Summer School

Grading and certificates

The courses combine interactive group work with lectures and presentations delivered by academics and practitioners.

Grading and certificates


It is obligatory to attend all lectures, demonstrations, laboratory works and pass the exam or homework. To make sure that all students attend to the course events there is a list of attendance which should be signed by the students before every lecture, demonstrations and laboratory works. Please notice that the list of attendance is crucial in order to receive the credits or the diploma of the course.

Credits and Certificates

Summer School gives ECTS credits for its courses. If you want to transfer your Summer School grades to degree programmes at your home university, check with your university advisors about transfer policies and procedures before registering for Summer School courses. The ECTS credits will also show on the official transcript of records of the University of Jyväskylä.

A certificate of course completion will be distributed 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 in October. Students of the University of Jyväskylä can also get a certificate on request. Please inform Summer School Office ( if you want a certificate.


At the Jyväskylä Summer School, courses are credited on a pass/fail basis. Sometimes grades are conveyed on a scale of 0 to 5. Grade 0 denotes 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 the 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 to 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.