Study tools

Personal study plan (PSP)

All new students are required to write a personal study plan in which they divide their intended studies into the two-year schedule. This is done under the guidance of the programme coordinator or programme secretary at the very beginning of the academic year. PSP is done in WebOodi.

WebOodi and Lukari

Students can search for courses and familiarise themselves with course descriptions in WebOodi. Supervising professors, course material lists and examination dates, for example, are available in WebOodi. Examination dates are also available.
Link to WebOodi

Lukari is UEF's personal timetable service. With help of Lukari, students can create their own individual timetables.
Link to Lukari

Grading

The Finnish national credit allocation and accumulation system is equivalent to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). This means that credits (opintopiste) are the same as those in the ECTS. One year of full-time studies requires about 1600 hours of work and corresponds to 60 credits (30 credits per semester). Lectures, exercises, seminars, independent studies and examinations have been included in this estimate of required workload of a student.

The grading of courses at the University of Eastern Finland follows two basic practices: 1) Pass or Fail, or 2) applying a numerical scale with grading from 0-5 (maximum) for passed courses.

Grade Definition

ECTS scale

Grading requirements
5
4
3
2
1
Pass

Excellent
Very good
Good
Satisfactory
Sufficient
Fail
No number grade given

A
B
C
D
E
F
about 80-100% of the maximum
about 72-79% of the maximum
about 65-71% of the maximum
about 58-64% of the maximum
about 50-57% of the maximum


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Academic calendar (semesters, public holidays…)
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