Open University of Applied Sciences

The Open University of Applied Sciences offers a possibility to study something new and inspiring, enhance your professional know-how in working life and apply to a degree program via Open UAS path studies.

Welcome as a student in Metropolia's Open University of Applied Sciences!

Open UAS Courses

Learn more! Choose a course or more from the supply of culture, business, technology or social and health care.

Diplomas of Higher Education and study modules

Deepen or update your skills to meet the needs of working life!

Open UAS Path studies

Find your own path to a bachelor's or master’s degree student! Availability and timetable of enrollment for path studies starting in spring 2024 is published in enrollment system.

Open UAS NonStop studies

Study flexibly according to your own schedule in the Open UAS online studies of Information and Communication Technology.

Finnish language studies

Develop your Finnish language skills! Choose the studies that suit you from our wide selection.

For Ukrainian refugees

Metropolia offers courses, study modules and path studies of the Open UAS free of charge for people fleeing from Ukraine.

For Alumnis

Open UAS offers all studies free of charge for four semester after graduation for alumnis.

Guidance for planning your career and studies

Would you like to discuss career opportunities or possibilities for developing your skills with a career coach? Book a free personal career guidance appointment in our booking system.

Important before enrollment

Before enrollment, please familiarize yourself carefully with subjects below.

Foreign student note!

Depending on citizenship, foreign students (i.e. students without citizenship of Finland) may need a visa or a residence permit for Open UAS Studies in Finland. Admission of the permit can however be difficult for Open UAS studies as the studies do not lead to a degree. Foreign students also need Finnish personal identity code to be able to study in Metropolia's Open UAS. For further information, please visit the website of the International House Helsinki.

Metropolia does not provide foreign students any certificates about Open UAS studies for the application of visa/residence permit.

The studies in Open UAS often contain contact lessons and require attendance in Metropolia UAS (Helsinki, Finland). Studies also require sufficient study and language skills.

Language skills, study skills and other requirements

Open UAS education is open to everyone, regardless of basic education, work experience and age. However, studying requires sufficient study skills and language skills. Some courses may have prerequisites.

A suitable Bachelor's degree is required for Master’s path studies. Postgraduate work experience is not required in path studies. If you later apply to degree student on the basis of an open UAS studies, two years' work experience after completing a bachelor's degree is required to be eligible.

Check out sufficient study skills and language skills

Schedule Machine and instructions how to use it

You can see the schedule of the course in connection to the course information. If you want to examine schedules of several courses at the same time (notice overlap), you have to use the Schedule Machine.

How to use Schedule Machine

  1. Copy the implementation code from the course information.
  2. Go to the Schedule Machine.
  3. Type the code (eg. SX00BN69-3001) in the field "Search word" and press "Search".
  4. Click the symbol before the course name and you'll get a list of the calendar reservations for the course. NB! The timing period in the course information is not always accurate. Always check the actual schedule.
  5. Add the course to the "Study basket" by pressing the "+" sign before the name of the course.
  6. The course is transferred to the course basket in the left bottom.
  7. If you wish to examine several courses at the same time, repeat the steps 1-6 with all courses.
  8. When you have all courses in the study basket, press "View schedule".
  9. Now you can see the calendar view for the current week. By browsing the weeks you can see the teaching times for each week. If you wish to see all teaching times at once, choose the list –view. In the calendar view you can see the possible overlaps the easiest.

Please note, that if you are not an Open UAS student, you are not able to save the schedule in the Schedule Machine, but you can print it (pdf online or paper).

To be noted

  • There may always be changes in the schedules, so check the schedules close to the beginning of the course.
  • The list view in the calendar shows only classes ahead.
  • Make sure the studies do not overlap!
  • Information on the path studies and study modules are usually published and enrollment opened earlier than the schedules are published.

More information about studying at the Open UAS

After your enrollment read important instructions about studying in Open UAS.

Terms of payment and cancellation

When a customer enrols for open UAS studies, the enrolment is always considered binding. Upon enrolment, the customer commits to the terms of payment and cancellation.

Check out terms of payment and cancellation


Metropolia's Open UAS range of studies can be found and enrolled in an enrollment system. Please also read instructions below for using the system.

Enroll to Open UAS studies in enrollment system.

The students are usually selected in the order of enrollment. In addition, some paths may have a qualifying selection procedure. Metropolia's degree students who have enrolled for attendance may not participate in Metropolia’s open UAS studies.

