Open UAS

It is possible for you to study parts of the university degree at the Savonia Open UAS. Studies can be carried out flexibly and regardless of your age or educational background.

Foreign students need a visa or residence permit, depending on their nationality to enter Finland. Studying at the Open UAS does not generally give entitlement to a visa or residence permit. More information is available at the Finnish Immigration Service.

Course offerings

The education on offer is mainly in Finnish, but there are also courses in English.

More information in the “Koulutuskalenteri / Study Calendar”.

Study fees

Course fees: 15 euros / credit, for example a course 5 cr is 75 euros.

Path studies: The annual fee is 350 euros.

Study fees must be paid upon registration.

The course is free of charge if:
– you are a 2nd level student (Finnish high school or vocational college) 
– you have completed your degree in Savonia UAS within a year
– you are a member of the Savonia UAS staff.

Studies at the Open UAS are not considered full-time and therefore no student financial support will be granted to the student. It is up to the student to find out about possible financial support such as financial aid for adult training or unemployment compensation.

Enrollment and cancellations

The enrollment for studies at the Savonia Open UAS is done online with the application form in the course description.

Use always the online registration form even if you have already enrolled on some courses before. 

Student are selected on the first-come-first-serve bases. Information of acceptance or placement on the waiting list is sent to the student by email right after the registration. Those on the waiting list are notified by e-mail of any possible free places at the latest five working days before the course begins.

Enrolment for studies at the Open UAS is always binding. A student of the Open UAS is granted the right to study limited in time and content. The right to study cannot be exchanged for other studies or transferred to the next academic year.

If you cancel or interrupt your studies, the fee will not be refunded. The fee will only be refunded if Savonia UAS cancels the education or your medical condition prevents you from attending the studies (medical certificate must be presented). The registrant accepts the cancellation and payment terms when enrolling.

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