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Open Higher Education Studies for Immigrants

Autumn 2022

Select years, semesters and periods (when only one year is selected) by clicking buttons below. (S = Spring, A = Autumn)
Year of study 1
Search for study unit: ECTS 1 1A 1S 1 2 3 4 5
Common studies 20                
Introduction to Higher Education Studies 5
Finnish 1 (beginner’s level A1) 5
Finnish 2 (basic level A2) 5
English Professional Skills, B2 5
Field-specific studies 20                
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 20 15 5 7.5 7.5 1.7 1.7 1.7

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.

Programme description

The study path is structured according to the student's personal study plan for the following studies:

- to Higher Education Studies, 5 ECTS
- English, 3–6 ECTS
- Finnish, 5–10 ECTS
- Field-specific studies, 10–20 ECTS

The language of instruction depends on the course implementations chosen by the student. The studies require knowledge of English or Finnish at least on the proficiency level B1.

Competence objectives

The study path develops general study and working life skills, in addition to which students have the opportunity to take higher education studies intheir chosen field. The study path also includes English and/or Finnish language studies.

Pedagogic approaches

Studying is possible entirely online. If they wish, students can also participate in classroom teaching at the Kupittaa campus in Turku at least in some courses.

The teaching times depend on the course implementations chosen by the student. Most of the teaching is in the daytime, but some courses may include evening lessons.


Learning is assessed with different methods and criteria.