Flexible study right (JOO) studies

Learn how to apply to study minor study modules or individual courses at Uniarts Helsinki.

According to the flexible right to study, i.e. the JOO right, you have the opportunity to apply for the right to study at another university, for example to complete a minor study module or to take individual courses. By applying for JOO studies, you have the opportunity to include studies suitable for your degree from the Uniarts Helsinki’s course selection.

You can apply for the right to study if you are registered as attending and are a bachelor and master level student or a doctoral student at a Finnish university. Read more about how to apply below.

Application periods

­Applications for JOO studies at the Uniarts Helsinki are submitted during separate application periods. Applications for autumn studies are submitted on 1-31 May and for spring studies 1-30 November.

In the case of postgraduate students, a continuous application process is underway. Applications must be submitted at least four weeks before the start of the desired course.

How to apply for and start JOO studies

First you need to apply for an endorsement for JOO-studies from your home university. The endorsement will be submitted to Uniarts Helsinki by your home university after the application period has ended. You will be informed of the decision before the start of the studies you have applied for. 

As a rule, studies can be started as soon as the right to study has been granted or at the beginning of the course granted.

Course selection and criteria for admission

We offer JOO studies from our selection of joint studies as well as from each academy’s own course selection. See academy-specific criteria below.

Joint studies of Uniarts Helsinki

You can apply for the JOO study right  for joint studies at our university.

We can grant the right to study if there are vacancies in the teaching group and you have sufficient skills and reasons for participating in teaching (if necessary, we ask you to take a placement test or perform a preliminary assignment).

Academy of Fine Arts

As a rule, you can apply for the JOO study right to theoretical studies and individual art studies at the Academy of Fine Arts.

Sibelius Academy

As a rule, you can apply for the  JOO  study right to lecture and group teaching at the Sibelius Academy. The courses to which you can apply for the right to study are listed below.

Arts Management, Society and Creative Entrepreneurship

As a JOO student, you can apply for all studies with a few exceptions.

As a JOO student, you do not have the opportunity to apply for modules:

  • Personal development
  • Arts management Research and Methodologies

You can also apply for the JOO study right for elective studies, excluding:

  • S-AMT27 Production la?
  • S-AM22 Work experience
  • S-AM23 Project
  • S-AM20 Current issues

We accept master level students as JOO students.

Music Technology

You can apply for the JOO study right to group teaching in music technology. It is important for those applying for a right to study to read the pre-course requirements in the study guide carefully. If they are not met, it is unlikely that the right to take the course will be acquired.

You can search for interesting courses in the study guides of the bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes in music technology and in the secondary subject modules we offer:

Courses and secondary subject modules:

Additional information on admission

When admitting students to courses, we give priority to our own degree and exchange students. There is a separate participant quota of courses in Arts Management for applicants to the Open University of Uniarts Helsinki. We can grant the study right for a JOO applicant if the course can accommodate the students.

Theatre Academy

As a rule, you can apply for the JOO study right to the course selection of the Theatre Academy’s Centre for Joint Studies

Only exceptionally, the right to study may also be granted for other teaching of the degree programmes.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer individual study counselling to those applying for a JOO study right. Applications are processed on a case-by-case basis.

We can grant the right to study if there are vacancies in the teaching group and you have sufficient skills and reasons for participating in teaching (if necessary, we ask you to take a placement test or perform a preliminary assignment).

Credit transfer to the home university’s register

Having completed the  studies, you must order a  formal transcript of records from the academy’s study services after receiving the grade and the credits for the course (four weeks after the end of the course). You are responsible for submitting the transcript of records to your home university.

Contact details


Invoicing of JOO studies

Invoices are primarily requested as e-invoices.

Electronic invoices: EDI ID: 003725003056

E-invoice operator: CGI/OpusCapita Solutions Oy

Operator ID: E204503?

Paper invoices: University of the Arts, P.O. Box 775, 00074 CGI/01051 INVOICES

As an e-mail attachment in PDF format to: talous@uniarts.fi 

Business ID: FI2500305-6

Please send the attachments to the invoice by email with the name of the contact person on the invoice: Hanna Paananen, Open Campus: +358 50 456 8145, hanna.paananen@uniarts.fi (P.O. Box 35, 00097 University of the Arts Helsinki).