***Required previous degree: Bachelor´s Degree in health care, social services or sports studies, or other suitable higher education degree (e.g. in physiotherapy, elderly care, podiatry) or a corresponding post-secondary level vocational qualification, awarded by a vocational college in Finland (e.g. fysioterapeutti or sairaanhoitaja qualification that was begun before the year 2000, prior to the change in the educational system in Finland)
Time: 7 September 2023-31 July 2024
Place, University: South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk)
Extent: on average 35 ECTS credits
Target group: The students need to be fluent in English and have basic computer and Internet skills.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree. The required certificate/certificates must be attached to the enrolment form. Please note: You can only upload one attachment to the enrolment system. If you have multiple certificates, please combine them into a single file.
Credited in degree: Master of Health Care and Social Services, Rehabilitation
Enrolment period: 2-8 of August 2023, the enrolment is binding. The enrolment form will open 2 August at 9 am Finnish time (UTC+3)
Number of study places: 5
Price: Semester fee EUR 175. You can read more about our payment policy here.
Note that you can enrol for Open UAS studies at the maximum of 50 ECTS credits per semester. One person’s enrolments exceeding 50 ECTS credits are deleted in the enrolment order. Paying attention to this is important when planning your studies.
Please notice, that Xamk's degree students cannot enrol Open UAS courses.
The goal of the path studies is to complete 35 credits of core competence studies of the chosen education in one academic year. By completing at least 35 ECTS credits, you have the right to apply a study place as a degree student.
Contents and methods:
The learning outcomes and requirements of open path studies correspond to those of programmes leading to the Master’s degree. In the beginning of your studies you can make a personal study plan (PSP) together with your mentor teacher.
The studies are fully implemented by means of an eLearning platform and online lessons, including webinars, group meetings, project work, independent tasks and peer discussions. The student must have a computer fitted with a web-cam and software necessary for the completion of studies and a microphone (head-set). The online lessons take place on predetermined days (2-3 lessons per month). The language of instruction is English.
Orientation and online lessons (TEAMS) schedule for autumn 2023:
7.-8.9., 2.-3.10.,15.-16.11., 29.-30.11., 8.12.
(spring 2024 schedule will be informed later):
Information regarding studies:
Degree Programme Coordinator Outi Ilves, email@example.com
Information on degree studies: Master of Health Care and Social Services, Rehabilitation
Link to the curriculum: Master's Degree Programme in Rehabilitation – Study Guide
BYOD – Bring your own device
The BYOD policy demands students to use their own laptops. Read more here.
Enrolment and cancellation:
Enrolment on path studies is binding. Open study path students are taken in enrolment order. If you enroll on several paths, the primary path is the one you enrolled on first.
If you cannot participate in the path you have already enrolled on, please let us know as soon as possible by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Enrolment can be canceled free of charge till 13 of August 2023.
Studying at 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.
In case the studies begin in one of our campuses, you should bring the following documents with you on the first day of studies: passport/residence permit or official Finnish ID.
From path to degree
You can apply in joint application period for Master's Degree Programme in Rehabilitation 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 30 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 academic year Master’s degrees 11 500 euro / academic year. More information on tuition fees here.
Additional information about the enrolment
The office of Xamk Open University of Applied Sciences, email email@example.com.
OUAS reserves the right to make changes.
South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences is audited by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC).