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Path studies

Path studies are Open UAS studies which gives you an opportunity to study first year degree studies before applying to degree programme. After earning 60 credits in an open university of applied sciences you may apply for a degree student through separate application.

As a path student, you will mostly study together with degree students in the same groups. Studies can be daytime, blended learning or online studies. Path studies will mostly consist of first year studies. A path student has the same right to guidance and support as degree students. A personal tutor teacher is appointed to the students.

The fee for path studies is the Open UAS year payment (400€). The fee should be paid when accepting the study place. The fee of 400 euros will not be returned at any parts, because the fee entitles you to study for one year. Even if you don't use your right, you can't get any parts of the fee back.

As a path student, you are not eligible for Kelas financial aid for students (study grant). For other forms of financial aid, please contact your local TE services.

After completing path studies (60 ECTS), you are eligible to apply to become a degree student through a separate application.

Applying for Bachelor's Degree path student at Laurea

The application process for bachelor’s degree path studies at the Open University of Applied Sciences is implemented twice a year. In August is the application for beginning in autumn semester and in December is the application for studies beginning in spring semester.

Next application period for the English taught studies starting in January 2021 begins 30th of November 2020 at 8.00am and ends 1st of December at 11.59pm.

NOTE! There might be changes to the application period so follow the updates on these sites!

Bachelor's degree path studies in Spring 2021

Degree programme



Study Places

Group code






For the Finnish-taught programmes, please visit AMK-polkuopinnot -site.

Study schedules are the same for path and degree students. Spring 2021 schedules will be published in middle of November 2020 and after this you can view your study schedule

  1.  Go to Timetable Engine
  2. Select English in the top right corner
  3. Choose “Group search” for search criteria and write your study group code in to the search field (see your group code from the list above e.g.SNV221KN)
  4. Click Add-button in the end of search result row and select January in the calendar view. You can view schedules monthly, weekly or daily.
  5. Clicking the reservation in the calendar you will see more information about the study implementation.

NOTE! Please notice that changes to published schedules are possible.


Separate application process based in Open UAS studies

A person who has earned 60 credits in an open university of applied sciences may apply to become a degree student through a separate application process. Studies completed in any university of applied sciences are eligible, but they must be open UAS studies and part of the degree programme that the person is applying for (e.g. Bachelor's Degree in Health Care). Note that only completed study units and grades recorded to register are acceptable. 

For more information, see S‚Äčeparate applications for full-time degree programmes page.