Time: Students can start their studies approximately within a week after enrolling on this course. The estimated time for completing this course is two months. Please notice that the first nonstop start is on 3 September 2024.

Please notice that Xamk’s lecturers do not assess completed courses nor enter the course assessments in Xamk’s record of credits (Peppi) during their non-teaching periods. Completed courses will not be assessed between December 21st, 2024 and January 12th, 2025.

Place: Online studies
Extent: 2 ECTS credits
Number of study places: 100
Target group: Everyone interested in the topic.

Please notice that from September 1, 2024 onwards, only students with a Finnish social security number (i.e. a personal identity code) can start their studies on Xamk Pulse’s courses. You can read more here.

Required previous skills: The course is suitable for students without prior experience with Finnish language. This is an online course, so Internet access and computer or laptop with audio equipment are required.
Lecturers: Sirpa Juusola, firstname.surname@xamk.fi

Credited in degree at Xamk: All bachelor level degrees
Area of competence mentioned in Curriculum: Optional studies
Enrolment by: 22 September 2024. This is a nonstop start and students can start their studies approximately within a week after enrolling on this course.
Price: Free of charge

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 also notice that
Xamk degree students cannot enrol on Open UAS courses.

Learning outcomes:
After completing the course you

  • recognize your personal strengths and development needs while planning your higher education studies
  • know what kind of study skills and digital competence are needed in higher education studies
  • know how to develop these skills
  • can operate in digital learning environments

Contents and methods:
The course focuses on learning about different study skills and techniques as well as using digital tools. The course also lets students practice studying online and assess themselves as learners.

This is an online nonstop course, so you can begin the course any time and you can complete this course entirely individually. The time for completing the course is 8 weeks. There are no compulsory online meetings, but the teachers are available online at certain dates.

The course covers 2 ECTS credits, totalling 54 hours of student work. The number of hours is theoretical and varies according to student effort (eg. reading / watching study material, rehearsal activities, assignments).

Internet access and computer or laptop with audio equipment are required. 

Study material:
Online material in Learn platform.

Assessment methods:

  • The course includes various assignments.
  • All assignments have to be completed in order to pass the course.
  • Self-evaluation has a significant role in this course


The Transcript of records will be delivered automatically by email in PDF form. You can read more about the The Transcript of records on: Information on Open UAS, Xamk Pulse studies.

This course is based on the curricula of Xamk's degree programmes and the Finnish credits are fully compatible with the ECTS.

Additional information on enrolment:
Xamk Pulse, email: openstudies@xamk.fi.

Terms of cancellation: 
If you are not able to participate in the course, please let us know as soon as possible by email openstudies@xamk.fi.

Before the course starts, you'll receive an invitation by email to this course.

Please note that there can be changes in the course details in terms of the timetable and teachers, for example.

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