Non-degree education

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The University of Turku offers several non-degree programmes, specialisation studies and individual courses in English.

If you have also a degree student's study right, you need to register with the University according to those registration instructions.

Study rights are given by faculties and entered into study register system Nettiopsu in the Student Centre Disco.You will receive e-mail from Disco when your registration has been completed.

Programmes and studies not leading to a degree at the University of Turku

Degree students from Åbo Akademi University

New study right will be entrered after the decision of the Faculty

  • In some degree programmes operated together with Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU) and University of Turku (UTU) the study right for non-degree studies in UTU is given automatically.
    • This study right is valid only for compulsory studies in the degree programme.
  • If the study right has not been given automatically, please use the flexible study right service Joopas, www.joopas.fi
  • You'll need to use the JOOPAS system also if you want to study other studies.
  • Your personal details have been transferred from the application system JOOPAS or directly from ÅAU.
  • After registration you will receive an email from the Student Centre Disco.

Registration for current students

  • Registration for current students is done automatically in Student Centre Disco during the whole period of the study right.
  • Registration is entered annually in spring.
  • Registration in UTU requires registering in ÅAU. The status of registration and study right will be checked from ÅAU annually.
  • If the you haven't registered with ÅAU, your registration will be canceled in UTU.
  • When you graduate in ÅAU, your stydy right is no longer valid in UTU.
  • When study time is ending you'll receive e-mail from student centre Disco. Additional time is applied at JOOPAS system.

Cancelling the registration

  • You can inform the Student Centre Disco if you do not want to be registered as attending with the university. Please remember to tell you student number or Finnish ID code in your message to Disco.
  • After that your registration will not be entered automatically, and you'll have to contact the Student Centre Disco for re-registration. However, there will be no re-registration fee.
Exchange students from Åbo Akademi University

Registration information for exchange students from Åbo Akademi (ÅAU) to register with the University of Turku (UTU)

  • Please use the flexible study right service Joopas, www.joopas.fi
  • In the Joopas front page there's some general information and also a direct link to the application form.
  • Choose: Enroll to Network Courses
  • Select studies: JOO studies at the universities in Turku
  • Choose your home university: Åbo Akademi University
  • Sign in with your ÅAU account
  • Fill on the form carefully and send the application
  • Your application may have to wait for being processed. You will receive e-mails about the decisions concerning your application and its status. You may also monitor the status of your application in the Joopas service.
Please note
  • It is not possible to register for courses of Turku School of Economics 
  • For courses of the Language Centre you must apply for the right to participate by filling in the Application to study as a non-degree student.

Registration information for exchange students from the University of Turku (UTU) to register with Åbo Akademi University  (ÅAU)

  • Please use the flexible stydy right service Joopas, www.joopas.fi.
  • In the joopas front page there's some general information and also a direct link to the application form.
  • Choose: Enroll to Network Courses
  • Select studies: JOO studies at the universities in Turku
  • Choose your home university: University of Turku
  • Sign in with your UTU account
  • Fill on the form carefully and send the application
  • Your application may have to wait for being processed. You will receive e-mails about the decisions concerning your application and its status. You may also monitor the status of your application in the Joopas service.
Exchange students

New study right will be entered after the decision of the UTU

New study right and registration for the first academic year as an attending student is done at the Student Centre Disco after the decision of the Faculty or the International Services.

  • Your personal details have been transferred from the application system SoleMove.

Student Union membership

  • Membership for the Student Union is voluntary for exchange students.
  • Membership fee and the benefits depend on the level of your studies (Master/PhD).
  • You will receive a bank transfer slip for the voluntary Student Union payment after arriving in Finland.
  • As a member of Student Union you can order a student card.
  • Please read more information on the Student Union website.

Changes in health care system starting 1 January 2021!

  • Starting in January 2021, students in universities of applied sciences and academic universities who are entitled to use the services of the Finnish Student Health Service (YTHS) will pay a healthcare fee to Kela.
  • Students who are liable to pay the fee are students who have registered as attending and who are completing a bachelor's or master's level university degree.
  • Incoming exchange students, students in open university and students in tailor-made, customer-specific training programmes are not entitled to use the services of the Finnish Student Health Service, and thus they do not have to pay the healthcare fee. 
Psychotherapy Education

New study right will be ente red after the decision of the Faculty

New study right and registration for the first academic year as an attending student is done at the Student Centre Disco after the decision of the Faculty.

