Looking for something specific? Use our search engine!

JOO flexible study right – instructions for students from other universities

Students registered at universities with whom Åbo Akademi University has signed a cooperation agreement can apply to take courses within the framework of the agreement. In order to apply for flexible study rights via JOO you need to fill in an application form. For the application form and further instructions, please go to JOOPAS.

You can find the courses offered at Åbo Akademi University in the study guide here:


Remember to include both the name of the course and the course code in your JOO application.

Important information when you have been granted JOO study right at Åbo Akademi University

When you have been granted JOO flexible study right at Åbo Akademi University and have been informed about the decision through the JOO system, you will within a week receive an email with some information including a link to this page.

Åbo Akademi University username and password

You activate your username and password by logging into Selfservice. It generally takes 24 hours after you have been registered before you can activate your username. More directions regarding this can be found in Selfservice and here.

In order to activate your username electronically, you need Finnish bankcodes, an electronic ID card or a mobile certificate. You do not have to visit the Helpdesk for the activation. Should you have problems, or should you not have Finnish bank codes, please go to Helpdesk which is located in the ASA building in Åbo/Turku at Fänriksgatan 3 B, ground floor. The Helpdesk is open 8:15 – 16:00, telephone (02) 215 4777. E-mail address helpdesk@abo.fi. In Vasa/Vaasa the Helpdesk is located in Academill at floor B3.

The username should be used:
– to log into intranet (for more study related information such as the faculties’ examination dates, writing guides for students etc.)
– to log into student.abo.fi (course information, completed studies, course registration etc.)

Study right number

All students registered at Åbo Akademi University have individual study entitlement numbers. Previously registered students used to have individual student numbers, but they have been included in the study right number. The study right number should always be used in course examinations in order for the study credits to be registered.

The individual study entitlement number can be found in student.abo.fi by clicking on “study records” or “profile”. It may be in the form 45217-282-2017 for older study entitlements, or 1801690 for newer. If your study right number is in the old format, you only need to use the first 5 numbers.

Course information, course registration and completed courses:

  1. The course information can be found in the study guide and in the study tool (please note: it might take up to a week before the activated username works in the study tool)
  2. Course registration is done in student.abo.fi
  3. Information on how to use the tools can be found here (login required)

Joo students granted the right to take courses at Åbo Akademi University attend the teaching and examination of the course(s) according to the same regulations as the university’s regular degree students. Identification should be brought to the examination.

Registration for the academic year for longer JOO study rights than one academic year:

Should you have been granted JOO study right for more than one academic year, Åbo Akademi University requires you to certify your enrollment at your home university (copy/photography of student card or an official certificate of enrollment) when a new academic year starts. This can be done at the student office or by email to studinfo@abo.fi. Should you have automatic joo study right (some students at the University of Turku), you will automatically be registered in our systems, so you do not have to provide us with any certificates.

How to get the study attainments registered at your home university:

Having passed the course/courses at Åbo Akademi University and want the study credits transferred to your home university, you should first check which the process is at your home university. Students at the University of Turku need to apply to have their credits transferred via Puro.

Should you need an official transcript of records from Åbo Akademi University, it can in Åbo be obtained from the faculty offices, the student office in Gripen or by ordering them by email from studinfo@abo.fi. Students in Vasa can order the transcript here.

Updated 15.1.2021