Grading and certificates


It is obligatory to attend all lectures, demonstrations, laboratory works and pass the exam or homework.  The students should sign the attendance list every lecture, demonstration, and laboratory workshop. Please note that signing the list of attendance is crucial in order to receive the credits and the certificate for the course.

Credits and certificates

The Summer School gives ECTS credits for the courses. If you want to transfer your Summer School credits and grades to your degree programme at your home university, check with your university staff about transfer policies and procedures before registering for Summer School courses.

A certificate for course completion will be granted to those students who successfully pass the courses in the Summer School. The ECTS credits will also show on the official transcript of records of the University of Jyväskylä. The certificates will be sent to the students during October. For students of the University of Jyväskylä, a certificate is available on request. Please contact if you would wish to have the certificate.


At the Jyväskylä Summer School, courses are graded on a pass/fail basis. Sometimes grades are conveyed on a scale of 0 to 5. Grade 0 equals failure. To obtain a grade of 5 (excellent), a student usually needs to show a strong interest in the class and acquire relatively large amounts of information regarding the topics discussed in class. For more information on grading, please see the University of Jyväskylä Examination Regulations.


Students are expected to follow a good academic practice and avoid plagiarism in all their work. Plagiarism will not be tolerated from anyone who participates in Jyväskylä Summer School. Plagiarism is a form of cheating, and is seen as academic dishonesty. It is a matter of deceit: fooling a reader into believing that certain written material is original when it is not. Plagiarism is a serious and punishable academic offense, when the goal is to obtain some sort of personal academic credit or personal recognition.