Open Studies are available to everyone, irrespective of age and educational background. The courses are suitable for you who

  • want to develop your expertise or the knowledge and skills needed in the world of work
  • are considering studies at a university of applied sciences and want to be familiarised with your future field of study
  • want to advance your all-round education in your areas of interest

Courses in Open Studies have the same objectives, contents, requirements, and teachers as the courses in degree programmes. However, you cannot complete the whole degree in Open Studies. In order to complete a degree, you must apply for admission to JAMK’s degree programmes through the national joint application of universities of applied sciences. If you are admitted later, your studies can be credited towards a degree at JAMK.


Living abroad? Note!

Most of the Open Studies contain contact lessions and require attendance in Jyväskylä, Finland. If you are permanently living abroad, please determine, whether you need a visa or residence permit to stay in Finland. Because open studies are not leading to a degree, it is difficult to get these permits based only on them. For further information, please visit the website of the Finnish Immigration Service.