Develop your skills

Update your knowledge and skills, learn new! At the same time you increase your competitiveness in the job market and gain renewed zest for your work. We have a wide range of different courses. You can focus on the field that interests you by taking individual courses, bigger study modules or even a new degree.


Open University

At the Open University of Applied Sciences you can carry out university of applied sciences studies in different fields, regardless of your basic education and age. The courses at the Open University of Applied Sciences and their performance requirements are the same as in education leading to a degree. This means that you can propose your studies for accrediting if you later study in one of our degree programmes.

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Exchange opportunities

We warmly welcome all international guests to Oulu, the city of snowy winters and sunny summer nights. We have several degree programmes instructed in English. Each study field includes also a varying range of courses taught in English. You can apply to Oamk twice a year: our application period starts every April and September. Staff members are welcome to contact us anytime.

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 Another possibilities

Master´s degree
  • Reguires previous degree
  • Duration 1–2,5 years
  • Possibility to study alongside work 
  • Mainly online

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Professional teacher education
  • A programme for gaining a teacher’s qualification online
  • Reguires previous degree and experience
  • Duration 1–3 years

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Guidance for immigrants
  • Free personal guidance about higher education in Finland
  • Several courses available
  • Study paths 

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Study opportunities for Ukrainians
  • Guidance and counseling
  • Free courses at Open University
  • Study paths

Oamk for Ukraine

Need advice?

We’ll help you to find suitable education and support you to get a proper studies. Just contact us!

Contact us in english via
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phone +358 029 448 9001 (tue–thu from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

How to apply

Studies in English brochure (PDF)

Study Guide

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