Enrolment and fees in Open Studies

Open Studies take place in three semesters: autumn, spring and summer. Read more about enrolment and fees.

Enrol and pay online

Studies take place in three semesters. However, the starting time and length of studies may vary. There are two periods for enrolment in both the autumn and spring semesters, depending on the beginning of the studies. The enrolment ends about 2-3 weeks before the course starts. Remember to check the date in every course you are interested in, the deadlines may vary.

Enrolment periods in Open Studies 2022 - 2023

Period Enrollment starts
Autumn semester (22 Aug - 21 Dec 2022)
- week 42, no contact lessons
3 August 2022 at 9.00 a.m. (Social services and health at 10.00 a.m.) OR
12 September at 9.00 a.m. 2022
Spring semester (2 Jan - 19 May 2023)
- week 9, no contact lessons
14 Nov 2022 at 9.00 a.m. (Social services and health at 10.00 a.m.) OR
23 Jan 2022 at 9.00 a.m.
Summer semester (22 May - 31 July 2023) 17 April 2023 at 9.00 a.m.


How to enrol

  1. Choose the course or study module, that interests you.
  2. See the course description, information on possible prerequisites and schedules.
  3. Click the link to the electronic form ("Enrol to the course"). The link is on the page, when the enrolment has started (try refreshing your browser).
  4. Fill in the form, choose the products and read the cancellation terms. Mandatory information has been marked with an asterisk (*). Note! If you don't have a Finnish ID number, use your date of birth: ddmmyy. Continue and check the information you entered. When you submit the form, enrolment will enter our system.
  5. Check the courses and products you selected and proceed to online payment. If you are an unemployed job seeker or asylum seeker, skip this step and submit your certificate as instructed below.
  6. After enrolment you will get and email confirmation. Before the studies begin, you will also receive a course letter by email.

Study fees

The study fees in Open Studies are (since 1st August 2021):

  • study paths 150 € / semester
  • course chains 10 € / credit
  • single courses 15 € / credit

The study fees are paid online when enrolling. If the study fee is more than 150 euros, the excess can be invoiced. In this case, the invoicing charge 5 euros is added. The one-time installment is always a maximum of 150 euros.

Terms and conditions of delivery


Terms of Cancellation (since 1 August 2021)

Cancelling individual courses and study paths

You may cancel your enrolment free of charge no later than 14 days before the beginning of the course. If the enrolment is cancelled after this, the study fee will not be returned. Non-stop courses cannot be cancelled free of charge

Cancelling study modules

You may cancel your enrolment free of charge no later than 14 days before the beginning of the course. If the enrolment is cancelled after this, the advance payment (€150) will not be returned. If the enrolment is cancelled 14 days after the beginning of the studies, the entire study fee will be charged.

Common terms

The cancellation must be submitted in writing. Failing to start the studies will not be seen as a cancellation. Paying the study fee is a requirement for participating in the studies. In case of an illness, returning the study fee will be considered on a case-by-case basis.