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Widen your know-how via Open university

 

Enrolment period for study paths and open UAS studies (the enrolment will be open from 08:00 to 23:59):

  • 1.-12.8.2022, autumn period open studies
  • 1.-3.8.2022, study paths
  • 3.-14.10.2022, autumn period open studies
  • 1.-14.12.2022, spring period open studies
  • 1.-3.12.2022, study paths
  • 13.-24.2.2023, spring period open studies
  • 13.-24.3.2023, open summer studies

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.

HAMK’s students at Open UAS after the right to study period has expired

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 and you may activate it well in advance before starting your studies. You can find authentication instructions at the bottom of the page.  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 and you may activate it well in advance before starting your studies. You can find authentication instructions at the bottom of the page.  In case of any problems contact the ServiceDesk IT services
  • You may use the same ID for your student email, Moodle / Learn learning environment and HAMK’s IT-services.
  • Student’s guide for the Moodle (online learning platform used in HAMK). Please note that the workspace may not always be ready as soon as the student receives the link but will open at the beginning of the course.
  • The timetables for contact lessons are available at lukkarit.hamk.fi. Use the group code on the course’s implementation plan to find the right timetable e.g. VV2122.
  • 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 and you may activate it well in advance before starting your studies. You can find authentication instructions at the bottom of the page.  In case of any problems contact the ServiceDesk IT services
  • 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.), cross-institutional courses

  • You will receive an email once your student ID has been created. This ID gives you access to all HAMK’s student systems and you may activate it well in advance before starting your studies. You can find authentication instructions Welcome to study at HAMK at the bottom of the page under Authentication. In case of any problems contact the ServiceDesk IT services
  • We require 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.
  • Please note when logging in:
    If you have problems logging in, we recommend that you use incognito mode in your browser so your browser doesn’t store passwords, for example.
  • 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 transfer your credits, CampusOnline transferring study attainments and send them to be recorded in the study register of your home institution.  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 student ID has been created. This ID gives you access to all HAMK’s student systems and you may activate it well in advance before starting your studies. You can find authentication instructions at the bottom of the page.  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.

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

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. Study path students give feedback via Pakki. Open studies students can provide course/module feedback via a browser at https://pakki.hamk.fi/spark

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.

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
Information about your completed studies can be found on Oma Opintopolku at https://opintopolku.fi/koski. If you also need an official, signed transcript, send the request to studentservices@hamk.fi. After completing the study path courses, download the electronic transcript via the student’s desktop Pakki.

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 for example 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. Transferring study attainments between universities of applied sciences – CampusOnline

PURO info for degree students – view your study attainments

Open UAS

What is open UAS?

Open UAS studies are based on the curriculum of the universities of applied sciences, and it is open for everyone regardless of education and age. You can study a single course or wider study modules. Anyone interested can participate in the studies. You will develop your professional skills, learn what it is like to study at a university of applied science and update your skills. All the courses of the open UAS are higher education level and part of different degrees.

What are study paths?

A study path is an alternative route to a becoming a degree student. Compared to other open UAS studies, study path students aim to become a degree student after the first year of bachelor’s studies or the first semester of master’s studies. After completing 60 ECTS in the study path, you can apply for a bachelor’s degree via a separate application without an entrance exam. If you apply for a master’s degree via the separate application without an entrance exam, you are required to have a bachelor’s degree and subsequent work experience.

I'm an unemployed job seeker. Can I study in open UAS?

The courses on offer are open for everyone. If you are wondering how the completed credits affect your unemployment benefit, please contact TE services.

My education background is X, can I start studies in open UAS?

Your education background doesn’t matter because the courses on offer are open for all. Some courses may have prerequisites. In addition, a previously completed bachelor’s degree is often required for the open studies of a master’s degree, but these requirements are mentioned in the study guide. You can find more information about, for example, the required study skills in the sections: Take into consideration open studies and Take into consideration study paths https://www.hamk.fi/open-university/study-paths/?lang=en.

Who can study in open UAS?

Everyone interested in studying can participate in studies, regardless of age or education background.

What are the benefits for me of studying in open UAS?

At the open UAS, you can study according to your interest (continuous learning), update your competence, or acquire more skills if, for example, there has been a long period since you last studied. Open UAS studies are the same studies as in bachelor’s and master’s degrees, so you can complete some studies in advance at open UAS if you plan to apply for studies later on.

Enrolment

How do I enrol for open UAS studes?