Instructions on how to use the enrollment system

Searching the supply

  • Please notice that all Open UAS selection is visible at both Finnish and English side. Therefore it is very important to check the teaching language in connection to the study information.
  • Studies are searched using search restrictions found in the left side. The results can be restricted using several restrictions. Only those restrictions are visible to choose that are in use at the moment.
  • Above the page is an open search field. Please remember to empty the field if you move to use specific search restrictions.
  • Other information restrictions offer the possibility to restrict the search according to teaching language, virtual studies, multifield studies and separately Master Degree Programme studies.
  • Search results show 10 first results. Above the results you can find a "next" button which leads you to more results.
  • Above the page you can see the chosen restrictions in use. You can delete all of them from the right side of the page.

Enrollment and studies

  • You can see the exact enrollment period in the course information.
  • In the right margin you can see an "Add to basket" button which is not active when the enrollment time has not yet begun or has ended. In the course information you can see which one is in question. Button is active when registration is in progress.
  • It is not possible to enroll in several paths during the same session. It is however possible to enroll in only one path together with several study modules and/or individual courses.
  • During the same session, it is not possible to enroll in studies, which have different selection methods. Selection methods are a) direct selection in enrollment order and b) eliminating pre-test. The eliminating pre-test is used only in some paths.
  • It is not possible to receive a place in two paths. If a person already has a place in a path, the system does not allow this person to enroll in another path nor receive an offered place (pre-test/waiting list). If a person is on a waiting list for other paths, he/she must cancel them in order to receive a place for another path. Being on a waiting list does not however prevent new enrolments to other paths as long as there is no place in a path.
  • When enrolling, you will carry out a strong identification using either online banking codes or Mobile ID. You can also use weak identification, but do not use it if you are able to use strong identification. Otherwise you have to visit a service point of Metropolia's Student and Admission Services to do a strong identification. Lack of strong identification prevents receival of Metropolia's student ID. Staff and studenst of other Applied Sciences can identify themselves using the HAKA identification.
  • When entering you name, write it in form Maija Mehiläinen. Not in maija mehiläinen or MAIJA MEHILÄINEN.
  • When enrolling, double check your email. If the email is incorrect, you will not receive any messages, e.g. confirmation of the study place.
  • At the moment, it's not possible to give a deviant billing address. The bill will be sent to the address of the enrollee. If you want to redirect the invoice to another party, eg an employer please contact avoinamk [at] (avoinamk[at]metropolia[dot]fi).
  • If you carry out the payment in connection to the enrollment, always return to the service provider's webpage in the end of the process. NEVER close the browser or the enrollment fails.
  • If you cancel our studies, ALWAYS do it by using the cancellation link in the automatic message you got. In terms of refunds, send email to avoinamk [at] (avoinamk[at]metropolia[dot]fi).
    You can view the right to refunds in terms of payment and cancellation.

Timing of the studies

  • You can see the schedule of the course in connection to the course information. If you want to examine schedules of several courses at the same time (notice overlap), you have to use the Schedule Machine.
  • If the schedule is empty, it has not yet been published. An exception to this are 100% virtual studies. This is mentioned in the course information. Enrollment to courses with empty schedules happens at one's own risk. Schedules proven to be later unsuitable for the student does not entitle to free cancellation.
  • The "timing" field (date - date) in connection to the study information does not necessarily represent the correct beginning. The timing must always be checked from the schedule. Link to the Schedule Machine can not be found in the information system.

Enrollment to individual courses

Enrollment to individual courses varies depending on the degree programme and sometimes on the course. In the information system, you can see the exact enrollment period as well as the entire schedule of the course. If you want to examine schedules of several courses at the same time (e.g. overlapping), you use the Schedule Machine.

NOTICE! Course supply may be published before the course schedules. If the course schedule information is empty, it has not yet been published. An exception to this are 100% virtual studies. This is mentioned in the course information. Enrollment to courses with empty schedules happens at one's own risk. Schedules proven to be later unsuitable for the student do not entitle to free cancellation.

You can get acquainted with the open UAS range of study and enroll in our enrollment system.

Application for a Degree Student

The Application on the Basis of Metropolia’s Open UAS Studies is aimed at those who have completed open UAS studies (path studies or individual courses) at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

Check the application instructions for the Application on the Basis of Metropolia's Open UAS Studies

Check out the curricula for degree programmes in the study guide.

Contact Information

avoinamk [at] (avoinamk[at]metropolia[dot]fi)
tel. +358 40 712 5100

Please see updated customer service opening times on studentservices website.

You can also book appointment time from student & admission services online reservation portal .

Questions related to the performance of studies must be addressed to the course teacher. Questions related to the path studies and study modules must be addressed to the person stated in the information of the studies.