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Summer studies

Summer studies 2016 distance and e-learning info page.

Summer studies (1.6.-31.8.) arranged by Lapland UAS are mainly free-choice electives. Those can be found from SoleOps. Summer studies is a joint portal of 21 Universities of Applied Sciences in Finland. features the summer studies provision of the universities of applied sciences. The portal is open until 30 April.

From the extensive provision, you can select the courses suitable for your own degree (make sure that the course is suitable for your degree) and complete them during the summer semester.

The courses are free of charge for degree students. Open UAS students pay a fee in accordance with the Open UAS fees.

The portal contains basic information on the courses. Each course has a link to the website of the UAS in question, where you can find more specific information on the implementation and enroll on the course. After having completed the course, you will receive a transcript of records with which you can have the course included in your degree according to the practices of your own UAS, or the evaluation information is transferred to your UAS.

In different UAS's summer study credits needs to do normal e-Services in SoleOps (substitution or inclusion to studies).

Applying for financial aid for summer studies
Students may apply for financial aid for summer studies, also. Summer financial aid months are June, July and August (1.6.-31.8.).

Students may receive summer financial aid if their summer studies amount to an average of 5 cr per month. Present you plan for summer studies in the application.

For foreign studies and practical training students may receive summer financial aid if their summer studies amount to an average of 5 cr per month or if their summer studies amount to at least 18 days of study per month.

You can file the application for financial aid electronically on Kela’s web site (only in Finnish/Swedish): English information

You can also apply for summer financial aid using Kela’s OTM form. For foreign studies, a Learning Agreement must be enclosed. You can return the application directly to Kela. The OTM form can be printed out from the link OTM form

You should submit your application for summer financial aid on time. Financial aid is not paid retroactively; it is only paid beginning from the month when the application is submitted.

Financial aid months used during the summer are subtracted from your total financial aid months and they are taken into account in both income monitoring and study progress monitoring. Progress in summer studies is monitored in September in conjunction with monitoring of annual progress in studies.