Open studies - Häme University of applied sciences
Open studies
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Open studies


Open studies can be a start of your degree studies. You can develop your professional skills or update your existing skills. If you later apply for a degree programme, it is possible to accept the studies you have completed as part of the degree in accordance with its current competence description.

Some studies may contain prerequisites, such as previous completed studies. These are described in the study guide. Please read this information carefully before registering!

Current open for enrolment study provision can be found at this site. Enrolment to HAMK open university courses is open five times a year at enrolment periods (see enrolment times). Enrolment opens always at 8 am and closes at 11.59 pm.

Enrolment periods

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

  • 3.-14.10.2022, autumn period open studies
  • 1.-14.12.2022, spring period open studies
  • 13.-24.2.2023, spring period open studies
  • 13.-24.3.2023, open summer studies

Take into consideration - open studies

  1. As a student of open studies you are not entitled to student financial aid or student discounts, unless you are entitled to them because of your other studies.
  2. Before enrolling please notice that some courses may have prerequisites. It is on your own responsibility to consider whether your knowledge and skills meet the prerequisites of the course. Master’s degree open studies require sometimes previous Bachelor’s degree.
  3. An Open UAS student cannot receive a certificate of completion of the official language even if they pass the Swedish course. It can only be given to a degree student
  4. Students are required to bring their own personal laptops. More details from Bring your own device – BYOD and HAMK’s IT-services. Learning at HAMK is not dependent of the time and classrooms.
  5. Open university students are treated equally with degree students and they have the same insurance coverage as HAMK’s degree students.
  6. The open UAS student receives the right to study for the duration of the implementation in question for a semester or academic year. A student completing summer studies has the right to study until 30.9.

Check out the course selection of courses

See our study provision for spring 2022 here. 

See the course selection of Open University of Applied Sciences and find current studies that interest you in our study provision. You can search for courses by level, field of study or degree program and organize the search results by clicking on the column heading in the list. Select the course to find out more detailed information in the implementation plan. Please note that enrollment period of the courses for the Open University of Applied Sciences can be different from the registration time of the implementation plan. A HAMK degree student registers for studies organized by HAMK in Pakki.

If you do not find the kind of studies you are looking for, please contact the contact person of the degree programme and ask for the possibility to get guidance for creating your own personal study plan.

Enroll on the study of your choice

  1. Choose the course and start enrolment – Search for studies in the study offer in advance.
  2. Authenticate – You can authenticate through the service by using online banking codes, a mobile certificate, or a certificate card.
    • Please, be prepared to provide your authentication method to speed up the enrolment.
    • Only in exceptional cases, i.e. if you don’t have any authentication method suitable for the service of you have technical problems with the authentication, you can choose an alternative registration form and not to use the authentication.
  3. Fill in the enrolment form
  4. Pay the study fee (15/credit) – Study fees are paid online by the Paytrail service. Payment methods include online payments to Finnish banks, card payment, MobilePay and Walley bank as an invoice and installment service.
  5. Confirmation – After payment, you will receive an automatic confirmation email about your enrolment.

Authentication takes place through the service. You can authenticate using online banking IDs, a mobile certificate, or a certificate card. Only in exceptional cases, ie if you do not have any authentication method suitable for the service, you can choose an alternative registration form and skip the authentication. You will receive an automatic confirmation message once you have registered and paid the study fee. Before the start of the course, you will receive a welcome message with more detailed information related to your studies. If you have not received any contact, send a message to Registration is binding and must be canceled in writing by e-mail, (Terms of cancellation). The completed registration form data is sent in encrypted form. 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

HAMK’s own open UAS study provision is free of charge for our degree students, if the course can be included in the degree to be completed. You can register for the studies organized by HAMK in Pakki. HAMK’s AOKK (Humanities and Education) studies at the Open University of Applied Sciences are subject to a fee, and you can register for them using the current enrolment link during the open university’s registration periods.


You will find more info about Open University of Applied Sciences – Course contents in the Study guide.

Course nameCreditsTiming datesLevelOnline studiesTeaching languageOnline Enrolment
Preparing for UAS Studies: Writing2 op24.10.2022 - 16.12.2022Bachelor'sYesFinnishEnrolEnrol without authentication
Bakery Technology5 op09.01.2023 - 10.02.2023Bachelor'sYesFinnishEnrolment is not open
Integral Calculus2 op24.10.2022 - 16.12.2022Bachelor'sNoFinnishEnrolEnrol without authentication
Cybersecurity5 op24.10.2022 - 16.12.2022Bachelor'sYesFinnishEnrolEnrol without authentication
Transport Economy5 op24.10.2022 - 18.12.2022Bachelor'sNoFinnishEnrolEnrol without authentication
Basics of Digital Presentation6 op24.10.2022 - 16.12.2022Bachelor'sYesEnglishEnrolEnrol without authentication
Preparing for UAS Studies: English2 op24.10.2022 - 16.12.2022Bachelor'sYesFinnishEnrolEnrol without authentication
Preparing for UAS Studies: Finnish as a Second Language2 op24.10.2022 - 16.12.2022Bachelor'sYesFinnishEnrolEnrol without authentication
Traffic Safety4 op24.10.2022 - 18.12.2022Bachelor'sYesFinnishEnrolEnrol without authentication
Towards Electrical Qualifications, part 415 op24.10.2022 - 16.12.2022Bachelor'sYesFinnishEnrolEnrol without authentication
Basics of Cereal Processes5 op24.10.2022 - 16.12.2022Bachelor'sYesFinnishEnrolEnrol without authentication
Preparing for UAS Studies: Mathematics2 op24.10.2022 - 16.12.2022Bachelor'sYesFinnishEnrolEnrol without authentication
Brewery Technology5 op09.01.2023 - 10.02.2023Bachelor'sNoFinnishEnrolment is not open
Low-code development with Outsystems5 op24.10.2022 - 16.12.2022Bachelor'sYesEnglishEnrolEnrol without authentication
Transport System Design5 op24.10.2022 - 18.12.2022Bachelor'sNoFinnishEnrolEnrol without authentication
Cost Impact of Design5 op24.10.2022 - 16.12.2022Bachelor'sYesFinnishEnrolEnrol without authentication
Preparing for UAS Studies: Swedish2 op24.10.2022 - 16.12.2022Bachelor'sYesFinnishEnrolEnrol without authentication
Cyberattacks and defense methods5 op24.10.2022 - 16.12.2022Bachelor'sYesFinnishEnrolEnrol without authentication
Basics of Urban Planning4 op24.10.2022 - 18.12.2022Bachelor'sNoFinnishEnrolEnrol without authentication
Penetration Tests, Audits, and Red Teaming5 op24.10.2022 - 16.12.2022Bachelor'sYesFinnishEnrolEnrol without authentication
Geometry and Linear Algebra3 op24.10.2022 - 16.12.2022Bachelor'sNoFinnishEnrolEnrol without authentication

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.