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Open University of Applied Sciences

Open University of Applied Sciences (Open UAS) studies consist of Lapland UAS’ degree programme studies. Entire degrees cannot be completed at the open UAS. Open UAS offers both bachelor’s and master’s degree studies. Education is open to everyone interested, regardless of age or previous education. To start studying master's degree studies student also have to have an applicable degree from a higher education institution.


Education in the Open UAS

  • Offer students a possibility to develop their facts and skills needed in working life
  • Offer an opportunity to study for those who are planning to get a UAS degree later. Open UAS studies doesn’t directly entitle the student to get into one of the degree awarding programmes in the Lapland UAS but the credits collected from Open UAS studies can be attached to a degree.
  • Offer an opportunity to develop yourself


What is required?

  • Students have to have their own laptop
  • Students have to be able to study in university level
  • Student’s English skills level might be tested

Foreign students may need a visa or a residence permit depending on their citizenship. Please note that studying in Open University of Applied Sciences does not entitle to visa or residence permit. For more information can be seen on the home pages of Finnish Directorate of Immigration at http://www.migri.fi.

Financial aid from the government is not granted for Open UAS studies because they do not lead to a degree. For this reason, Open UAS students are not eligible for students’ social benefits.


Open University of Applied Sciences (Open UAS) students can take a single study unit, a study module or path studies in the group of degree programme students according to their timetables. Open studies have the same objectives, contents, requirements and teachers as the studies of Lapland UAS’ degree programmes.

Teaching takes place primarily on campus during the day.  The studies consist of contact teaching and independent studying. Studies require a laptop.

Open UAS studies does not directly entitle the student to get into one of the degree awarding programmes in the Lapland UAS but the credits collected from Open UAS studies can be attached to a degree according to the procedure agreed in the University of Applied Sciences.

Study units

Economics 5 ECTS

Gateway to Business Studies 5 ECTS

Introduction to Sustainable Business 5 ECTS

Orientation to Tourism Studies 5 ECTS register here

Multicultural Tourism and Hospitality Field 5 ECTS register here

Arctic Tourism and Responsible Hospitality 5 ECTS register here


Path studies in the group of degree programme

Lapland UAS offers degree programmes in English:
Bachelor's degree
Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Tourism
Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business

Master's degree
Master of Business Administration

Curricula can be seen in Peppi.
If you have any questions about studies or you need help in planning your studies, please contact us primarily to  avoinamkLapin AMK sähköposti harmaa



CampusOnline.fi offers you the selection of the most interesting online courses by more than twenty Finnish universities of applied sciences.

The courses are free of charge for degree students (Bachelor’s degree/Master’s degree) and exchange students at universities of applied sciences and for path students at Open UAS. Other Open UAS students pay a fee determined by the university of applied science that offers the course in question.


Study path

Study path

Lapland UAS`s Open University of Applied Sciences (Open UAS) provides the opportunity to study towards a degree. Student doesn't need to be a degree student to start studies in Open UAS as study path student. Study path consists of studies which are parts of education leading to a degree. In Lapland UAS´s Open path studies are usually first academic year's studies in Bachelor's and Master's degrees.

When an Open UAS student has earned credits from study units that are included or otherwise suitable for a specific degree programme in UAS, the student may apply for a degree student in the degree programme. In Lapland UAS student can apply in separate application once she/he has completed 60 credits Bachelor's degree studies or 10 credits in 60 credits / 15 credits in 90 credits Master's degree studies suitable to the degree programme.

You can find more information about applying here.


Interrupted UAS studies or upgrading a junior college or higher education degree
Who can apply?

The studies are intended for persons who have unfinished bachelor’s or master’s degree studies. They are also intended for those who wish to upgrade their junior college-level degree into a bachelor’s degree or a higher-level degree into a master’s degree.

If, according to an individual study plan prepared with a study counsellor, you are missing:

  • 120 credits or less from a bachelor’s degree
  • 40 credits or less from a master’s degree.

Preparing an individual study plan
An individual study plan (ISP) is prepared with a study counsellor of the degree programme. Please contact the study counsellor of the degree programme – you can find the contact information here: https://www.lapinamk.fi/en/Students/Student-Support-Services/Counselling-and-Tutoring

Persons seeking to become bachelor’s degree students through the Open path must first complete half of the credits required according to their individual study plan at the Open UAS. Persons seeking to become master’s degree students through the Open path must first complete half of the credits required according to their individual study plan at the Open UAS.

For example, if you need 80 credits of studies to complete the degree according to your individual study plan, you must complete 40 credits of this at the Open UAS before applying for degree study entitlement. The start and duration of the study entitlement are determined by the individual study plan.

Registration for studies according to the study plan
Registration for study units in accordance with the study plan prepared with the study counsellor is done at the address www.lapinamk.fi/ilmoittautuminen. The fee for Open UAS studies is €15 per ECTS credit OR €300 annual fee that allows you to complete an unlimited number of credits. Registration is binding. Additional information on studying at the Open UAS is sent to accepted students by e-mail.

Applying to become a degree student after studying at the Open UAS
After completing the necessary studies at the Open UAS, you can apply to become a degree student of Lapland UAS through separate application.


Registration and fees

Registration and fees



Registration for open UAS study units is done using the electronic registration form at https://www.lapinamk.fi/registration.
The registration is binding. Registration period is continuing. Students are accepted to study units in the order of registration. Accepted students are sent an invitation to study.


  • 15€ for one credit unit OR
  • 300€ annual fee that allows you to complete an unlimited number of credits



Quality system refers to day-to-day procedures that are employed to ensure and develop the quality of education and other operation. Quality assurance is carried out according to Lapland UAS’s quality system. More information about Lapland UAS’s quality system is available at https://www.lapinamk.fi/en/Who-we-are/Quality-System.

The objective of quality system is to:

- give each Lapland UAS student tools for continuous development of operation
- produce information for the development of Lapland UAS’s operation
- bring forth good practices and areas needing development.

Quality system of the Open UAS is based on Lapland UAS’s quality system. We want to develop our Open UAS operation and services together with our customers. An important part of quality system is student feedback.  The Open UAS uses an electronic Webropol-system to gather student feedback. A summary of feedback and development proposals are saved on the Open UAS web-pages. In addition, everyone can send inquiries and feedback about Open UAS operation and students services to  avoinamkharmaasähköposti.jpg  

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96300 Rovaniemi, Finland


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