OODI - New skills and guidance for temporary protection beneficiaries in Finland

The OODI project (New skills and guidance for temporary protection beneficiaries in Finland) is a training program implemented with a special grant from the Ministry of Education and Culture.

The training is provided by five Universities of Applied Sciences: Haaga-Helia, HAMK, Laurea, Metropolia and Xamk. OODI studies are aimed to persons who have been granted temporary protection in Finland. The courses are primarily online, meaning you can study them regardless of time and location. The studies are conducted mainly in English, which enables participation without Finnish language skills.

The studies offer different levels of learning solutions, from everyday digital skills to demanding professional skills in ICT industry. Language studies and the career guidance process are integrated into the studies to support the participant's guidance in their studies and their ability to study. The goal is to offer new knowledge, which has a high demand globally.


Metropolia's course offering

Please click in each link Realizations (click realization name) to see the content of the course.





Enrolment for studies

Enrol for Metropolia's OODI non-stop courses

People fleeing from war in Ukraine and eligible for temporary protection in Finland can be exempted from the open UAS fee with Migri decision of temporary protection and thus they can study these OODI courses without paying the fee.

We are offering councelling to help you to select courses that would meet the best possible way with your educational needs.

More information

If you are Metropolia OODI student: Sign up for counselling on ICT studies at Metropolia UAS

In the guidance discussion, you can ask about education and employment.

Learn more about OODI courses in other Universities of Applied Sciences:

Haaga-Helia / HAMK / Laurea /  Xamk

Tips for planning your studies

You should set aside time for planning your studies and actively search for information so that you can plan the study schedule that suits you best. Ensure to also take a look at the descriptions of the studies on the website of the university of applied sciences organising them.

Please note that each university of applied sciences organising studies has its own learning environments and systems that require you to create credentials. You will receive instructions upon registration.

OODI studies are generally being organised free of charge until the end of spring 2024 and, therefore, you have an opportunity to plan your studies evenly over a longer period of time.

When planning your studies, take into account your own schedule and the time needed to complete the studies in addition to the time available to you.

  • How much time can you devote to studying per week?
  • When do the studies you have chosen start and end?
  • How extensive are the studies in terms of ECTS credits?
  • Calculate how much time the studies will require of you with the instructions below
  • Take a look at the course descriptions to learn more about the detailed content of the studies

Calculation formula to support the scheduling of studies:

1 ECTS credit corresponds to 27 hours of student work on average. Your prior knowledge affects the time needed for studying: It can take less time if you have good basic knowledge, while more time might be necessary if the subject matter is completely new to you.

Number of hours = Number of ECTS credits x 27 hours

Example: The scope of the studies is 5 ECTS = 5 x 27 hours = 135 hours, which corresponds to approximately 19 working days.

When the studies start

  • Activate the credentials and email of the university offering the studies. Familiarise yourself with the learning environments used.
  • Mark the start time of the studies in your calendar and join the studies according to the instructions you received (NOTE! You might not receive a separate reminder of the start of an individual course).
  • Be ready to start the course as soon as it begins.
  • Familiarise yourself with the learning environment, schedule and instructions.
  • Add the schedule to your own calendar and set aside enough time to complete the course. Take any deadlines into account.
  • Find out what kind of guidance is available on the course and how to get in touch with the teacher; for example, whether there is a common discussion board or other support for learning available.

How to read the course descriptions:

  • Check the scope of the studies and any required prior knowledge.
  • Check the schedule and teaching method.
  • Take a look at the evaluation criteria or the content description.

Keep the following in mind:

  • Studies with a registration period often start in autumn and spring and, therefore, it is not necessary to choose all the courses at once. You can start non-stop studies at any time.
  • Ensure that you are able to keep up with the studies by being active right from the start.
  • The prior knowledge required on some courses may be acquired not only from studies but also through work or hobbies, for example.