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When a customer enrols for open UAS studies, the enrolment is always considered binding. Upon enrolment, the customer commits to the terms of payment and cancellation.

The customer is granted a right to study for a limited time and limited content. The right to study cannot be transferred to another study module or course or postponed until the next academic year.

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences reserves the right to change the information provided in the teaching plans.

Data on the students of the Open UAS are saved in the student information system of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, see the description of file.

Fees

Studies at Metropolia’s Open UAS usually cost 15 euros per credit point. The fees are based on the amounts specified in the Government Decree on Fees Charged by the Universities of Applied Sciences (Finlex ®, 1440/2014, section 1). Some individual studies may cost less than 15 € / credit point or be completely free of charge. The price is shown in the information of each study in the enrollment system.

No term fees are charged. In addition to the Open UAS fee, the studies may result in other reasonable costs (e.g. learning material) for the customer.

Payment can be made either at the time of registration or by invoice. If a study path or study module includes a separate selection process, the customer is obliged to pay and the fee will only be charged once the selection has been confirmed and the customer has accepted the study place. If the customer is placed on a waiting list, he is obliged to pay and the fee will only be charged once the selection has been confirmed and the customer has accepted the study place.

If the customer does not pay an invoice by the due date, we will send a payment reminder.

The fees of the Open UAS, including any interest and expenses, are based on public law, which means their collection may be enforced without a court ruling or decision.

Cancellations

All cancellations must be made in accordance with the instructions provided in the message confirming enrolment.

For refunds, please contact avoinamk [at] metropolia.fi. If you are seeking a refund because you have been granted a study place in a degree programme, you must provide us with the letter of admission or the e-mail stating you have been admitted.

The start date of the studies, which is referred to in the terms, is taken from the “timing” field, not the schedule for the course realisation. As for study paths and modules, the start date is taken from the information on the first course implementation to start. In the case of Information and Communication Technology non-stop virtual studies, the beginning date is considered to be the date on which the student has received the e-mail containing the instructions for completing the studies.

Cancellations fo individual courses:

  • A customer who is accepted for degree studies at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences or for a study path or study module at Metropolia’s Open UAS may cancel their enrolment for an individual course by sending an e-mail to avoinamk [at] metropolia.fi. If the cancellation is made before the start of the course, no fee will be charged for the course. The e-mail or letter of acceptance for the degree or the study path or module must be attached to the cancellation notification.
  • Otherwise, the course fee will not be refunded except if the customer cancels due to illness (a medical certificate must be presented). A prerequisite for refund is that the medical condition recorded on the medical certificate prevents the completion of the studies.

Cancellations fo study paths and study modules:

Before the studies begin

  • No fee will be charged if a customer who has enrolled for a study path or study module is accepted for degree studies at a university in Finland, and they cancel their registration before the start of the study path or study module by sending an e-mail to avoinamk [at] metropolia.fi. The e-mail or letter of acceptance for the degree must be attached to the cancellation notification.
  • If the study path or study module lasts for two terms, the second term of the studies will not be invoiced if the customer cancels their enrolment at least 14 days before the start of the study path or study module by sending an e-mail to avoinamk [at] metropolia.fi.
  • If the customer cancels their registration less than 14 days before the start of the study path or study module, they will have to pay the full fee.
  • If the customer applies for an exemption from the fee for health reasons, the exemption may be granted on the basis of a medical certificate. A prerequisite for refund is that the medical condition recorded on the medical certificate prevents the completion of the studies.

During the studies

  • If the study path or study module lasts for two terms, the second term of the studies will not be invoiced if the customer drops out of the studies before the start of the second term after having been accepted for degree studies at a university in Finland and notifies the Open UAS as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to avoinamk [at] metropolia.fi. The e-mail or letter of acceptance for the degree must be attached to the notification.
  • If the customer drops out of their studies for any other reason, they will have to pay the full fee.
  • If the customer applies for an exemption from the fee for health reasons, the exemption may be granted on the basis of a medical certificate. A prerequisite for refund is that the medical condition recorded on the medical certificate prevents the completion of the studies. Exemption may also be granted on the basis of parental leave.

If Metropolia University of Applied Sciences cancels the studies, no fee will be charged and any fees already paid will be refunded. As a general rule, studies are cancelled only for a compelling reason.