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Widen your know-how via Open university

HAMK’s open UAS studies are for all who want to study in a university.

Choose Open Studies at Häme University of Applied Sciences if you are interested in developing yourself or your professional skills or you want to update the know-how you already have with specific study units or courses. Open UAS includes open studies and Study Paths. Study Path is the right choice for you if you aim at becoming a degree student.

All studies on these pages are university level and they are selected parts from degrees to match the different needs of our open university students. The difference between Open Studies and Study Path is that the student who chooses Study Path aims at becoming a degree student by studying the whole first academic year with the other first year students of the Bachelor’s degree or the first semester of the Master’s degree with the Master’s degree students.

Enrolment period for study paths and open UAS studies:

The enrolment will be open from 08:00 to 23:59.

  • 2.-15.8.2021, autumn period open studies
  • 2.-8.8.2021, study paths (autumn 2021)
  • 4.-15.10.2021, autumn period open studies
  • 1.-15.12.2021, spring period open studies
  • 1.-8.12.2021, study paths (spring 2022)
  • 14.-25.2.2022, spring period open studies
  • 14.3.-22.4.2022, open summer studies

Explore our options and enrol:

 

Student counselling
As a student of open studies, you are entitled to student guidance. If you need information about enrolment or practicalities, contact the student affairs office, studentservices@hamk.fi. When you need guidance related to the contents of the studies, contact the teacher in charge of the course/module or the student counsellor of the degree programme.

Study methods
There are two different ways to study HAMK’s Open Studies, 8-16 and 18-100 methods. The 8-16 method is studying in the daytime and on weekdays. 18-100 studies are multiform studies organised outside office hours so that you may participate in them alongside your job. Study methods

Student services
You receive guidance about studying practicalities from the student affairs officers (studentservices@hamk.fi). Student counsellors and teachers help you with questions about guidance of studies. You can find degree programme’s study advisor from degree programme’s website, e.g. Applicants > Degree Programme > Contact information and teacher’s contact information in an implementation plan of the course. Other services available are IT services and library services.

IT services
You will receive a student ID and password (according to the contact information you give when enrolling) for using HAMK’s email and other electronic services. Check IT-services website for further information.

Library services
HAMK library and information services are at your service in HAMK units and online as well. You may get a library card to HAMK library from any campus. Be prepared to show your identification when picking up the card.

Student feedback
We collect feedback during the studies, so that we are able to develop our HAMK Open UAS education.

The fee for Häme Open University  of Applied Sciences, HAMK, is 15 Euros/credit and 400 Euros for the study paths. When the registration system changes in December 2020, the fees for open studies will be paid upon registration. The tuition fee for Study paths will be invoiced after the enrolment has been accepted.

Failure to pay will immediately terminate the right to study. Study fees are collectable.

Course / module fee
​The tuition fee for open studies is 15 Euros/credit. For example, a 5 credit course costs 75 Euros. ​The tuition fee is paid at the same time as registration. Other possible costs include material and excursion costs.

Studies free of charge
Some of Häme university of applied sciences open university studies are going to be offered free of charge for unemployed, laid off workers, pensioners and secondary level students starting 1.8.2021.  Please note that this practice is only in use temporarily and only separately defined – not all studies are included. 

Tuition fee for study paths
The fee for Bachelor´s level study paths is 400 €. In Master’s level study path studies, the tuition fee is paid according to the extent (150€/10 credits or 225€/15 credits). A payment link for the tuition fee will be sent to the approved registrant by email. Payment of the fee confirms the study place.

Tuition fee for HAMK’s students who have lost their right to study
HAMK student fees are based on time: 0.5 years / 250 € and 1 year / 400 €.  The fee is not tied to the number of credits. The student may pay a credit-based fee if it is less expensive than a time-based fee. The tuition fee for the studies will be invoiced after approval.

​Other possible costs include material and excursion costs.

If you plan to apply as a degree student after completing the study path please note:

Degree students with citizenship in countries not within the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, are required to pay tuition fees for university studies in Finland. Tuition fees apply to degree programmes taught in English since autumn 2017.

The cancellation has to be made to study secretary promptly in writing.

If you cancel your enrolment at least 14 days before your studies begin, you are entitled to a refund of payments.
Send an email to studentservices(at)hamk.fi (please note that during summer holidays and Christmas season there may be a slight delay in processing these payments).
If you cancel your enrolment later than 14 days before the beginning of your studies, we will charge the study fees in full. Also, if you do not cancel your enrolment
and drop out right from the start or during your studies, we will charge the study fees in full.

We may waive the study fees in full or partially:
– if you are enrolled in HAMK’s Open studies and they offer you a degree student place before you start your Open studies.
– if you are enrolled in one of HAMK’s Study Paths and they offer you a degree student place in any Finnish higher education institution before you start your Study Path at HAMK.

We reserve the right to make changes due to e.g. low number of participants, possible changes in schedules, teacher or place of instruction.

Assessment of studies
The assessment of studies is knowledge-based and based on the assessment criteria in the learning outcomes.

As a general rule, grading is based on a numerical scale from 5 to 0 as follows:

  • 5 (excellent)
  • 4 – 3 (good)
  • 2 – 1 (satisfactory)
  • 0 (fail)

The pass/fail scale is used in certain separately determined cases as follows:

  • H (approved)
  • 0 (fail)

The teacher must award grades no later than one calendar month after the course’s or module’s completion date indicated in the implementation plan. Grades are entered in the credit record database. Students who have not completed all assignments included in the course to an acceptable standard within this period of time will be awarded grade 0, or the course can be evaluated with minor extent. Grade 0 indicates that the student’s performance or work is unfinished and the course is uncompleted. The student completes the course or module during the period of the implementation. Otherwise the student needs to contact the teacher of the course for further information about resits. If needed, ask for help from your student affairs secretary.

