Student in Open Studies

Benefits and Services

Can I study while unemployed? Can I get government financial support for Open Studies courses? What benefits do I get? Can I participate in Academic Sports?

Teaching and guidance

When you study in Open Studies, you will receive university-level teaching and guidance in accordance with the requirements of Jamk's degree programmes. The studies have the same goals, level of requirements and teachers as the degree programmes. You will receive guidance for your studies and their selection.

Study path students can also take CampusOnline studies from other Finnish universities of applied scieces free of charge. See the cross-institutional studies' instructions in the student intra.

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Financial Support

There are different possibilities to fund the studies, both for unemployed and employed students. Read more about the options in the links below. But, 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.

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 (Peppi), and online learning environment (Moodle). Jamk offers a free Windows 10 Education license to the students. You can install Office products on your computer free of charge during your studies. 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. There is also an exam studio on the main campus library, which you can use with a valid library card during the self-service time. You can get a library card from the library's customer service. Your status is "Jamk student", with which you get all the above rights.

Well-being, meals and living

Certificate / transcript of records

Students in a diploma of higher education or other extensive entity will automatically receive a certificate of studies at their home address upon completion of their studies. If you wish, you will receive a transcript of records for other studies.

  • 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.

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. If you do not have an up-to-date right to study in higher education, you can view your completed studies with online banking IDs from the My Studyinfo service.