Available to everyone
Open Studies are open to everyone, irrespective of age or educational background. Open Studies at Karelia UAS (University of Applied Sciences) offer you an opportunity to study courses that are part of Karelia UAS degrees.
Open Studies give you an opportunity to:
- develop your expertise or the knowledge and skills needed in working life
- find a field/profession of your interest
- take courses before applying for a degree programme
- learn about studying at Karelia UAS
- study as a hobby
Open Studies are part-time studies and subject to a fee. Most of the course options are avaible in Finnish but some can also be completed in English. Please note that the studies often contain contact lessons and require attendance in Joensuu, Finland.
Open Studies offer you the possibility to complete degree courses, even if you cannot complete the whole degree through them. In order to complete a degree you have to be a degree student at Karelia UAS. If you have completed Open Studies and you are later chosen as a degree student at Karelia UAS, the credits of all successfully completed Open Studies courses can be transferred to your Karelia UAS degree.
Open studies are conducted during two semesters during the Academic Year: autumn semester (August – December) and spring semester (January – July) Study fee depends on the amount of the courses (and study points) taken:
1 study points 10 euro
2 study points 20 euro
3 study points 30 euro
12 study points or more 120 euro.
Please, note that the study fee is collected by registration.
Study Path Programme
Study Path Programme offers you a possibility to study towards degree as an open UAS student. After completing 55 credit points of the study programme you can apply for the admission as a degree student. Registration for Study Path Programme is organised every August. There are only restricted amount of study places available in Study Path Programme. Register to Study Path Programme from 8 August at 9:00 am to 9 August 9:00 am (GMT+3). The period for registration is only for 24 hours, please, act promptly!
Study fee in the Study Path Programme is 120 e/semester, and 240 e for full Academic Year. At Karelia you use your own computer for your studies. Read more Student selection will be made to you by 16 August 2022.
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Information for international students
Open Studies are part of the Finnish adult education system. They are basically available for all, although they are mainly targeted to those already living in Finland. This is because Open UAS students are not entitled to a student visa. However, if you are visiting Finland on a temporary short-term visa or if you do not need a residence permit to enter Finland (EU students), it is possible for you to take Open Studies courses.
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