Studying in open UAS
The studies of open UAS follow the curricula of the degree studies. Contact teaching takes place in degree students’ groups with places reserved for open UAS students, or in separate open UAS groups. Some courses are completed fully online and include no contact teaching. There is a limited number of places for open UAS students in the groups.
If there is no schedule in the course description, it has not been confirmed yet.
All degree students have completed either general upper secondary school or upper secondary vocational education. This is not demanded from open UAS students but studies require equivalent skills from working life or elsewhere. In music studies, the teacher ensures that the student has sufficient prior knowledge and skills during the first lesson.
Without any earlier studies, music, mathematics and language courses may be challenging. Finnish-language studies require good oral and written Finnish language skills and respectively English-language studies require good oral and written English language skills. You can assess your language skills for example with the Dialang test.
Computer skills are important in all open UAS studies. All studies also require initiative, activeness, responsibility and teamwork skills.
Please note that open UAS studies are not on-line studies, but require living in Tampere. You cannot receive a visa to Finland based on open UAS studies.
Planning your studies
All TAMK’s degree courses can be found in the Student’s Guide online.
For planning your studies, you can contact the open UAS staff. TAMK’s student counsellors, teachers and heads of degree programmes are also available for detailed questions on content of the courses.
If you have any questions on open UAS studies, please email us at avoinamk [at] tuni.fi.
You can download an electronically signed and verified transcript of records or a study certificate from PAKKI. The documents are electronically signed using the certificate of the Population Register Centre of Finland (VRK), which guarantees the authenticity of the electronic signature. You can find further information on verifying the authenticity of documents on Tampere University of Applied Sciences’ website at www.tuni.fi/esignature/en.
If you need a verified paper copy of the transcript, please send a request to avoinamk [at] tuni.fi.
Degree students see their completed study units in PAKKI.
Used study methods
The teacher of the course defines the used study method. The study methods may include individual or group assignments, presentations, examinations, a learning diary or a combination of these.
The tuition fee for individual courses is usually 15 € / credit. For path studies and study modules, the fee is 10 € / credit. The tuition fees are chargeable up to 30 credits per year.
We will send a link to the invoice to the student’s email address. TAMK’s degree students register for all courses through Pakki. Please note that you can not be an active TAMK degree student and a TAMK open UAS student at the same time.
Studies completed in the open UAS can be transferred to TAMK’s degrees. Open UAS students, however, can not receive credit transfers based on their earlier studies.
Registration for Open UAS courses is usually binding.