Open University of Applied Sciences

Welcome to study in Open University!

Open University of Applied Sciences (Open UAS) offers tuition based on the university curricula that is open for everyone regardless of your former education, work experience and age.

The Open UAS offering consists of parts of degrees (Bachelor/Master).

It is not possible to complete a full Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree nor Bachelor’s Thesis in the Open UAS. In some degree programmes it is possible to complete work placement, if it has been included in the path studies.

The student selection for all Open studies is done based on the order of enrollment. Some paths may also have a test to ensure the student is suitable to study. In this case, the final acceptance to the path is dependent on successful  accomplishment. All Master's degree Open Study Paths require a Bachelor's Degree and three years work experience in the field of study acquired after the degree. 

The degree students of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences cannot study in the Open UAS education of Metropolia, however studying in the Open UAS education of some other UAS is possible. 


As according to the name, courses are individual courses. Most common extent of a course is 5 credit points (ECTS).

Path studies

Open UAS path usually equals 1st year studies in the degree programme. In Bachelor's degrees this is 60 credit points (ECTS) and in Master's degrees either 15 or 30 credit points (ECTS) depending on the extent of the degree.

The purpose of paths is to provide the opportunity to study towards a degree. Note! The Open UAS paths do not offer a direct acceptance to the degree. 

Module studies

Open UAS module is a combination of courses (other than path) and the extent of the module may vary. 

Why should you study?

Open UAS gives you an opportunity to

  • deepen your knowledge and skills needed in working life
  • study as a hobby, for your own interest
  • get acquainted with studying at a University of Applied Sciences
  • to find profession of interest
  • complete courses before applying for a degree programme