Welcome to study at the School of Vocational Teacher Education

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Congratulations on your study place! You are warmly welcome to Haaga-Helia School of Vocational Teacher Education.

Confirming the study place and registering as present 

Go to My Studyinfo service https://studyinfo.fi/oma-opintopolku/. Sign in by using your Finnish online banking credentials. If you do not have Finnish online banking credentials, you can also confirm your study place using the link you have received from My Studyinfo by e-mail. 

Please confirm the study place or cancel it by 11 April 2023, 15.00 (EEST). If you were accepted from the waiting list, please check your personal deadline from My Studyinfo / from the acceptance letter.

After confirming your study place, continue to Oili service and register as present for the spring semester by the deadline mentioned above. 

If you would like to register as absent based on legal grounds for absence (eg. parental leave), please contact the Study Services: opintopalvelut.aokk@haaga-helia.fi. More information on registering as present or absent.  

In case there are changes to your e-mail address or mobile phone number, please inform us by e-mail: opintopalvelut.aokk@haaga-helia.fi. You will receive your username to your e-mail address and a password to your mobile phone number before the beginning of your studies. 

Electronic identification

Haaga-Helia uses electronic identification in order to verify the identity of our new students. About one week before the beginning of your studies, you will receive instructions on the electronic identification process by e-mail.  

Exception: If you have studied at Haaga-Helia during the past few months, you might not receive the automatic e-mail on identification. In that case, you may contact opintopalvelut.aokk@haaga-helia.fi.  

Username, password and study agreement

After successful electronic identification you will receive an e-mail message that will contain your username from do_not_reply@haaga-helia.fi.

Your personal password will be sent as an SMS to your mobile phone. In case you did not receive your password to your phone, please inform your new mobile phone number to the Study Services, opintopalvelut.aokk@haaga-helia.fi, and after that renew your password at https://salasana.haaga-helia.fi/.  

Accept the study agreement, the IT policies and the use of your data by logging in (using your username and password) to https://opiskelusopimus.haaga-helia.fi

With the username and password you can log in to Moodle, student’s desktop Peppi, student email and Teams.  

More information on receiving the username and password.  

Studies will begin in May

Studies will begin on 25–26 May 2023 at 9–16. The contact days will be organized at Pasila campus, Ratapihantie 13, Helsinki. More detailed instructions and the programme for the first contact days will be sent to your e-mail later by your tutors.

All the contact days of the English group can be found at: https://www.haaga-helia.fi/en/timetables-0. In addition to the contact days, the studies will include online learning, independent assignments and group assignments.  

The study guide of the Vocational Teacher Education is called the Development Programme: https://www.haaga-helia.fi/en/vocational-teachers-development-programme.

In case you cannot attend the first contact days, please inform us at opintopalvelut.aokk@haaga-helia.fi. After the first contact days you will be contacted by your tutor. 

Student email and forwarding the messages

A student e-mail account is created automatically for each student, and it will be used for all study-related communication. The e-mail application is Office 365, and the e-mail address format is username@myy.haaga-helia.fi. Log in to your e-mail account at http://mymail.haaga-helia.fi with your username and password. Then choose your language and country settings. 

If you prefer to use your personal e-mail address for reading study-related messages, you will need to forward the messages from your student e-mail account. 

Instructions on turning on automatic forwarding of emails.  

Peppi – student’s desktop

In Peppi you can download your electronic study certificate or transcript of records. You can log in to Peppi with your username at https://mynet.haaga-helia.fi.  

Meal subsidy card

As a student of Vocational Teacher Education you are entitled to a meal subsidy card issued by Kela. The card entitles you to student prices in participating restaurants, which are listed on the Kela website: https://www.kela.fi/meal-subsidy-student-restaurants

The meal subsidy card can be received during your first contact days or picked up from the customer service desk at the Pasila campus (2nd floor) when you have started your studies. Please bring your ID with you.  

Financial matters

Studies in the International Vocational Teacher Education programme are non-degree studies / continuing education. There are no tuition fees, but costs may occur from e.g. study materials, meals or transportation.  

Since the programme does not lead to a degree, students are not entitled to a student card, travel discounts or other benefits.  

Financial assistance for adult students is available from e.g. the Employment Fund (Työllisyysrahasto) and the TE Services (TE-Palvelut). Please note that if you are unemployed when you start your studies, you will have to report your studies to the TE Services.

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