Faculty of Mathematics and Science

Other Studies

Flexible Study Right (JOO) for Studies at other Finnish Universities

According to the national JOO flexible study right (JOO= Joustava Opinto-Oikeus = flexible study right) agreement, all degree students can include studies from other Finnish universities in their degrees. It is possible to gain a JOO study right at another university after the suitability of the proposed studies to the student’s degree has been evaluated by the Head of Academic Affairs.

Students can only get a JOO right to study at another university if equivalent courses are not offered at the University of Jyväskylä and they have valid academic reasons for the studies (e.g. more suitable geographical location is not a valid reason).

The purpose of JOO studies is to broaden the course selection, give a greater freedom of choice, and support the progress of students’ studies. For students, this flexible right to study offers a chance to include suitable studies from other universities in their degrees, and to take advantage of the additional expertise outside their home institution. The JOO studies at other universities are free of charge. There is no deadline for applications in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science.

The application period for the individual courses or universities can be continuous, or takes place twice every year.

Open University

The Jyväskylä Open University offers a wide variety of university level courses for everyone, regardless of age or education. Furthermore, there are some courses available which are not delivered at all at JYU. All studies at the Jyväskylä Open University can be included in the degree. The modes of study are flexible, and the teaching is arranged during evenings and weekends. Courses have a nominal fee (c. 50 euros), also for the students of the Jyväskylä University.