The studies are valid for ten years.

Certificates
You will receive a transcript of records automatically after you have completed your Open Studies or Study Path. If you need a certificate of registration for TE Services, contact the Student Affairs Office.

Students via CampusOnline -portal can view their study attainments and send them to be recorded in the study register of home institution in the Puro service . The grade is displayed in Puro with a delay of a few days. Universities that use Puro credit transfer service are listed on website and degree students of Åland University of Applied Sciences will receive a transcript of records by mail.

PURO info for degree students – view your study attainments

You have received a welcome email from Häme University of Applied Sciences. Please read instructions from below about starting your studies and how to activate your user account.

Study path students

  • You will receive an email once your student ID has been created. This ID gives you access to all HAMK’s student systems. You may activate your ID at patu.hamk.fi well in advance before starting your studies. You may activate the student ID with Finnish banking codes, a mobile ID or an ID card. If you don’t have a Finnish social security number, you may activate the ID through self-service (without strong identification). In case of any problems contact the ServiceDesk IT services
  • After activating your ID you are able to begin the Starter Kit of Digital Skills -course. Starter Kit of Digital Skills -course will help you to start using HAMK online tools, equipment, environments and methods used in higher education studies. Get familiar with the content and instructions of the Starter Kit from this website.
  • Visit Welcome to HAMK for further information.
  • You will also receive further information by email before your studies begin.
  • We will send you an invoice link by email as soon as you have been accepted. Neglecting payments will cancel your right to study immediately and all unpaid study fees/tuitions will be referred to an external debt collector.
  • Start using the free student mobile app Tuudo.

Open university students (single courses/modules)

  • You will receive an email once your student ID has been created. This ID gives you access to all HAMK’s student systems. You may activate your ID at patu.hamk.fi well in advance before starting your studies. You may activate the student ID with Finnish banking codes, a mobile ID or an ID card. If you don’t have a Finnish social security number, you may activate the ID through self-service (without strong identification). In case of any problems contact the ServiceDesk IT services
  • You may use the same ID for your student email, Moodle learning environment and HAMK’s IT-services.
  • The timetables are available at lukkarit.hamk.fi. Use the group code on the course’s implementation plan to find the right timetable e.g. VV1920.
  • Start using the free student mobile app Tuudo.
  • You will also receive further information by email before the course/s begin.

Open university students (who has lost their rights to study)

  • You will receive an email once your student ID has been created. This ID gives you access to all HAMK’s student systems. You may activate your ID at patu.hamk.fi well in advance before starting your studies.
  • For further information, contact studentservices(at)hamk.fi.
  • If you have lost your right to study, you may continue your studies right after the discretionary extension period in HAMK’s Open University.
    The tuition fee is based on time: 0.5 years / 250 € and 1 year / 400 €. The fee is not tied to the number of credits. We will send you an invoice link by email as soon as you have been accepted.
  • Start using the free student mobile app Tuudo.

Students of other higher education institutions (Finnish universities: CampusOnline, KiVANET etc.)

  • You will receive an email once your HAMK ID has been created. This ID gives you access to HAMK’s student systems. You may activate your ID at patu.hamk.fi well in advance before starting your studies. You may activate the student ID with Finnish banking codes, a mobile ID or an ID card. If you don’t have a Finnish social security number, you may activate the ID through self-service (without Finnish social security number). In case of any problems contact the ServiceDesk IT services
  • We primarily recommend the registration and use of HAMK ID, because only then can we guarantee the availability of all e-materials during the course. Spark study feedback can also only be given with HAMK’s HAKA. Nevertheless, if you wish, you can use your own university’s HAKA login in some courses. Note that the key required for the Moodle workspace is not used in all implementations. If it is possible to log in with your own university’s HAKA, you will receive the key from the teacher.
  • You will receive further information on your studies by email before the course/s begin.
  • Please note that registration is binding. If you have to cancel, please contact us immediately by email, studentservices@hamk.fi.
  • After the course has ended you can view your study attainments and send them to be recorded in the study register of your home institution in the Puro service . Universities that use Puro credit transfer service are listed on Puro’s website. Degree students of Åland University of Applied Sciences will receive a transcript of records by mail.

Students of HAMK's partner institutions (Feevale University, Brasil and Via University College, Denmark)

  • You will receive an email once your HAMK ID has been created. This ID gives you access to HAMK’s student systems. You may activate your ID well in advance before starting your studies at patu.hamk.fi. While you don’t have Finnish social security number, You may activate the student ID through self-service (without strong identification). In case of any problems contact the ServiceDesk IT services
  • You will receive further information on your studies by email before the course/s begin.
  • After the course has ended you will receive a transcript of records by mail.

Appropriate personal data processing is important for HAMK. At HAMK personal data is processed according to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679) and Finnish laws. Privacy policy

Contact info

​As a student of open studies, you are entitled to student counselling. If you need information about enrolment or practicalities, contact the student affairs office by e-mail studentservices@hamk.fi.

When you need guidance related to the contents of the studies, contact the teacher in charge of the course/module or the student counsellor of the degree programme, staff contact information.

Staff email addresses are in the form firstname.lastname(at)hamk.fi and student email in the form firstname.lastname(at)student.hamk.fi.

Please notice

As Open Studies are not leading to a degree it is not possible to get a residence permit only for that purpose. For further information, please visit the website of the Finnish Immigration Service.

Please also note that the studies often contain contact lessons and require attendance in HAMK.

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