Frequently Asked Questions:
1. I am not a student in one of the Network universities. Can I still participate in the Network's teaching?
See Study Guide for details.
- Applying to study as a self-paying non-degree student. First read the study guide carefully, then fill in the application form from Asianet-website. If you’re not currently enrolled in any university / polytechnic answer “self-paying” when asked for. After you have accepted you need to register as a non-degree student at the University of Turku. You will receive the application form for UTU non-degree students separately after you have been accepted to the course from the Asianet Coordination Unit by e-mail. Instructions on how to fill in the application from for non-degree studies:
- Fill in the personal information.
- The Application section: I am applying for the right to study in the following discipline, write “Finnish University Network for Asian Studies”
- Module/Course: write “Asian Programme and year”
- Write the names of the courses you want to study. The upper limit for non degree students is 28 ECTS.
- Tick the right semester option and add the year in “I am applying for the right to study from”
- Remember to sign your application!
- Send the application directly to the Network Coordination Unit (see address in the sidebar)
- You will receive the invoice after you have been accepted to the Asian Programme. You cannot start your studies before the invoice has been paid.
- After you have paid the invoice you should send the copy of the receipt to the Network (the one that you can print from online bank is fine. You will not get the keyword to the Moodle course site before the Coordination Unit has received the receipt. You can scan the receipt and send it to anna.vare(a)utu.fi or post it by regular mail to the Coordination Unit.
2. Who signs the confirmation letter of acceptance for students from applied universities?
3. Is it possible to complete the Asian Studies Programme in two years or more?
4. Is it possible to complete the Network courses from abroad?
See Study Guide.
5. Can I take the courses when I am working full-time?
6. What does an ”online home exam” mean? Where are these exams? Are there any specific exam times?
7. I am an exchange student. I will return back to my home country while the Asian Studies programme is still running. Can I finish the programme from home?
8. Which courses have I already taken in the Asian Studies Programme?
9. I have already taken some courses of the programme last year. Do I have to register again for this year?
10. In what language do I answer the exam questions or write the essays?
11. How are credits from the courses transferred to my own degree? Is it automatic?
12. Can the Master's Level level courses be taken with the Asian Studies Programme?
13. I have studied in the old Asian Programme (before end of 2014) and want to continue my studies in the new Asian Programme (starting from 2015). Can I do this?
Students from previous Asian Programmes (before 2015) can continue their studies without problems in the new 2015 Asian Programme. The old credits will be accepted as part of the new programme. Contact the Coordination Unit for more information.