Open Studies

Study Paths

Study Paths are intended for students who are aiming at degree studies. The study paths consist of first year's studies of the degree programme in question. For a study path you do not need to have a certain educational background but there may still be some requirements (for example language skills) if they are considered essential for succeeding in the studies.

After completing 60 ECTS degree specific studies at Open UAS you can apply for study right on the basis of studies completed at the Open UAS. In this case it is not mandatory for you to have eligibility for higher education studies. The application period in this separate application is twice a year. Completed Open UAS Studies can be included to degree studies if you are later admitted to a degree programme at VAMK.

The studies are carried out in the same group with degree students and the lectures are day-time on weekdays (Monday to Friday). You can take part in the same courses than other students in the group. You will get a student account to use the school's computer system. Also the library services are available to everyone.

Because Open UAS studies do not lead directly to a degree, it is not possible to get study grant or subsidised meals or student prized tickets in trains or buses.