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Enrolling for the courses
You have to enrol for the courses of Open UAS at the latest two weeks before the beginning of the course through the Meerkado service (choose the right course and enrol for it). Students are accepted to the course in order of enrolment. If you cannot find a suitable course from Meerkado, you can leave your contact information by filling in the general form of open UAS.
You pay the participation fee when you enrol for the course in Meerkado.
NB! Degree students do not enrol by using the enrolment form of open UAS, but as usual on Loki.
The participation fees of Open UAS:
- Course fee: 10 euros per credit
- If you complete 15 or more credits in an academic year, the fee is 150 euros for the whole academic year (e.g. so called path students and other students who take a lot of courses)
Studies are free for:
- pensioners (AV100)
- the unemployed (AV100)
- students studying in the second cycle (AV100)
- SAMK personnel (AV100)
- Students who include the studies in their personal study plan:
- Pori University Consortium (AV100)
- Co-operation between UAS
- Turku UAS (KY100)
- Turku UAS (KY100)
If you are entitled to free studies and you enrol for a course through Meerkado, please remember to do following things:
- You should include group’s code AV100 or KY100 in your enrolment.
- In addition, you should use the email address of your institution when enrolling.
- You may need to provide proof for your entitlement for free studies.
If you cannot participate, you must cancel your participation at the latest two weeks before the beginning of the course by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If the course is not cancelled two weeks before the beginning of the course, the whole participation fee will be charged. The fees for courses can be changed, e.g. on the basis of changes in legislation.
You can complete degree studies regardless of your age and educational background.
Most of the courses open for Open UAS students are the same courses the degree students take. In other words you study together with them. Some courses are arranged separately. In these cases the student group consists of Open UAS students only.
Performances can include exams, assignments, essays, reports and projects. More detailed information of performances is available in course descriptions. Partly web-based or online courses are also available.
One credit equals 27 hours of the student’s work. It can include e.g. contact classes, distant studies and assignments.
Tuition is provided on different SAMK campuses in Pori, Rauma, Huittinen and Kankaanpää.
NOTE! If you are required to pay tuition fees, you can not be selected for Path Studies of Open UAS. Read more about tuition fees --> https://www.samk.fi/en/study/admissions/tuition-fees-scholarships/
Open Path studies are not regarded as studies leading to a degree, so residence permit for studies in Finland is not granted based on an Open Path study place.
You can start UAS studies without the entitlement to degree studies by completing path studies in Open UAS at SAMK.
Path studies consist of the basic and professional studies of the first and second year and the studies are carried out among the degree students. The studies can include day-time classes and blended learning with contact classes, assignments and online teaching. Path studies are available in the Faculties of Health and Welfare, Logistics and Maritime Management, Technology and Business Administration.
Specific path studies are arranged for some degree programmes which aim at the completion of 45 – 60 credits.
Inclusion of Open UAS studies
Open UAS studies can be included into the degree studies, if you start degree studies later. However, it is not possible to graduate and get a degree at Open UAS. Open UAS studies can be included in the degree studies, if they comply with the current degree requirements. If the degree requirements change, it is possible that you cannot compensate a course completely. Compensation and inclusion practices are different in different educational institutions but you can apply for inclusion and compensation on the basis of SAMK Open UAS studies in other educational institutions. When you complete Open UAS studies in advance, you can complete the degree faster.
Separate Application System: Open Path to Degree Studies
The application period to Open Path degree studies in SAMK is 1 – 15 May and 1 – 15 November. The required Open UAS studies must have been completed by the end of May when applying in spring and by the end of November when applying in autumn. Separate application is submitted online during the application period at www.studyinfo.fi.
In open path separate application the applicant does not need to pass the entrance exam or interview or give any other specific proof to be selected. Student admission is based only on the completion of open UAS studies.
Education leading to Bachelor´s degree:
Those who have completed Finnish Open UAS studies can apply to Satakunta University of Applied Sciences based on these studies. In order to be eligible the applicant must have completed at least 45 ECTS credits of Open UAS studies, which can be recognized as a part of the degree programme for which he/she is applying. The applicant does not need the previously required school education to be eligible for Bachelor´s degree studies (Polytechnic Law 25 §). Maximum 15 ECTS credits completed in another higher education institution and included in the studies leading to Bachelor´s degree will be taken into account in the selection.
Education leading to Master´s degree:
The applicant must have completed at least 30 ECTS credits of Open UAS studies, which can be recognized as a part of the Master´s degree programme for which he/she is applying. Besides open Open UAS studies the applicant must have a Bachelor´s degree and three years of work experience in the relevant field of the Bachelor´s degree or the field applied for in order to be eligible (Polytechnic Law 25§). Maximum 10 ECTS credits completed in another higher education institution and included in the studies leading to Master´s degree will be taken into account in the selection.
Exception: In autumn 2018 and spring 2019 an applicant is eligible for 60 ECTS credit Master´s degree studies if he/she has completed the minimum of 15 ECTS credits in the field applied for and which can be recognized as a part of Master´s degree.
For further information, please contact:
Admissions Office, (02) 623 4801, email@example.com
When you complete basic studies, you will get a transcript of studies, which will be sent to you as requested after the grade of the course has been recorded.
The transcript of studies includes the name, extent and completion day of the course. Upon request, you can also get a separate certificate of the completed courses.
Transcript of studies and a separate certificate can be ordered from firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Services Secretary Eija Roiha, 044 710 3107
Student Services Secretary Tarja Urmas, 044 710 3072
Student Services Secretary (service business) Kaija Kalliolevo, 044 710 6301
Training Designer Anu-Mari Elohaka, 044 710 3121
Head of Training Pia Lamminen, 044 710 3128
Path Studies Nursing:
Senior Lecturer Tiina Pennanen, 044 710 3550