Study Rights

Information about study rights at Hanken.

The right to study is limited for most students. You can check the extent of your study right in Sisu Opens in new window on the My profile page. The study rights are valid until the end of a semester, that is either until 31.7. or 31.12. The study rights for master's degrees are limited.

Study Right for Degree Studies

The Rector grants the right to study within a degree programme at Hanken. The right to study at Hanken is granted upon application and by certain application procedures. The following academic degrees can be completed at Hanken:

  • Bachelor of Science in Economics
  • Master of Science in Economics
  • Licentiate of Science in Economics
  • Doctor of Science in Economics and Business Administration
  • Doctor of Philosophy.

You can only be given the right to study for one degree of a certain level at the School.

You can request for a change of study right. The request for a change of study right is binding and your study right is automatically changed if the change is granted.

Timetable for request to change study rights for the academic year 2023 - 2024

Changing your major: Majors in Swedish ongoing, major in English master's level 3.1.2023-17.1.2024

Changing study right from bachelor to master level:  twice a year, in March for changes effective 1.8 and in October for changes effective 1.1.

Changing campus bachelor level: last weekday of March kl.15.00

Changing campus at master level: English 3.1.2023-17.1.2024. Swedish 13.3.2024-27.3.2024



Degree students can give up their study right at Hanken School of Economics and thereby be removed from the student register. The decision is irrevocable and if you wish to continue your studies at Hanken School of Economics you must regain a new study right and undergo the application procedure.

If you wish to terminate your study right, please fill in a form and hand it in to Student Services/study affairs in Helsinki or Vaasa.

Non-degree study rights do not lead to a degree, but gives the right to take certain courses during a limited time period at Hanken. If you have a non-degree study right you are subject to the same rights and responsibillites as degree students who are registered as present (with the exception of study benefits).