Learning via open studies
HAMK’s Open Studies are available for all who want to study at university level. Open Studies are meant to support lifelong learning.
They may be the beginning of your degree studies, you may improve your professional skills by studying or update the know-how you already have. Virtual courses suit those who want to study whenever and wherever they like.
All HAMK’s open studies are integral parts of education leading to a degree. Courses and modules are suitable for those who want to study less at a time. Study path suits those who aim at degree studies. Studying the path takes one academic year if you pursue a degree student place on a Bachelor level. The study path to become a Master’s degree student takes the first semester.
Open Studies are not awarded with a degree but if you decide to apply for degree education and you are admitted, the studies completed and approved will be credited towards a degree at HAMK University of Applied Sciences.
Student places are filled on a first come first accepted principle and the number of places is limited.
Open Studies of HAMKs’ students who have lost their right to study
If you have lost your right study after discretionary extension period, you may continue your studies at HAMK’s Open University. The first semester, which begins right after the discretionary extension period, is free of charge if you start in Open UAS before 31 August 2019. From then on (1 September 2019), the charge is 10€ / credit or 300 € / academic year.
How do I enroll for Open University to continue my studies?
- Agree with your student counsellor on the studies you will take
- Enroll on the studies via e-mail to your degree programme’s student affairs secretary. Include the studies you will take in the message.
Please note that as a new student you will get a new student number, a new ID (username and password) and a new e-mail account. For further information, please contact the student counsellor of your degree programme.
Take into consideration - open studies
You will see a list of courses and modules offered in Bachelor’s degree programmes and Master’s degree programmes and give search conditions e.g. virtual studies. Sort the list by date to find the relevant provision of courses. Change the module selection language to English and choose the language of tuition. You may familiarize yourself with the implementation plan by clicking implementation.
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. Open Studies of Master’s degrees are all organised on Visamäki campus in Hämeenlinna. Please notice that if you choose language English in Module selection, the list shows only the courses that will be tuited in English.
Enrollment period for open UAS studies:
- 1.-15.8.2019 open studies during autumn 2018 (26.8.-20.12.2019)
- 7.-18.10.2019 open studies that start later in autumn (28.10.-20.12.2019)
- 2.-15.12.2019 open studies during spring 2020 (10.1.-8.5.2020)
- 17.2.-28.2.2020 open studies that start later in spring (16.3.-8.5.2020)
- Open summer studies (13.5.-31.8.2019). Enrolment period is from 18 March at 08:00 to 19 April 23:59. Registrations for open summer studies that are made by other times will be ignored. Summer 2020 enrolment period will be announced later.
We also offer some Non-stop courses which you can enroll anytime, also outside the given enrollment periods. You can enroll to these courses by contacting the study secretary of the programme who will send you an enrollment form.
The completed registration form data is sent in encrypted form.
Registration is always binding. After enrolling you will receive an e-mail message which tells you that your registration has been received. Make sure that your information is correct. The number of seats is limited and students are accepted in enrollment order. At the end of enrollment time you will receive an e-mail message that tells you whether your registration has been accepted. That message is a confirmation of the course and it contains detailed information on practical arrangements, or notification of any cancellation of the course. If you do not get any contact after the end of registration, please contact the student affairs secretary of the degree programme by e-mail studentservices(at)hamk.fi.
NB: before you enrol, please check the dates and other details in the implementation plan of the course.
Please notice that any cancellations have to be made in writing, by e-mail for example, to study secretary of the degree programme. See Terms of cancellation.
The enrolment will be open from 08:00 to 23:59. Remember to close the query tab after you have registered for open studies.