Open University studies are an excellent option if you want to strengthen or update your professional competence, increase your knowledge and skills, or if you are considering applying at a later date for a place on a degree programme.
Course fee is 15€/credit. The Open University is for everyone - regardless of age and previous studies. Some courses may require prior knowledge. You can take as many courses as you like as open studies, but you cannot complete a whole degree programme at the open university.
Open University studies are mainly targeted for those already living in Finland. It is usually not possible to get a long-term student residence permit to Finland based on Open University courses. You will find useful information about migration to Finland on the Finnish Immigration Service. Open University students are not entitled to the same financial or social benefits as degree students.
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Applying for studies in spring 2020
The application form for studies in spring 2020 opens in 20th November 2019 at 10 am.
To some of the studies, the application period is continuous. Application periods vary in different study units. Check the exact application periods from course offering.
Our course offering consists of separate courses as well as course entities of the degrees. The Open University is for everyone - regardless of age and previous studies. Some courses may require prior knowledge. Most of the studies offered are basic-level studies taught in Finnish. In order to complete the courses you must already have a good command of Finnish/English.