Financial Support

Students are not granted government financial support for Open Studies courses, if they are not entitled to it based on other studies. They do not receive student discounts, either.

However, there are different possibilities to fund the studies, both for unemployed and employed students. More information:

The Education Fund

Independent study supported by unemployment benefit

Information Systems and Services

Before you start your studies, you will be sent a course letter including your username for the computers and systems of JAMK, as well as your email address. You will have the right to use JAMK’s information and communication systems, such as email, student register, and online learning environment (Optima).  JAMK offers a free Windows 10 Education license to all students. The products of the Microsoft Office package will also be available to you. You can use printers at JAMK, too.

Library and Information Services

During your participation in Open Studies courses, you will also be able to use JAMK’s library and its information seeking services.

Well-being and Sport

  • All the Open Studies students are entitled to use the services organised by Academic Sports with a charge.
  • Students, who study full-time, have possibility to  use JAMKO student union gym.
  • The school pastor is at your disposal.

Meals and Accomodation

  • Open Studies study path students, who study full-time have possibility to a discount on meals in Juvenes JAMK Student Restaurants.
  • Open Studies students can apply for student housing from the Central Finland Student Housing Foundation (KOAS). However, applicants are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Especially during busy times, degree students come first. You can also explore other housing options.


  • Open Studies students are covered by JAMK’s insurance policies.
  • Open Studies students can apply for student parking permits.


Do you need a transcript of your records?

During your studies, you can download an electronically signed transcript of your records from Atomi service in Peppi system.

After the studies, you can order the transcript of records here.

The credits are automatically transferred (with a small delay) to Puro, the credit transfer service. In the service, higher education students can check their own performance and degree information.

Order your transcript here