General information about Open University studies
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. For Open University studies the course fee is 15€/credit.
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.
Course offering for 2022-2023
Dive into our various course offerings in the 2022–2023 academic year. Many courses have continuous application. The application periods vary, so please check the details in the course information. The application period for studies starting in the autumn will open on August 3, 2022 at 10 am.
Open university courses for Ukrainian students
Tampere University offers free study opportunities to degree students who arrive in Finland due to the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine.
The English-taught courses are aimed at Bachelor’s and Master’s level students whose studies in a Ukrainian higher education institution have been interrupted. Tampere University wants to support students by offering them the possibility to study open university courses without fees until 31 July 2023.
Please note that studying at the Open University does not lead to a degree. Students are therefore not eligible for student financial aid or any student benefits or discounts.
Open University Routes
Tampere University offers also alternative ways to apply a place in degree programmes. They are called Open University Routes. In English we have Open University Routes in the field of technology. We have a route for Bachelor's Degree Programme in Science and Engineering and routes for Master's Degree Programmes. After completing the route studies you can apply for degree programmes. Next application period for Open university Master's routes is 1.7.-14.7.2022 and for Bachelor's route 1.8. – 14.8.2022.
Do you need more information about studying in Open University?
email open.studies.tau [at] tuni.fi
telephone 0294 520 200 (Study Affairs Office)