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Open UAS path studies

Find your own path! Did you not get to start your studies as planned? Or maybe you are looking for alternative paths for degree studies for some other reason? You can start your journey with path studies in the open UAS and after completing the required courses, you can apply for degree programme studies through the open path application process. If you get in, the completed courses and their credits are transferred to your degree study record.

Next Registration Period

Next registration period for path studies begins in August 1st at 9 am.

Here you can find the curriculums of the degree programmes. In path studies you study first year studies in the degree students' groups in Tampere.
Information about path studies in Finnish can be found here. Links to enrollments and further details will be published here in June 2024. The fee for Path Studies is 300 € and it is paid when enrolling.

Open UAS Path studies offered in English

Bachelor's degree path studies in 2024

  • Environmental Engineering Path Studies
  • International Business Path Studies
  • Media and Arts Path Studies: Interactive Media
  • Media and Arts Path Studies: Music Production
  • Media and Arts Path Studies: Fine Art
  • Nursing Path Studies
  • Software Engineering Path Studies
  • Textile and Material Engineering Path Studies

Master's degree path studies in 2023

  • Master's degree (Business Administration): Risk Management and Circular Economy Path Studies
  • Master's degree (Engineering): Risk Management and Circular Economy Path Studies
  • Master's degree (Natural Resources): Risk Management and Circular Economy Path Studies
  • Master's degree: Community Work and Multicultural Development Path Studies

What are open UAS path studies?

The open UAS path studies may offer you a way in to UAS degree programme studies. When you have completed 50 credits of bachelor’s degree studies or 15-20 credits of master’s degree studies (depending on study programme requirements) in the open UAS, you can apply for admission to the degree programme through the application on the basis of Open UAS studies. When applying for a master’s degree programme, you also have to fulfil the basic education and work experience requirements. You should aim to complete the path studies in a year.

Please note that completion of the required number of credits alone does not guarantee admission. It, however, offers you the possibility to apply for a degree programme at TAMK as well as other universities of applied sciences if the degree programme is available in the application on the basis of Open UAS studies.

There is a limited number of study places in path studies and we fill the places in the registration order, if not stated otherwise. Path studies are subject to a fee of 300€ / year. You pay half of it when enrolling and half will be send by e-mail.

If you are currently an attending degree student at TAMK, you can not register as an open UAS student or a path student at TAMK, too. As a degree student, you should register for courses through Pakki.

How do path studies work?

If you can study full time, we offer you a planned set of courses through which you can complete the required 50-60 credits in about a year. To do this, you have to be able to attend the courses during daytime. Some path studies are available as so-called multiform studies, and in these paths, contact teaching takes place in the evenings or e.g. from Thursdays to Saturdays. You can find detailed information on different practices under each path study description.

Studies in Finnish require good oral and written Finnish language skills and respectively studies in English require good oral and written English language skills. Please note that degree programmes in Finnish may also have teaching materials in English.

The fee for path studies is the same for all open UAS students. If you are a non-EU/EEA citizen and you are later accepted in as a degree student, you will have a tuition fee like all the other non-EU/EEA –students. The fee will only commence after admittance as a degree student.

How to apply to path studies?

The registration is done in the Open UAS online store. The registration link can be found through the description page of each path. Upon enrolling you pay half of the fee and the other half is charged later by e-mail. Altogether the fee is 300 €.

In general, open UAS path students are admitted to studies either in registration order or with specified criteria. There is a limited number of study places for path students. Information on admission is always announced on each path’s own web page. We will inform all applicants by email about their admission status.

Before you register, please think about whether it is possible to participate in full time studies in your current situation, and whether you have the financial means to do so. Open UAS students are generally not entitled to student financial aid in the same way as degree programme students are, and study possibilities on unemployment benefit can be limited. 

Contact us!

avoinamk [at] tuni.fi (avoinamk[at]tuni[dot]fi)