Open UAS - Studying in Open University

Below you can find the important information about studying in Metropolia’s Open UAS.

Check out Metropolia Open UAS and enroll to the studies in our enrollment system.

Contact Information for Open UAS in various situations



Activate your Metropolia user ID before your studies begin. All Open UAS students will get instructions via e-mail on how to activate the Metropolia user ID when signing their enrollment. The instructions can also be found here: IT Services' instructions.You need either a netbank user ID or a mobile certificate for the activation. If you have neither, you can collect your user ID from any Metropolia's Student and Admission Services' customer service point against official identity card during their opening hours.

If you have enrolled for Open UAS studies without using strong identification, you must visit the Student and Admission Services customer service point for strong identification.

You can activate your user ID once your study right is valid. The right to study begins in the spring semester usually on 1.1. and studies beginning in the fall semester 1.8.

See how to use your user ID when you log in to different services.
With the user ID, you can access to the following services:

  • OMA service (e.g. personal student information, course workspaces and grades)
  • E-mail. You can log in by e-mail at with your username. E-mails related to the studies is sent to the e-mail. Only automatic messages sent from the system e.g. in connection with registration will come to the e-mail address you provided during registration.
  • Moodle e-learning platform (if used on the course). Note! The teacher gives the course key separately in the Moodle workspace.
  • Computers and network disks at public spaces
  • Office 365 during your studies
  • Metropolia Cloud services during your studies
  • Helpdesk services (IT support)
  • Library services (incl. e-materials)

Open UAS students have the same rights regarding passes, the use of special facilities etc. If these are required for completing the course, you're entitled to them. See also Student and Admission Services.



Once your study right is valid activate your Metropolia user ID and follow your -e-mail. You can log in by e-mail at with your username. E-mails related to the studies is sent to the e-mail. Only automatic messages sent from the system e.g. in connection with registration will come to the e-mail address you provided during registration.

If you wish to receive all your study related emails in same address, make the necessary forwarding settings in your own email.

Course workspaces in the OMA service

All courses have their own workspace in the OMA service. The workspaces are listed in OMA at the top of the front page, below the house icon. Open UAS student is automatically a member of the workspaces for the courses he or she has enrolled and accepted in.

Teachers use workspaces for informing students about current matters (eg. illnesses), course materials and literature. The emails from the workspace are sent to the students' Metropolia email address.

If some other e-learning platform (e.g. Moodle) is used on the course, the teacher informs about it. The same OMA user ID also works in Moodle, but the teacher usually needs to give the key to the Moodle workspace if it's not an open one.

Please also read the general announcements on Metropolia's OMA-intranet.

Virtual studies

Instructions for the completion of a 100 % virtual courses can be found from the course description and in most cases from the course workspace in OMA. If needed, you'll get more information from the teacher.


When you have already been accepted to studies and have activated your Student ID, you can examine your personal schedule.

Log in to Lukkarikone with your Student ID and password in the upper right corner. Choose Settings –tab, where you can choose e.g. your default schedule. The view shows you those courses where you have been accepted. See instructions for using the Schedule Machine.

When you are an active Open UAS student, you can save the schedule in the system. We recommend that you check the schedules regularly during studies. Open UAS students do not enrol for the courses themselves. You have already been registered for the courses.


Students have numerous different services at Metropolia. Here is gathered information about the most relevant. More information about the services can be found on the student's desktop in OMA (requires Metropolia user ID).


Open UAS student have the right to use all Metropolia libraries and their services. You can get the library card from the library by showing your ID card. Libraries also have studying premises and computers for students to use.

Information Systems and Helpdesk

Metropolia's Helpdesk supports students in problems related to information systems and user IDs. In order to get help, the student must create a service request (logging requires a user ID) or if the user ID doesn't work, send email to helpdesk [at] (helpdesk[at]metropolia[dot]fi).

More information on Metropolia's information systems and IT Services on their wiki pages.

Student Welfare

Metropolia's Open UAS students are entitled to the services of Metropolia's counselling psychologist and student wellbeing advisors. However, Open UAS students are not entitled to student healthcare services, so there is no need to pay FSHS healthcare fee. If a social and health care path student needs vaccinations or a vaccination certificate for work placement, please contact the health center in your hometown.


Metropolia's Open UAS students are entitled to use the gyms in Metropolia's premises meant for staff and students. In addition, path students can become members of Metka and thereby obtain the right to use Zone sports services.


This page contains essential information about the benefits and forms of support for an open student.

Student Financial Aid and Student Benefits

It is not possible to get a Kela study grant or a student loan to study at an open UAS. Open UAS students are also not entitled to student benefits, e.g. student discount in Metropolia's student restaurants or student discounts for public transportation.

