Studies at Open University of Applied Sciences

    The Open UAS provides courses and path studies for all students. Students are selected on a first come, first served basis without further testing.

    The Open UAS courses at VAMK are free of charge during period 1.6.-31.8.2022. Courses arranged in summer 2022 are conducted fully online. Please find more information on English taught summer courses through the below links:

    Studies leading to Bachelor or Master Degree

    Applying to bachelor or master degree studies takes place at portal.

    Right to complete degree can be applied for in the joint application system or through separe application directly to higher education institution.

    Students who have completed suitable amount of degree specific studies at Open UAS can apply for bachelor or master degree studies though the Open UAS separate application without entrance examination or further testing.

    Transfer application from a foreign institution to Vaasa University of Applied Sciences is not possible.

    More information on admission requirements and applying for degree studies can be found at . General information on applying to Finnish higher education can also be found at

    Tuition Fees and Scholarship Criteria

    Tuition fees are applicable to non-EU/EEA students who are admitted to English taught degree programmes in Finland.Please find more information on VAMK scholarship criteria and tuition fees charged at Vaasa University of Applied Sciences.


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