You can get compensatory credits at the University of Jyväskylä for both compulsory or elective language studies that you have completed abroad and that are part of your degree. Individual courses not corresponding to any compulsory or elective language studies included in your degree, can often be recorded under the code for “other studies”.  If these studies can be seen to contribute to your intercultural competence, they can also be included in the MIC Programme.

Compensation criteria

The Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication Movi acknowledges university studies completed abroad as part of language studies according to the following criteria:

  • if you have completed studies in your own field, in the language of the exchange partner, you can get elective language credits for them and the number of credits depends on the length of the exchange period (max. 8 ECTS credits);
  • if you have completed studies in your own field in some other language than that of the exchange partner (e.g. through English in the Netherlands) for at least 5 months, you can get 4 ECTS credits recorded in your transcript as elective language studies;
  • if you have completed actual language courses offered by the exchange partner, you can get compensatory credits for them but the details have to be agreed upon separately.

In order to have compensatory language credits recorded in your transcript, you need to fill in an application for the compensation. In addition, you need to attach the certificates of your exchange period and of the studies completed abroad to the application. The application form is available at the Movi (Ulla Lautiainen).

If you wish to have your studies abroad included in the MIC Programme, you need to present a certificate of these studies and relevant course descriptions at application. Note, however, that if your studies are already included in some language-specific or intercultural module or entity, such as Deutsche Kulturstudien, Etudes françaises, or Intercultural Studies, you cannot get a double number of credits for them from the MIC Programme.