Open University studies at the University of Lapland
The aim of the Open University is to promote educational and regional equality. Open University education is open to everyone, regardless of educational background or age. The goals may vary: improving general knowledge, upgrading student´s basic education or self-development. Studying at the Open University also helps you prepare for future academic degree studies.
Open University education is arranged in co-operation with the faculties of the University of Lapland. Courses correspond to regular degree studies both in terms of objectives and requirements. Open Universities cannot award degrees, but the credits obtained in them are transferable and can be used as part of a degree should you later enrol in a university.
The lectures take place in the evenings and on weekends, so that as many as possible might participate in the studies. Open university studies are also arranged in co-operation with other educational institutions such as adult education centres, folk high schools and summer universities. Studying at the Open University is part-time and general in nature and, therefore, students are not entitled to financial aid or other social benefits for students. Most of the courses are taught in Finnish.
Visiting address : Yliopistonkatu 8, First floor
Postal address: Open University of the University of Lapland, PB Box 122, FI-96101 Rovaniemi, Finland
Office open: 9.00 - 15.00
Office tel: +358 40 484 4495
Fax: +358 16 362 930
Student guidance: +358 400 543 174
More about Finnish Open Universities and their courses are found from this website: http://www.avoinyliopisto.fi/en-GB/