Studies at Schools of Aalto University and in other universities

Aalto University provides cross-disciplinary studies and opportunities for degree students to study at different schools of Aalto University. Within the field of technology mobility is more free and students do not need to apply through internal mobility.

There are also so called Aalto courses which are organized by one or more Aalto schools. These courses are open to all students at the university, regardless of their field of study.

Application period  for internal mobility studies is four times a year.

Flexible study right JOO

The Flexible Study Rights Agreement (JOO) provides graduate and post-graduate students of Finnish universities the opportunity to include courses from other universities into their degrees. JOO agreement allows a student to apply for a temporary study right at another Finnish University.

Aalto University uses with some exceptions two application periods for JOO-studies. During the main application period in April, students can apply for the JOO-courses that are held during the next academic year. In October it is possible to apply for the courses that are held next spring.

The application process

The application for JOO studies is done in the electronic Joopas application system ( Before filling in the application, the student must have the studies approved as part of his/her official personal study plan (HOPS). A copy of the study plan and an unofficial transcript should be enclosed with the application.

Both student’s home school and the receiving school or university will electronically make their own decisions in the system, and the student will get the final decision via e-mail.

Further information

Detailed information both internal mobility and JOO studies can be found from Into-website: 

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