From Open UAS to Degree Student, Information for New Degree Students


The study place must be accepted and the enrolment for academic year 2023-2024 completed by latest on 15 December 2023 at 3 pm Finnish time. Confirm the study place preferably electronically with the link that has been sent to your email or in the My Studyinfo -service. If you have Finnish online banking credentials, a mobile certificate or a smart ID card and a reader, you can confirm the place by logging in to the My Studyinfo -service from the link on top of the front page. The My Studyinfo -service has instructions on how to confirm the study place electronically. If you don’t have possibility for strong identification or the link you received from Studyinfo does not work, send an email to and we will send you the acceptance letter by email. Then you can fill in the confirmation/enrolment form you received in your acceptance letter and send it by email to Make sure that the higher education institution receives your written confirmation no later than by 15 December 2023 at 3 pm. If the confirmation arrives to the higher education institution late, you will lose the study place. 

You can only confirm one higher education study place starting in the same academic term.

You must also register as an attending or a non-attending student for the academic year 2023-2024 by 15 December 2023. 

Please note, that absence during the first academic year is possible only due to reasons defined in the Finnish Law. The prerequisite for absence is that you submit a document for the statutory reason for your absence: – enlistment order or service certificate, – Kela’s certificate for the period of pregnancy or parental allowance or, if there is no certificate yet, a doctor’s certificate for pregnancy. Corresponding certificates of statutory parental leave from the authorities of other countries are also accepted. – sickness allowance decision or, if there is none, a medical certificate. The medical certificate must state which illness or disability is involved and that the illness or disability in question prevents the start of the studies. The student’s own statement is not sufficient. If you enroll as absent for the first academic year due to illness or injury, it will consume your two-semester-right of absence. For spring semester you can only change your enrollment from presence to absence if the illness or injury that was the reason for the absence in the fall semester continues in the spring semester as well. The application for the change in the enrollment must be submitted by 15 January or the next business day. Absence due to military service, non-military service, women’s voluntary military service, pregnancy or parental leave is possible at any stage of the studies, and it does not consume the right to absence for two semesters. You can submit the certificate of absence by e-mail or submit a copy of the document to the Admission Services by post. Submitted copies will be destroyed after review. Documents must be submitted in Finnish, Swedish or English. If you do not submit documents by the deadline or if they are incomplete, you will be registered as an attending student.

Remember to use secure email if you are sending your certificate of absence by email:

1. Register your e-mail address to the service 

2. You will receive an email titled: ”Turvaposti Oulun Yliopisto”. The email includes a personal link to register to the service.

3. In the “To” -field, please write and to the “Subject” -field, please write: Certificate of absence.

4. Attach your copies of certificate(s) to your email.

5. Send your confidential email in this service.

The rules of the Oamk tuition fee and scholarship system apply to a student who is admitted to Oamk in the selection of students with Open UAS studies. More information on the Oamk’s tuition fees can be found on the Bachelor’s and Master’s pages of the joint application and Study Guide, Tuition fees and Scholarships. 

The student username of those who have studied their Open studies in Oamk will not change. If you are unable to get your student-ID work, please contact ICT Services.

If you do not have an Oamk student-ID, fetch your Oamk username and password in August before your studies begin. In your studies you will need your student account to access Oamk’s online services such as email, Peppi and Moodle. If you have a Finnish bank account, mobile certificate or an electronic ID card, please follow the instructions found here: Oamk username and password.

If you don’t have a Finnish bank account contact Academic Affairs Remember to change your password immediately (Update Password) and test that your student account works before your studies begin. For example sign in The Microsoft Office 365 cloud service and check out your student email (log in instructions). For more ICT-information and support check Oamk ICT-services. If you have problems with your user account, please contact ICT-services. 

You can access all your student’s tools (Peppi, Oiva, Moodle, Office 365) from the Study Guide.

Peppi is a password protected student and course credit system, which you can access with your student username. You can check your progress, the current state of your studies, the credits you have accumulated, and you can print your transcript of records in Peppi.

Oiva is an intranet for students. Oiva is a daily tool which allows you to keep up-to-date on current issues and take advantage of various tools and services in your studies.

Microsoft Office 365 includes your student email, which you can register by adding after the username you have been provided. It is to this email where all the messages, information bulletins about your studies, notifications about expiring passwords and the messages sent from Moodle/Peppi will be sent. It is very important that you actively monitor this email address.


For your studies you need have a laptop/computer, good internet connection and a working browser (for example Google Chrome). In addition, you need to have a headset with a microphone for online teaching and guidance appointments and a web camera. As a student you will get a MS 365 services for free. This includes applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote etc. Register to MS 365 service with your student username.

Studying at Oamk requires good digital learning skills and the management of digital services that benefit and enable study. To support these skills a Moodle Digital Starter Package has been built. This will help you learn how to use the digital programs and services necessary for learning.You can get started with the Digital Starter Package after you have received your student username and password. You can get familiar with the tasks included in this Digital Starter Package independently on your own schedule. We recommend that you complete the Digital Starter Package before the start of your studies or during the orientation week / first period of studies. At the beginning of your studies, the degree programme can provide more detailed instructions about the tasks in the Digital Starter Package.Digital Starter Package will open in Moodle in the beginning of December. Log in with your student username and password: After logging, register yourself in the course area Digital Starter Package 2023-2024. The course key is your study group ID. Read more about Moodle.

