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Welcome to study in Metropolia's Open University of Applied Sciences!

The Open University of Applied Sciences offers a possibility to

  • apply to a degree program via Open UAS path studies
  • search for the right career choice
  • enhance your professional know-how in working life
  • study something new and inspiring

Due to the Covid-19 situation, Metropolia UAS offers some Open UAS courses free of charge until 31 July 2021. These courses are intended for individuals, who are unemployed or currently laid off. Check out and sign up for courses!

What kind of studies does Open UAS offer?

The Open UAS range of studies consists of parts of degrees (Bachelor/Master) based on the university curricula. It is not possible to complete a full Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree nor Bachelor’s Thesis in the Open UAS. In some degree programmes it is possible to complete work placement, whereupon it is included in the path studies. Open UAS offers:


As according to the name, courses are individual courses. Most common extent of a course is 5 credit points (ECTS).

Path studies

Open UAS path usually equals 1st year or 1st semester studies in the degree programme. In Bachelor's degrees the width of the paths is usually 30-60 credit points (ECTS) and in Master's degrees 15-30 credit points (ECTS).

The purpose of paths is to provide an alternative route to the degree. Note! The Open UAS paths do not offer a direct acceptance to the degree. 

Module studies

Open UAS module is a combination of courses (other than path) and the extent of the module may vary. Modules are supplementary education and the aim is to enhance your professional know-how in working life

Who can study in Open UAS?

Open University of Applied Sciences (Open UAS) is open for everyone regardless of your former education, work experience and age. However, the studies require sufficient study and language skills. Some courses may have requirements about previous know-how.

All Master's degree Open Study Paths require an appropriate Bachelor's Degree. Work experience is not required in Open Study Paths. If you later apply to degree studies via the Open Path application, two years' work experience will be required after completing your Bachelor's degree.

Metropolia's degree students who have enrolled for attendance may not participate in Metropolia’s open UAS studies.

How are students selected to Open UAS studies?

The students are usually selected in order of enrollment. The Open UAS path studies are primarily intended for persons who have not previously studied in path studies at Metropolia. If necessary, students for path studies can be selected deviating from the order of enrollment on this basis. Some paths may also have an eliminating pre-test.

Where can I find information on the range of studies offered?

See range of studies.