Open University of Applied Sciences
At Laurea Open University of Applied Sciences you can:
The studies are rooted in working life, and the knowledge acquired through them is easy to transfer into working and everyday life. If students are working at the same time as studying, the studies have to be flexible. This is why some of the study units are taught online. Open study is done in groups that are integrated into the Laurea´s permanent degree student groups.
Studying here is open to all, and there are no requirements as to age or previous education. Anyone interested in open studies is welcome to ask about all courses that are part of Laurea’s curriculum. Some courses (especially in specialist studies) may have requirements for previous knowledge, knowledge of languages etc.
Notice however that Foreign students attending Open University of Applied Sciences studies may need a visa or a residence permit depending on their citizenship, and in practice it is difficult to get these only for this purpose. For more information see the home pages of the Finnish Directorate of Immigration at http://www.uvi.fi.
Studies come under Laurea’s Qualification Regulations. Entire degrees (qualifications) cannot be completed at the Open University of Applied Sciences. Laurea’s degree students cannot enrol at the Open University of Applied Sciences.