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[in Finnish]

Instructions will be published on 22.3.2021

Why do I need a study plan aka HOPS? 

Study plan enables study planning, registration for courses and is the basis for degree certificate and graduation. You can register for teaching from 9.8.2021 in Sisu. Graduation will be applied for as of 25.5.2021 in Sisu. If you are graduating in June or July 2021, you will need to make a study plan in Sisu first.

The degree certificate is formed on the basis of your study plan, so it is not possible to apply for graduation without Sisu HOPS.

How to create a study plan? 

Step 1. Log in to Sisu at

Step 2. Open "Structure of studies" at the top of the page 

Step 3. Start new study plan

Start new study plan by clicking "New study plan" button and choose under "My educations" you will find all your study right. Choose your doctoral programme. 


  • you can choose from the educations you have study right to
  • curriculum period ...
  • You can name your study plan as you like

Basis for your study plan looks like this. 

Step 4. Choose study modules to your degree 

In doctoral programme there are only compulsory study modules. Sisu guides you what you need to choose.

In this example there are three study modules: Studies in Scientific Practices and Principles, Research field studies and Doctoral thesis. 

  • The window on your right shows the made selections.

Step 5. Choose courses to study modules

In study module there can be compulsory, optional and free choice courses.  In doctoral degree most of the study modules requires approval for the module content.

Sisu guides you to make the choices in the right side window. 

When all the choices are made correctly, the button Approval for module content approval actives if the approval is required. 

You can send the study module for approval. The application requires some grounds for the application. Contents of the study modules should be discussed beforehand with the supervisor. 


After the approval application has been sent, it shows in the HOPS as approval requested. 

  • Study draft
  • add completed courses to study plan
  • add 

Step 6. Choose Doctoral thesis / licentiate thesis

Choose thesis according to your research field. Usually the thesis and research field codes are formed on same basis, in this case ELEC002Z refers to acoustics also in thesis. 

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