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Open studies

Start studying with 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.

Studying at Open University
Check out the Open UAS study fees and cancellation policy.
HAMK’s students at Open UAS after the right to study period has expired

Enrolment periods

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

15.3.-23.4.2021 open summer studies (from May to August 2021)
2.-15.8.2021 open studies during autumn 2021
4.-15.10.2021 open studies that start later in autumn (25.10.-17.12.2021)
1.-15.12.2021 open studies during spring 2022
14.-25.2.2022 open studies that start later in spring (14.3.-6.5.2022)
14.3.-22.4.2022 open summer studies (from May to August 2022)

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 module selection of courses

Find current studies that interest you in our study provision. You can use the application criteria you want, for example: implementation time, language of tuition, education or open Master’s level courses (open YAMK). In some courses, the student can choose the language of tuition, in which case the study has flag icons for implementation in Finnish and English.

When you choose language English in Module selection, the list shows only the courses that will be tuited in English. You can get acquainted with the implementation plan of the course you are interested in by clicking on the desired implementation. Please note that enrollment period of the courses for the Open University of Applied Sciences is different from the registration time of the implementation plan. A HAMK degree student registers for studies organized by HAMK in Pakki.

See the module selection of Open University of Applied Sciences

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 Collector 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


Browse all of our courses and course descrptions here. Next registration date is 15.3.-23.4.2021. Enrolment links for current courses will be visible here.

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.