Registration for open studies at HAMK is open five times a year and you can register via the link on the website. Registration for the study path is twice a year (in August and December). Registration schedules can always be found on the website of open UAS of HAMK.

Where can I find the study provision?

Available courses of open UAS can be found in the study guide https://hamk.opinto-opas.fi/openuasstudies?lang=en

Can I enrol, though I'm unable to pay the tuition fee immediately?

The study fee is paid upon registration.

I have enrolled in studies and paid it. However, I haven't received any information. What should I do?

You will receive more information by e-mail before the start of your studies. Sometimes e-mails go to spam, so please also check your spam folder.

Can I cancel my enrolment?

Cancellation must be made immediately by e-mail: studentservices@hamk.fi. If you cancel your registration at least 14 days before the start of your studies, you are eligible for a refund of the study fees already paid. Please send the e-mail to studentservices@hamk.fi (Please note that processing may be delayed during the summer and Christmas breaks). If you cancel your enrolment later than 14 days before the start 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.

Paying

What are the tuition fees?

The study fee for open studies is €15/credit. For example, a 5 credit course costs €75. The fee for bachelor´s level study paths is €400. In master’s level study path studies, the study fee is paid according to the extent (10 or 15 credits).

How the payment for studies is handled in practice?

The fees for open studies will be paid upon registration (payment methods include online payment, credit card, Mobile Pay, Pivo, Walley-invoice). The study fee for study paths will be invoiced after the enrolment has been accepted. A payment link for the study fee will be sent to the accepted students by e-mail from HAMK’s online store. Payment of the fee confirms the path study place.

Study ID

How can I get the study ID?

Please read the instructions (link) on how to activate your user account. https://www.hamk.fi/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/HAMK-Tunnistautumispalvelu-User-account-activation-1.pdf. Sometimes e-mails go to spam, so please also check your spam folder. In case of any problems contact the ServiceDesk IT https://www.hamk.fi/it-services/?lang=en

I have several study ID. What will I do?

You must always log in to the studies of the open UAS course with the user ID of the course in question.

Study skills and practices

What equipment, applications and software are used in studies?

For online studies you will need a laptop and network. More information: https://www.hamk.fi/byod-bring-your-own-device/?lang=en

Is there any entrance exam for open UAS?

There is no entrance exam for open UAS. Student are accepted in registration order.

Where and when studying takes place?

The method of completing the study is presented in the implementation information.

Can I study online while working?

Studying online while working is possible. It’s important to plan and schedule the studies so that you will also have free time.

I haven't studies earlier online, am I able to do it?

For online studies you will need a laptop and network. No special ICT skills are required, basic skills are sufficient (e.g. Word, Internet, e-mail). Online learning requires the same skills as for higher education studies in general, with an emphasis on independent work and time management.

Login to Moodle

What kind of counselling can I get for the studies?

Guidance on the content of open studies can be obtained from the teacher mentioned in the implementation plan and from study counselor.

Transferring

Can I complete the degree in open UAS?

A degree cannot be completed at the open UAS, but you get off to a good start. If you become a degree student at HAMK, studies in the same field of study that you have completed at the open UAS can usually be recognised as a part of the degree.

Does the course corresponds to the studies of another UAS?

Studies of open UAS are university-level studies. Usually, the studies can be recognised in the free-choice studies of the degree, and depending on the degree programme, also in the compulsory and optional studies of the degree structure. The equivalence of studies must always be verified at the host university. The contents of the study courses can be compared in the study guides. You can find the study guide here: https://hamk.opinto-opas.fi/openuasstudies?lang=en

Will a course completed elsewhere be recognised as part of these studies?

A maximum of 20 ECTS can be recognised only in the 60 ECTS path studies of the bachelor’s degree. Please notice that accepted studies at HAMK don’t always give eligibility to the separate application of other UAS.

Completed studies

Where can I find completed studies?

Completed studies can be found here. https://opintopolku.fi/koski (only in Finnish)

Where can I get a certificate for TE services?

You will receive a student certificate from the study services if necessary studentservices@hamk.fi for e.g. TE-services.

Will I get a certificate of completed studies?

Information on the studies you have completed can be found here https://opintopolku.fi/koski (only in Finnish). If you need also an officially signed transcript of records, please send a request to studentservices@hamk.fi. After completing the study path, you can download a transcript of records via Pakki which you will find on the student’s desktop.

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 avoinamk@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.

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

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