***Required previous degree: Bachelor´s Degree in health care, social services or sports studies, or other suitable higher education degree (e.g. in physiotherapy, elderly care, podiatry) or a corresponding post-secondary level vocational qualification, awarded by a vocational college in Finland (e.g. fysioterapeutti or sairaanhoitaja qualification that was begun before the year 2000, prior to the change in the educational system in Finland)
Time: 26 August 2024 – 31 July 2025. 
Place, University: South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk)
Extent: on average 35 ECTS credits 
Target group: The students need to be fluent in English and have basic computer and Internet skills.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree. The required certificate/certificates must be attached to the enrolment form. Please note: You can only upload one attachment to the enrolment system. If you have multiple certificates, please combine them into a single file.
Credited in degree: Master of Health Care and Social Services, Rehabilitation
Enrolment period: 2-8 August 2024, the enrolment is binding. The enrolment form will open 2 August at 9am at Finnish time (UCT +3).
Number of study places: 5
Price: Semester fee EUR 250, EUR 500 for the whole academic year. You can read more about our payment policy here.

Note that you can enrol for Open UAS studies at the maximum of 50 ECTS credits per semester. One person’s enrolments exceeding 50 ECTS credits are deleted in the enrolment order. Paying attention to this is important when planning your studies.

Please notice,  that Xamk's degree students cannot enrol Open UAS courses.

Learning outcomes:
The goal of the path studies is to complete 35 credits of core competence studies  of the chosen education in one academic year. By completing at least 30 ECTS credits, you have the right to apply a study place as a degree student. 

Contents and methods:
The learning outcomes and requirements of open path studies correspond to those of programmes leading to the Master’s degree.  In the beginning of your studies you can make a personal study plan (PSP) together with your mentor teacher. 

The studies are fully implemented by means of an eLearning platform and online lessons, including webinars, group meetings, project work, independent tasks and peer discussions. The student must have a computer fitted with a web-cam and software necessary for the completion of studies and a microphone (head-set). The online lessons take place on predetermined days (2-3 lessons per month). The language of instruction is English.

Orientation and online lessons (TEAMS) schedule for autumn 2024:
29.-30.8., 6.9., 13.9., 18.10., 1.11., 15.11., 21.11., 5.12., 13.12.2024
(spring 2025 schedule will be informed later)

Information regarding studies: 
Degree Programme Coordinator Juhani Multanen, firstname.surname@xamk.fi

Information on degree studies: Master of Health Care and Social Services, Rehabilitation
Link to the curriculum: Master's Degree Programme in Rehabilitation – Study Guide


BYOD – Bring your own device
The BYOD policy demands students to use their own laptops. Read more here.

Enrolment and cancellation:
Enrolment on path studies is binding. Open study path students are taken in enrolment order. If you enroll on several paths, the primary path is the one you enrolled on first.

If you cannot participate in the path you have already enrolled on, please let us know as soon as possible by email openstudies@xamk.fi

Terms of cancellation: 
The enrolment is binding. You will be charged. Study place cannot be canceled free of charge. You can still cancel your enrolment, but the course fee will not be refunded. Cancellation must be sent to openstudies@xamk.fi.

If a student interrupts path studies he will be charged the semester fee for the current semester. Fees for the following semesters will be cancelled.

Study grants
Studying at the Open UAS does not entitle you to a study grant or other student benefits or discounts. In case you intend to study unemployed, please contact your local employment office (TE-toimisto) before you begin your studies. If your employer has granted you at least two months of uninterrupted study leave, you can apply for a full adult education allowance from Employment Fund.

Additional information 
You should bring the following documents with you on the first day of studies: passport/residence permit or official Finnish ID.

Residence permit
Students who live outside the EU and the EEA need a residence permit to study in Finland. However, the residence permit is not issued based on studies at the Open University of Applied Sciences. More info here.

From path to degree
You can apply in joint application period forBachelor of Business Administration degree programme during your open path studies, if you qualify the admission criteria. More information here.

It is also possible to apply for a degree student without a formal qualification at separate admission organized by Xamk. This is possible after you have completed 50 credits at Xamk. More information here. The credits you have completed will be recognized as a part of your degree. Please notice, that if you are admitted as a degree student, the tuition fee for students outside of the EU/EEA is: Bachelor’s degrees 10700 euros / academic year and Master’s degrees 13500 euros / academic year.  More information on tuition fees here.

Additional information about the enrolment
The office of Xamk Open University of Applied Sciences, email openstudies@xamk.fi.

OUAS reserves the right to make changes.


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South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences is audited by the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC).