Enrolment

Students are to enrol for attendance for each academic year or semester via the JAMK University of Applied Science’s Student Management System Peppi. All new students receive information on enrolment before the beginning of the academic year.

Academic calendar & Enrolment Periods
Instructions on how to enrol

Enrolment for the autumn 2019 (and spring 2020) semester can be made in Student Management System Asio during 1.8.-3.9.2019. It is recommended to enrol for the whole academic year during the enrolment period of the Autumn term. Alternatively, it is possible to separately enrol for both the Autumn and Spring semesters. In order to be able to enrol the student must have a valid study entitlement.

The students are informed of the precise enrolment period dates by the JAMK University of Applied Sciences’ email system and in the announcements found in the Optima >> AOKK Opiskelu/AOKK Studies workspace.

Neglecting the enrolment results in the student loosing his study entitlement, which can then only be restored by the Vice Rector (provided that the maximum study period has not been exceeded). If restored the study entitlement, the student may resume his studies in the beginning of the next semester.

 

Study Entitlement

A person selected as a student for the professional teacher education programme who has confirmed his study place, enrolled as present and whose study entitlement has not expired can proceed in his professional teacher’s pedagogical studies. The study entitlement is in compliance with Act 932/2014 and the Degree Regulations of JAMK University of Applied Sciences.

The maximum period of studies in professional teacher education is three academic years. Once granted a study place, the student is to begin his studies in the beginning of the academic year following the selection. An exception to this rule can only be made for very particular reasons (due to long-term illness, maternity/paternity leave or military service). In these types of cases the Director of the School of Professional Teacher Education can grant the student the right to enrol as absent for the whole academic year and the studies can continue at the beginning of the following autumn semester. In all cases the absence period is considered as “spent” study time, as well. Application form for non-attendance can be found in the study guide: Instructions and forms.

All students have also the possibility to complete the professional teacher education studies in less than the standard study period. In this case the personalized study plan is to be drafted in accordance with the expected study period. 

A student who has not taken the required 60 study points within the maximum study period (or the granted extension) will lose his study entitlement and thus cannot complete his studies nor obtain a certificate. In this case, the only way to complete the studies is to re-apply for the professional teacher education programme.

 

Restoring a Lost Study Entitlement

Students who do not enrol for attendance or non-attendance or have not finished their degree within the maximum study period (or the granted extension) will lose their study entitlement.

Those who have not enrolled for attendance or non-attendance within the enrolment period can apply to the student services manager for a new study entitlement, if they have not exceeded the maximum study period.

Instructions and forms are available in the study guide or at the Student Services. In accordance with the Government's Degree 1440/2014, a fee of € 50 is payable for the handling of the application and it must be paid before submitting the application for the new study entitlement.

The account information for Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences (JAMK) is:
Bank: OP-Pohjola
BIC: OKOYFIHH
IBAN: FI38 5290 0220 4210 34
Reference: 1122

A revised study plan approved by the career tutor/programme coordinator, a transcript of records and a receipt of paid application handling fee must be attached to the application.

As a rule, study entitlement is restored at the beginning of the following semester, but if the student can present sufficient justification and supporting documents, study entitlement may be restored immediately. However, it must be done before the next date when student statistics are completed, September 20th or January 20th. All the semesters without a study entitlement due to non-enrolment will count as semesters reducing the maximum allowed attendance time. 

If a student has not finished the degree within the maximum study period (or the granted extension), but wants to continue his studies, he must re-apply for admission to education.

 

Discretionary Extension of Study Period

JAMK University of Applied Sciences can, for special reasons and in compliance with its’ Degree Regulations, grant an individual student a discretionary extension of study period. Before applying for discretionary extension of study period, the student is recommended to have a discussion with his educator and also with study counselor if needed. On the student´s application, the student services manager may extend the student´s study period, generally once and for up to two semesters, if the student has no more than 20 credits left to complete and graduation within the extension period is a realistic goal. An application for an extended study period must be submitted two months before the expiration of the study entitlement in ELMO dashboard.

The electronic application form is available in the student's electronic service widget in the ELMO dashboard, under Forms, 2 During Studies. An application with necessary attachments in pdf-document (study plan containing a scheduled plan for the remaining studies approved by tutor teacher/educator and a receipt of the 50 € payment) must be attached to the application. The decision to restore the study entitlement is based on the Head of Department’s proposal and is made by the Student Services Manager. If your maximum study period is already expired, you do not have a student status and your application can not be processed.

Please notice that JAMK collects an application processing fee. The payment 50€ is collected if you apply for the discretionary extension of study period or the new study entitlement. The application processing fee is based on the Government decree 1440/2014 and must be paid before submitting the application for discretionary extension of study period.

The account information for Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences (JAMK) is:
Bank: OP-Pohjola
BIC: OKOYFIHH
IBAN: FI38 5290 0220 4210 34
Reference: 1122

 

Interruptions in Studies

If the student wishes to enrol for non-attendance, he is to apply for it. The permission is granted by the Director of the School of Professional Teacher Education and for special reasons only (due to long-term illness, maternity/paternity leave or military service). Application form for non-attendance can be found in the study guide: Instructions and forms.

If granted, the Student Services Secretary enters the enrolment for non-attendance in the Student Management System ASIO. An enrolment for attendance can be changed into an enrolment for non-attendance or vice-versa during an enrolment period only. Due to the nature of the studies, enrolling for non-attendance holds no significant relevance on the practical level - a period of non-attendance is included in the maximum period of studies. However, it is important to agree on the practical implications of a possible non-attendance with one’s own educator. 

In case the student decides to definitely give up his study entitlement during a period of non-attendance, he is to submit a notification in writing to the Office or electronically in student's Elmo dashboard. The electronic form is available in the student's electronic service widget in the ELMO dashboard, under Forms, 3 End of Studies.

 

Discontinuation of Studies

In case the student decides to definitely give up his study entitlement, he is to submit a separate electronic form in student's ELMO dashboard. The electronic form is available in the student's electronic service widget in the ELMO dashboard, under Forms, 3 End of Studies.

By returning the form the student will withdraw from his studies at JAMK University of Applied Sciences. The student must check that all grades are registered in Asio. After withdrawing the student can´t get grades anymore.

 

Financial Support for Studies

Students finance their studies mainly with government financial aid. Adult students may also have other forms of financing.

Student Financial Aid for Adult Students

Master’s Degree students and other adult students can apply for student financial aid, if they meet the general criteria for student financial aid and they study full-time (5 ECTS credits/ withdrawn aid-month). When applying for student financial aid, students must prove the full-time status of their studies by presenting a personal study plan approved by the head of programme.

Read more on the website of Kela

Financial Aid by Education Fund

Adult students who have been employed may receive financial aid for their studies under certain conditions from the Education Fund. In such a case they are not entitled to government financial aid, except for the loan guarantee. Please see prerequisites for the financial aid by Education Fund here. Further information the Education Fund, tel. +358 (0)75 757 0505 (local/mobile charge) working days from 9 to 12 am.

 

Student Services of the School of Professional Teacher Education

Email: opiskelijapalvelut.aokk(at)jamk.fi

Lahtinen Henriikka

Lahtinen Henriikka

Opintoasiainkoordinaattori, Study Affairs Coordinator
AOKK Hallinto, Administration
Ammatillinen opettajakorkeakoulu, Professional Teacher Education
+358407720598
Salminen Marika

Salminen Marika

Opintoasiainkoordinaattori, Study Affairs Coordinator
AOKK Hallinto, Administration
Ammatillinen opettajakorkeakoulu, Professional Teacher Education
+358403515261