Xamk Open University of Applied Sciences is the largest and most popular Open University of Applied Sciences in Finland.

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, Xamk, is the 5th largest University of Applied Sciences in Finland. We are located in the South-East of Finland on four campuses in Savonlinna, Mikkeli, Kouvola and Kotka. Our Open University (OUAS) offers the same courses our degree students participate in, open for anyone interested in the subject.

Xamk OUAS studies

  • are intended for all regardless of age or educational background
  • are based on the curricula of Xamk University of Applied Sciences
  • are carried out either online or among degree programme students on our campuses in Finland
  • do not result in graduation and are therefore not regarded as full-time studies
  • accumulate ECTS credits
  • online studies are free of charge
  • contact studies cost EUR 12 / credit
  • are not intended for Xamk degree students

FREE ONLINE STUDIES WITH XAMK

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Free Online: Diploma of Higher Education in Tourism and Business Management in Finland, 60 ECTS cr

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On campus: Path studies, 60 ECTS cr

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On campus: Xamk International summer school

Participate as Xamk Open University student at our campuses in Mikkeli and Kouvola!
- CHARACTER DESIGN AND DIGITAL ART IN IMMERSIVE INSTALLATIONS TO ENGAGE NEW AUDIENCES, 3 ECTS CR (Kouvola)
- CULTURE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE, 3 ECTS CR (Kouvola)
- DESIGN THINKING & BUSINESS UNDERSTANDING, 3 ECTS CR (Kouvola)
- ELEMENTS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, 3 ECTS CR (Mikkeli)
- INTRODUCTION TO CYBER SECURITY, 5 ECTS CR (MIkkeli)
- CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR, 3 ECTS CR (Mikkeli)
- SUSTAINABLE TOURISM, 3 ECTS CR (Mikkeli)

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Open UAS studies are for you if you:
- want to update, develop or enhance your expertise,
- are considering studies at an university of applied sciences in the future
- are into increasing your general knowledge of areas of your interest

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Practices of Xamk OUAS

STUDENTS ARE TAKEN IN THE ORDER OF ENROLMENT

  • Students are taken in the enrolment order on the Open University courses.
  • In the case that the course is full, you can still enrol on a waiting list. If a vacant place comes available, you will be notified by e-mail. You have to confirm the offered place within 24 hours of the e-mail’s arrival.
  • The online enrolment ends approximately 2 weeks before the starting date of the course.

 

COURSE FEES

  • Online courses in English and Russian are free of charge
  • Courses that include contact lessons cost EUR 12 / credit.
  • Semester fee is EUR 175,- (autumn or spring)

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • You can e-mail us at openstudies@xamk.fi
  • Even though we do offer online courses in Russian, our customer service is provided in English.
  • Sen us a message – we are happy to help!

 

TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDS

  • At the end of your open UAS studies, you can request a Transcript of Records. If you are studying our online courses, and you are not a citizen of Finland, you will receive the Transcript of Records by email in PDF-form.
  • If you later become a full-time student at Xamk University of Applied Sciences, your studies at Open UAS can to a certain extent be included in your degree studies. When starting degree studies, remember to discuss the eligibility of the credit transfer with your lecturer.

GRADING

  • Completed courses are graded on the scale 1 – 5 or with H “accepted”. The evaluation is carried out by the lecturers responsible for the course. Factors that affect the grading are presence at the lectures and/or both written and spoken assignments according to the instructions given at the beginning of each course
  • The Finnish Grading Scale (5-H) / The ECTS Grading Scale (A-F)

5 = excellent: outstanding performance with only minor errors A
4 = very good: above average but with some errors B
3 = good: generally sound work with a number of notable errors C
2 = satisfactory: fair but with significant shortcomings D
1 = sufficient: performance meets the minimum criteria E
0 = fail: some more work required before the credit can be awarded FX
0 = fail: considerable further work is required F
H = accepted

You are requested to submit student grades using the Finnish Grading Scale.
It is advisable to work with percentages and then convert into the Finnish Grading Scale, i.e.

89 – 100 p. = 5 (Excellent )
77 – 88 p. = 4 (Very good)
65 – 76 p. = 3 (Good )
53 – 64 p. = 2 (Highly satisfactory)
40 – 52 p. = 1 (Satisfactory)
The student’s annual workload of 1600 hours is worth 60 ECTS credits.

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OPEN UNIVERSITY STUDIES DO NOT RESULT IN GRADUATION

  • As studying in Open University does not result in graduation, you are not entitled to a study grant or other study-related social benefits. Unemployed job seeker can usually complete studies without losing unemployment compensation. However, it is strongly recommended to ask your own labor union, the employment agency or Kela for the decision in advance.
  • If you are interested in studying a bachelor´s or master´s degree with Xamk in Finland, follow the links below here on this page.

 

OPEN UNIVERSITY STUDIES ACCUMULATE ECTS CREDITS

  • Xamk Open University studies are based on the curricula of Xamk degree studies.
  • By completing Open University courses or study modules you will be awarded with ECTS credits.
  • If you later apply to degree studies in Xamk, the accumulated credits from Open University can to a certain amount be accepted as a part of your degree studies.

 

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN DEGREE STUDIES IN FINLAND?

  • Follow the blue links below for information on degree programmes and applying to Xamk.

About Open Studies in Finland

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Study options in Xamk

Are you looking for information on Bachelor or Master Degree Programmes?

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How to apply for a degree in Finland?

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Applying to degree studies in Xamk

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Open path studies

FROM OPEN UNIVERSITY PATH TO DEGREE STUDENT

The idea of path studies is to study first year of degree studies amongst degree students as a full member of the group. The aim is to complete a certain amount of credits during that first year. Path studies do not result in graduation.

  • There is no application process to path studies, instead we take students in the order of enrolment.
  • Enrolment takes place twice a year in August and December (enrolment on studies starting in September or January).
  • Path studies are on campus studies in Finland.
  • Path students are charged 175 euros per semester (spring/fall).
  • After completing the first year´s studies, you are eligible to apply for a place in degree studies on the basis of credits completed.

 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PATH STUDIES WITH XAMK OPEN UNIVERSITY

  • If you decide to come and study in Finland, depending on your nationality, you may need a visa or residence permit.
  • Foreign students are not covered by the statutory accident insurance or the voluntary group accident insurance of Xamk. It is recommended that you take your own insurance.

NEXT ENROLMENT ON PATH STUDIES IS FROM 4TH TO THE 10TH OF AUGUST, 2020

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Thank you from Nigeria

“I am sincerely honoured to have been part of your generosity, which has allowed me to acquire more knowledge in the field of Strategic management.

Your generosity encourages me not only to continue to be hopeful through difficult times of not having enough to sponsor my education, but inspired me to continue on my academic path as I hope to be well educated.

When I left the polytechnic in 2006, I knew in my heart that one day I had to go back and acquire more knowledge, and because of your Open University program I am one step closer to actualizing it.

Finnish Universities are good, but South Eastern Finland University of Applied Science is the best.”

Uka Cyprian, Nigeria

 

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We are happy to help you in English! Unfortunately our customer service is not available in Russian. You can contact us at openstudies@xamk.fi

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Address: Patteristonkatu 3, 50100 Mikkeli, Finland

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