Time: 24.8.2020-31.7.2021
Place: South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk), Department of Information Technology, Mikkeli campus, Patteristonkatu 3 D, 50100 Mikkeli
Extent: 60 ECTS credits
Prior know-how:  The students need to be fluent in English and have basic computer and Internet skills.

Credited in degree: Bachelor of Engineering, Information Technology
Enrolment period: 4th – 10th of August 2020, the enrolment is binding. The enrolment form will open 4th of August at 9 am Finnish time.
Price: EUR 175 / semester, EUR 350 in total
Number of study places: 2

Please notice, that these studies are not for Xamk degree students.


The Information technology (IT) program allows you to join the developers of the future.

The IT program gives you a solid foundation on IT and allows you to specialize in the field of your own interest with flexible study plan. With this method, you can find and utilize your personal strengths as a future IT engineer.

The program is built around three key themes: networking, data centers and IoT (Internet of Things) which are supported with other topics such as information security, programming and project studies.

The studies are carried out in our modern and comfortable campus, with state-of-the-art IT equipment.

In our IT programme you focus on computer networking and implementation of services in a modern data center environment. You learn to build secure Internet-connected wired or wireless local area networks. You are able to manage and run server environments. Information and network security is also an important part of the studies.

Different IT skills are combined together in IoT systems and with which you learn how to develop and prototype services and understand their possibilities in global business.

You also learn programming, which allows you to develop and customize services for your needs.

BYOD – Bring your own device
The BYOD policy demands students bring their own devices, i.e. laptops, to campus. Read more here.

Additional information:
You should bring the following documents with you on the first day of studies:
– passport/residence permit or official Finnish ID
– certificate of physical examination (students from outside Finland only). This means that student should have a health examination done by a medical professional (nurse or doctor) who fills in the certificate. The certificate  gives Xamk school nurses basic information about your health, in case you need to use their services during your studies.

Enrolment and cancellation:
Enrolment in path studies is binding. Open study path students are taken in enrolment order. If you enroll on several open paths, the primary path is the one you enrolled in first.

If you cannot participate in the path you have already enrolled in, please let us know as soon as possible by email openstudies@xamk.fi. Enrolment can be canceled free of charge till 16th of August 2020. If you cancel after this, the tuition fee EUR 175 must be paid in total.

Open path studies are not intended for degree students of Xamk.

Information regarding studies
Degree studies in Information Technology
Link to the curriculum

Principal lecturer Matti Juutilainen, firstname.lastname@xamk.fi

Study grants
Studying in the Open UAS does not entitle you to a study grant or other student benefits or discounts. In case you intend to study unemployed, please contact your local employment office (TE-toimisto) before you begin your studies. If your employer has granted you at least two months of uninterrupted study leave, you can apply for a full adult education allowance from Employment Fund.

Residence permit
If you are not a citizen of Finland, it is possible that you have to have a valid residence permit in order to study in the Open UAS. You cannot get a residence permit based on of Open UAS studies.  More info here.

From path to degree
You can apply in joint application period for degree programme during your open path studies, if you qualify the admission criteria. More information here.

It is also possible to apply for a degree student without a formal qualification at separate admission organized by Xamk. This is possible after you have completed 60 credits at Xamk. More information here. The credits you have completed will be recognized as a part of your degree. Please notice, that if you are admitted as a degree student, the tuition fee for students outside of the EU/EEA is 6000 euros / academic year. More information on tuition fee here.

Additional information about the enrolment
The office of Xamk Open University of Applied Sciences, email openstudies@xamk.fi.

OUAS reserves the right to make changes.