UniPID's Virtual Studies are free of charge online courses, available for both international and Finnish students enrolled at the UniPID Member Universities.
the UniPID Virtual Studies, students:
The studies are suitable to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and can be taken individually or as a part of the UniPID Minor. All students are responsible for making sure with their home department that the virtual studies can be included in their degree.
How to apply?
Students apply for courses on the UniPID website, where the Course Catalogue is updated yearly. The courses are divided into general and specialized courses. General courses address fundamental issues in global development studies. The courses address the theories and practice of development and offer an introduction to the topic.
Specialized courses delve deeper into specific concepts and themes of sustainable development, such as biodiversity, corporate responsibility, sanitation, and the role of international organizations. Together, the course curriculum offers a well-rounded view on development work and research.
When applying for courses, under "Home University", please select the Finnish Member University that you are affiliated with, even if you are an exchange or an international degree student. Only if you are not affiliated with any of the Finnish Member Universities, please select "Other, please specify".
For more information on the studies, see the Student Guide!
For frequently asked questions, see the Virtual Studies FAQ!
Important: Please note that the credit registration process for the UniPID Virtual Studies changes from the autumn semester 2014 onward. From now on, credits and grades are registered at universities giving courses. Students should apply for credit transfer themselves with transcripts of records from course arranging universities.Virtual Studies contacts can help with this process.