Master's degree path studies
The path studies concept is used to refer to a study entity completed at an open university of applied sciences in a goal-oriented manner before seeking education leading to a degree
Path studies in short
- Master's degree path studies consist of 30 credits.
- You will study in same groups and courses as degree students
- A path studies student has the same right to guidance and support as degree students.
- After completing the path studies, you can apply to become a master's degree student through a separate application process
The path studies concept is used to refer to a study entity completed at an open university of applied sciences in a goal-oriented manner before seeking education leading to a degree (recommendation by the network of open UAS on the path studies process). Path studies are completed as integrated studies in universities of applied sciences.
Applying for Master's Degree path student at Laurea
Admissions criteria for path studies towards a master's degree at the Open University of Applied Sciences consist of a previous degree from a university of applied sciences or other higher education institution. The requirement of two years of post-degree work experience does not apply to path studies. The application process for master's degree path studies at the Open University of Applied Sciences is implemented twice a year. Next application period for the English taught studies starting in September 2024 is July 2024.
For the Finnish-taught programmes, please visit YAMK-polkuopinnot -site.
Individuals appointed by Vice President will decide on the students selected for paths studies. The application must contain the degree certificate as an attachment.
A path studies student has the same right to guidance and support as degree students. A personal tutor teacher is appointed to the students. Students studying at an open university of applied sciences are treated equally to degree students.
Next application period is July 2024. You can apply for the following Master Degree Programmes:
The studies will begin in September with the degree student group. Check the schedules on the degree's website.
The cost of path studies is equivalent to the annual fee of the Open University of Applied Sciences (400 euros). With the annual fee, you can earn an unlimited number of study credits within one year.
The open UAS annual fee of EUR 400 will not be refunded to any extent, as it will grant you the right to study for one year. Not using your right to study does not entitle you to a full or partial refund of the course fee.
Open university of applied sciences studies always grant a temporary study right. If your studies extend beyond the allotted time, you can apply for an extension by paying for the additional study period as specified in the open university's fees.
The spring semester starts on January 1st and ends on July 31st. The autumn semester starts on August 1st and ends on December 31st. You can also participate in summer studies conducted from May to August if the courses are available in the open university of applied sciences' offerings.
Separate application process for those seeking to become degree students via the Open University of Applied Sciences
A person who has earned minimum 30 credits in an Open University of Applied Sciences may apply to become a degree student through a separate application process. Applicants must be eligible to apply for master's degree programme at a university of applied sciences. More information.