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Oulun ammattikorkeakoulu :: Studying at Oulu Open UAS

Oulu UAS Open University Student’s Guide 2019–2020

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Studying at Oulu Open UAS

Students at the Open University of Applied Sciences usually study in the same groups as degree students. Through the Open University of Applied Sciences, you can attend any course available if the course is not full. For information on available places, please contact the campuses providing the studies.

During the academic year 2019–2020 the studies cost 15 euro for one credit or 300 euro for the entire academic year. Please note that we will not charge you more than 300 euro for your studies per academic year.

You can search for interesting courses through browsing the curricula of the different Degrees.

Planning your studies at Open UAS

If you wish to make a personal study plan, you can do it together with the Open UAS contact person. If you are going to participate in a study path or study a larger module of courses, you can also plan your studies with the tutor teacher, the head of the degree programme or study counsellor. If you have any questions relating to specific courses, you can contact the teacher in charge.

Cancelling your studies

Enrolments are binding. We do not refund any paid study fees. If you wish to cancel your participation in the studies, you must do so before the beginning of the studies by sending an email to If you wish to cancel your participation after the studies have already started, you are required to pay the study fee.

Academic year and study schedules

The academic year (1 August – 31 July) consists of periods, which last 40 weeks in total. The teaching usually begins at the end of August, during weeks 34–35. You can check the exact dates of the academic year from Study Guide.

The schedules or timetables for studies are available in Schedule Tool (Lukkarikone). You can find the instructions on how to use Lukkarikone on IT Service’s web pages. Please note that possible changes in schedules are announced in Schedule Tool, so remember to check it regularly. If you have any questions about the schedules, get in touch with the contact person for Open University of Applied Sciences or the lecturer of the course.

Informing and contacting the staff of Oulu UAS

The staff use the student intranet Oiva  or e-mail to keep the students up to date. The ways of informing are notified at the beginning of the course. The staff’s e-mail addresses are usually You can find the contact information for all campuses on Oulu UAS’s web page. Please use your student e-mail when contacting the staff.

Note that your contact information is not automatically updated through the Population Registration Centre. Remember to notify the contact person of Open UAS whenever your contact information changes.

Enrolment to new courses

As a student of the Open UAS, you have to enrol to courses by contacting the contact person for open studies. You cannot enrol to courses through Peppi as degree students do or by only consulting the teacher.

Invoicing of Open UAS studies

You will receive an electronic invoice (by e-mail) after the studies have begun. After you have received the e-mail, the e-invoice is payable through Paytrail in Open UAS enrolment registration system by choosing the link “Own course enrolments and payments". If the payer is other than yourself, a paper invoice will be sent to the billing address you have informed in registration system.

If you have any questions relating to the invoice, please contact immediately. Open UAS studies are invoiced according to enrolments and cancelling without a fee is only possible before the courses have started. The pricing is 15€ / credit or 300€ / academic year.