Group IDs

• Bachelor of Engineering, Degree Programme in Information Technology: DIN23SP

• Bachelor of Engineering, Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering: DME23SP

• Bachelor of Business Administration, Degree Programme in International Business: DIB23SP

• Bachelor of Health Care, Degree Programme in Nursing: ENP23SP

• Data Analytics and Project Management (MBA): DPD23SYTIK

• Data Analytics and Project Management (MEng): DPD23SYTEKN

The digital starter package is available to you throughout the first school year. You can return to the Moodle platform to review things during the first school year, if necessary.

If you have already completed the Digital Starter Package (Oamk) during your open studies, you do not need to do it again.  

As a degree student, you make course enrolments in Peppi at the beginning of your studies. Note! You can only sign up for a course with a new degree student’s right to study (different student number in Peppi). You can enrol after the Academic Affairs have created a degree student’s right to study in Peppi. You can find the instructions for enrolment in the student’s Peppi guidelines.

The studies you have completed at the Open University of Applied Sciences do not automatically transfer to Peppi. You must apply accreditation of learning from the open studies you have completed. Make the accreditation of learning application at the beginning of your studies. Instructions for filling the application.

If you have completed your Open studies at Oamk, please save your study attainments from Peppi (ORDERS header of the top menu). Instructions on how to use ORDERS-tab.

Your study right at the Open UAS expires in February and you will not be able to view your study attainments from Peppi after that. As long as the open student’s study right is valid, you can view your study attainments in Peppi by changing the profile to an open student in the top right corner of the page.

All students who study for a Bachelor’s or a Master’s level degree at a university of applied sciences and enroll as attending must pay the healthcare fee to the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela).

The healthcare fee entitles you to use the services of the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS). No bill will be sent on the healthcare fee, and thus you have to pay the fee on your own initiative. You can find the instructions and account number for payment in Kela’s web site: How to pay the healthcare fee in higher education. If you do not pay the healthcare fee by the due date, Kela will send you a reminder. If you live outside Finland, you still have to pay the healthcare fee. FSHS also offers services online. Accessible local and online services.

If you have registered as non-attending for the current term, you are not entitled to use the services of FSHS and you do not have to pay the healthcare fee. If you have social security coverage in another EU/EEA country or in Switzerland or the United Kingdom, you do not have to pay the healthcare fee. However, you can to use the FSHS’s services. Visit Kela’s website for information about how to proceed if you have social security coverage in another EU/EEA country or in Switzerland or the United Kingdom. If you have registered as non-attending for the current term, you are not entitled to use the services of FSHS.

More information: What is the healthcare fee in higher education?

Read more about services of FSHS

Students can get financial aid from Kela (the Social Insurance Institution of Finland) for post-comprehensive school education. Please get familiar with information on Kela website.

You can apply for Kela financial aid at Kela’s e-services.

General housing allowance is available throughout the year depending on the income of the household. You can apply for general housing allowance when you know your housing costs and living conditions. You can receive housing allowance retrospectively for the month preceding the month of application.

Apply for a study grant only after you have accepted the place of study and the information about your new place of study will appear in Kela’s online application as basic information. It is granted upon application at the beginning of studies, usually for the entire target completion period. The annual support period is from September to May.

Note! Study grant is granted at the earliest from the beginning of the application month and cannot be applied for retrospectively.

Please familiarize yourself with the vast information found in the Study Guide for example the curricula, study right, welfare and student activity services and course enrolments.

Study Guide The curriculum is a description of the degree programme, learning objectives and programme requirements. You can get familiar with the curriculum of your degree programme from the study guide: Curricula

Student Union of Oulu University of Applied Sciences – OSAKO is a service and support organization for all students of Oamk. OSAKO operates by students, for students, with the help of a couple of employees. As a student of Oulu UAS, you can get the student card only from OSAKO. Get familiar with the other benefits you can get from OSAKO.

Oulu University of Applied Sciences uses the Tuudo mobile application to make your student life simpler. With Tuudo, you manage your studies and ease your daily life, both on and off the campus. Enjoy your institution’s most important services and your study information on your mobile device – safely, simply and surely up to date.

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Upon request ( Academic Affairs can write an attendance certificates and other official statements of studies, for example, to the TE services.

Linnanmaa campus is home to the schools of information technology, engineering, business, culture and natural resources as well as vocational teacher training. This campus is located approximately five kilometers north of central Oulu. It is shared by Oamk and the University of Oulu.
Address: Yliopistokatu 9, 90570 OULU
Janitor: (+358) 050 472 8285

Linnanmaa campus map and working hours

Kontinkangas campus is home to the school of health and social care. 
Address: Kiviharjuntie 4, 90220, Oulu
Janitor: (+358) 040 141 5515

Kontinkangas campus map and working hours

Oulu Campus Navigator

Oulu Campus Navigator is a mobile application which provides indoor navigation on the Linnanmaa campus. It can be downloaded from Google Play and App Store. You do not need to sign in to application, and it does not track the location of individual users. Its operations are based on Bluetooth transmitters on the campus.

Academic Affairs support you on and off campus throughout your study time. You can contact Academic Affairs team by email, phone or eCounselling Services. eCounselling is a service portal that includes both eCounselling and eGuidance services for students. Check out available eCounselling Services.

Linnanmaa campus service point
Yliopistonkatu 9, 7C, 1st floor
Email: study.oamk@fi.
Tel: (+358) 029 448 9210

Kontinkangas service point
Kiviharjuntie 4, Louhi building, 1st floor, Louhi 1194
Tel: (+358) 029 448 9211

Find more about Academic Affairs, service hours and team staff

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