Meal Discount

Open Study Path students are entitled to a meal discount in Metropolia's student restaurants because Open UAS students are not entitled to the degree students’ meal subsidy. The price of the meal is restaurant-specific. The meal discount is not valid at the Hämeentie 135 D student restaurant. Tuudo mobile app’s red student card or meal certificate, which you can either pick up at the Student and Admission Services customer service point or order by e-mail from studentservices [at] (studentservices[at]metropolia[dot]fi) at the beginning of your studies, entitles to a meal benefit. Students in study modules or individual courses are not entitled for the benefit.

Unemployment and Open Studies

Before applying for Open UAS, all unemployed persons receiving unemployment benefit should discuss with Finnish Employment and Economic Development Office if the open studies affect their unemployment benefit or if there is some financial support available for the studies. See studies supported by unemployment benefit.

See also other possible benefits for adult students.

Note! All requests to complete aid application forms should be sent to avoinamk [at] (avoinamk[at]metropolia[dot]fi). Possible statements by Metropolia for aid applications can be given only to students accepted in Metropolia's Open University, not for applicants on waiting list.

For more information about student financial aid or other forms of student support, please contact Finnish Kela or Finnish Employment and Economic Development Office.


Metropolia's Open UAS students are insured by Metropolia.


Guidance is given usually by the tutoring teacher, Programme Coordinator or the Head of the Degree Programme. Further information about the guidance will be given to path students in the beginning of the studies. For general questions you can contact avoinamk [at] (avoinamk[at]metropolia[dot]fi)

Matters regarding a specific course should always be asked from the teacher.


Studies are carried out in the manner described in the implementation information. Teaching methods, attendance obligation and learning materials are stated in the information. All possible materials are self-financed and are not included in the Open UAS fee. All questions related to the implementation must be addressed to the teacher in question.

Open UAS paths and study modules are carried out in a designated order. The pre-requirements mentioned in the implementation data also apply to open students. If the student fails to carry out some course, it may prevent proceeding in the studies. Students are themselves responsible of their performance in the studies. Metropolia does not offer substitutive studies nor refunds on the Open UAS fee in such circumstances.

If you wish to complete other studies in addition to those in your study path or module, you can enrol for the Open UAS courses in the enrolment system. Please make sure that your additional studies do not overlap with the studies included in the path or module. Path students are also entitled to complete Campus Online courses offered by other universities of applied sciences. You can get more information on the studies from the degree programme.

Recognition of prior learning RPL

In the open UAS, no direct accreditation of prior competence is done. Direct accreditation is done only for degree students. In the open UAS, prior learning may be accredited only partially, in which case the student demonstrates his / her competence in a way determined by the teacher. The RPL process is identical with the degree students. More information is given by the lecturer of the course in question or your Student Advisor. Accreditation of prior competence does not entitle to a price reduction.

Evaluation of Studies

The following competence scale is used in evaluation:

excellent (5)
very good (4)
good (3)
very satisfactory (2)
satisfactory (1)
fail (0)

or optionally just pass or fail (H/0)

Transcript of Records

  • Students with active Open UAS study right can print a transcript of records from the eStudent Services on the student's desktop.
  • Students who have completed their studies can request transcripts from the Metropolia archive (arkisto [at] (arkisto[at]metropolia[dot]fi)) for a fee. The price is 15 euros. Completed studies can also be viewed in My Studyinfo -service.

Study certificate

Students with active Open UAS study right can obtain the study certificate from the eStudent Services on the student's desktop.


If the course includes an exam, the student who fails a course may re-sit the exam twice, and a student who passes a course may re-sit the exam once in the the next possible retake(s). If the assessment is based on a form of performance for which the assessment method cannot be repeated, the student cannot attempt to raise his or her grade.

Open UAS students enrol to the exams and re-exams independently. When attending to both actual exam and re-exam, it's necessary to be on time. It's not possible to take part into any exam if you arrive late. Identification is verified from all students attending to any exams, which is why students need to have an identity card with them when attending exams.

All re-exams of the courses are organised on a specific day informed beforehand and each re-exam day has it's own enrolment period. Instructions at Metropolia's OMA: Study guide > Studies > Exams and retests

Re-exam outside the original study time

If the re-exam is organised outside of the original study time, in addition to the re-exam enrolment, Open UAS students must ask for extension for the study right via avoinamk [at] (avoinamk[at]metropolia[dot]fi). The study right is then continued by the Open studies contact person, or otherwise the student ID won't work.


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