Computer science as a minor subject
Rights of admission
All university students have the right to take the basic module (25 credits) and intermediate module (up to 30 credits) in computer science, or the computer science courses included in the minor module in method sciences (up to 55 credits). Students have to apply for the right to more extensive modules.
You can apply for the right to take the intermediate module after you have completed the basic module in both computer science and your own major subject. You can apply to the advanced module when you have completed the basic and intermediate module in both computer science and you own major subject. To gain the application-based right to study you are usually required to have grade level at least 3/5 in computer science. Unless the course requirement state differently, you need at least intermediate level study rights to participate in advanced-module courses.
The applications are processed by the department’s head of studies, Jaakko Kurhila. Apply with this form (in Finnish) You can either fill in the form online or print and send it by post. The answer will be sent to the email address you give on the form.
Transferring to the computer science degree programme
Students in degree programmes for physics, geology, chemistry, mathematics, or statistics can transfer to computer science by applying to the Faculty of Science for transferral of their degree programme. For more details on transferral of degree programmes, please see https://alma.helsinki.fi/doclink/127206, or ask the department or faculty’s student counsellors.
Become a JOO student at the Department of Computer Science
The studies office at your own university will help you fill in the application form and get the recommendation necessary to gain entry. For most universities, you can apply online, see details on the JOOPAS page with instructions. If you have a paper form, send it and its attachments to
Student affairs office, Faculty of Science
PO Box 44 (Jyrängöntie 2)
00014 UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
There are no deadlines for JOO applications.