  • If there is a fee for the study right, you will receive a bank transfer slip with the decision from the faculty. You need to follow the instructions for the payment. Only after the payment is done the study right will be entered into the study register.
  • After registration you will receive an email from the Student Centre Disco.

Registration for current students

  • Registration for current student is done automatically in the Student Centre Disco during the whole period for study right.
  • Registration is entered annually in spring.

Cancelling the registration

  • You can inform the Student Centre Disco if you do not want to be registered as attending with the university. Please remember to tell you student number or Finnish ID code in your message to Disco.
  • After that your registration will not be entered automatically, and you'll have to contact the Student Centre Disco for re-registration. However, there will be no re-registration fee.
Specialisation Studies (erikoistumiskoulutus ERKO)

New study right will be entered after the decision of the Faculty

New study right and registration for the first academic year as an attending student is done at the Student Centre Disco after the decision of the Faculty.

  • If there is a fee for the study right, you will receive a bank transfer slip with the decision from the faculty. You need to follow the instructions for the payment. Only after the payment is done the study right will be entered into the study register.
  • After registration you will receive an email from the Student Centre Disco.

Registration for current students

  • Registration for current student is done automatically in the Student Centre Disco during the whole period for study right.
  • Registration is entered annually in spring.

Cancelling the registration

  • You can inform the Student Centre Disco if you do not want to be registered as attending with the university. Please remember to tell you student number or Finnish ID code in your message to Disco.
  • After that your registration will not be entered automatically, and you'll have to contact the Student Centre Disco for re-registration. However, there will be no re-registration fee.
Student of another University in Finland (incl. JOO-studies)

New study right will be entered after the decision of the Faculty

New study right and registration for the first academic year as an attending student is done at the Student Centre Disco after the decision of the Faculty.

  • Your personal details have been transferred from the application system JOOPAS or from some other application.
  • After registration you will receive an email from the Student Centre Disco.

Registration for current students

  • Registration for current student is done automatically in Student Centre Disco during the whole period of the study right.
  • Registration is entered annually in spring.
  • When study time is ending you'll receive e-mail from student centre Disco. Additional time is applied at JOOPAS system.

Cancelling the registration

  • You can inform the Student Centre Disco if you do not want to be registered as attending with the university. Please remember to tell you student number or Finnish ID code in your message to Disco.
  • After that your registration will not be entered automatically, and you'll have to contact the Student Centre Disco for re-registration. However, there will be no re-registration fee.
Studies in University Networks

New study right will be entered after the decision of the Faculty

New study right and registration for the first academic year as an attending student is done at the Student Centre Disco after the decision of the Faculty.

  • After registration you will receive an email from the Student Centre Disco.

Registration for current students

  • Registration for current student is done automatically in the Student Centre Disco during the whole period of the study right.
  • Registration is entered annually in spring.

Cancelling the registration

  • You can inform the Student Centre Disco if you do not want to be registered as attending with the university. Please remember to tell you student number or Finnish ID code in your message to Disco.
  • After that your registration will not be entered automatically, and you'll have to contact the Student Centre Disco for re-registration. However, there will be no re-registration fee.
Visiting studies with a fee for study right

New study right will be entered after the payment of study fee

New study right and registration for the first academic year as an attending student is done at the Student Centre Disco after the decision of the Faculty and the payment of the study fee.

  • Information on visiting studies
  • You will receive bank transfer slip with the decision from the faculty. You need to follow the instructions for payment. Only after the payment is done, the study right will be entered into the study register.
  • After registration you will receive an email from the Student Centre Disco.

Registration for current students

  • Registration for current student is done automatically in the Student Centre Disco during the whole period of the study right.
  • Registration is entered annually in spring.

Cancelling the registration

  • You can inform the Student Centre Disco if you do not want to be registered as attending with the university. Please remember to tell you student number or Finnish ID code in your message to Disco.
  • After that your registration will not be entered automatically, and you'll have to contact the Student Centre Disco for re-registration. However, there will be no re-registration fee. 

Studies at Open University or at Brahea Centre at the University of Turku are not entered into Nettipsu system. These units have their own study register systems.


Student union membership and student card

  • Student Union membership is compulsory for undergraduate students and voluntary for PhD and exchange students (Universities Act 558/2009, 46§)
  • Other students are not eligible to join the Student Union. Therefore students in non-degree studies are not allowed to join the Student Union or to get a student card.