Home page

How to apply

You can find all the KiViTa courses on the course offering pages: "For students" and "For staff". Students will be selected in the order of registration. You can apply for several courses at a time.
Pöydällä kannettava tietokone, muistilehtiö, kynä ja kukkia

Who can apply?

  • KiViTa courses are available for all degree students, doctoral students and exchange students enrolled in any higher education institution in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area:
    • Aalto University
    • Arcada University of Applied Sciences
    • Diaconia University of Applied Sciences
    • Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
    • Hanken School of Economics
    • University of Helsinki
    • Humak University of Applied Sciences
    • Laurea University of Applied Sciences
    • National Defence University
    • Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
    • University of the Arts Helsinki 
  • The applications of students who do not have a valid right to study in one of the above institutions will not be processed.
    To confirm your course attendance, you need a Finnish personal identity code and online banking credentials.
    • If you do not have a Finnish personal identity code, you can apply for courses as usual, but once your application has been accepted, please contact kivita@aalto.fi.
  • For registration instructions for KiViTa courses for staff, please see Moodle. The staff courses are open also for doctoral students. 

When can I apply?

The next application period is from 2 May 9:00 to 11 August 23:59.

The course application period may end earlier if the course’s quota is full.

How to apply?

See the entire student course offering here.

Before registering, make sure that the KiViTa courses fit into your personal study plan and that you are able to commit to the teaching offered and the coursework required. 

  1. To register for KiViTa courses, go to Studyinfo.fi. Please note that all students must register for KiViTa courses on Studyinfo.fi, also those enrolled in the university offering the course. 
    1. NB! If you have a Finnish personal identity code and user ID for online banking, please identify and fill in the application form. This method will eliminate the need to confirm your course attendance (step 4).
  2. On Studyinfo.fi, choose the appropriate study option(s) and enter your personal data for use in the student register of the higher education institution offering the teaching. 
  3. You will be notified of your acceptance on the course by email after the application period has ended, at the latest. 
  4. You must confirm your course attendance on Studyinfo.fi within three days of being accepted on the course. If you fail to confirm your attendance within that time, the seat may be offered to the next student in line.
    1. To confirm your course attendance, you need a Finnish personal identity code and user ID for online banking. If you do not have them, you can apply for courses as usual, but please contact kivita@aalto.fi once your registration for a course has been accepted.
    2. NB! If you have filled in the application form after identifying yourself, you can disregard this step.
  5. Once you have confirmed your course attendance, you will receive an email from the organising higher education institution instructing you on user account activation and any other course practicalities. 

Register now on Studyinfo

With questions about registration, contact kivita@aalto.fi.

If you wish to cancel your registration, please remember to do so either on Studyinfo.fi or contacting kivita@aalto.fi as early as possible.


How do I transfer a KiViTa course to my studies at my home institution?

KiViTa courses are recorded in the student information system (Sisu or Peppi) of the higher education institution providing the teaching. You must have any KiViTa credits transferred to your home institution to incorporate them into your degree. Follow the credit transfer instructions of your home institution. 

  • Published:
  • Updated:
URL copied!