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LAMK Open

University of

Applied Sciences

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Table of contents

What are path studies? 4

Being a path student at LAMK Open UAS 5

Study skills and other requirements 5 Student fees and invoicing 5

Part-time studying 6

Unemployment and studying 6 Orientation events for path students 6

Study guidance 6

Student information systems and tools at LAMK 7

Open UAS student card 7

Academic Library 7

Insurance 7

LAMK Sports 7

SummerCampus 7

Student records 8

Enrolling for path studies 10

After the enrollment period 10

Terms of cancellation 10

From Open UAS to a Degree Programme 12 Separate application for Bachelor-level

Degree Programmes 14

Separate application for Master-level

Degree Programmes 15

Contact us 18

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What are path studies?

All Open Studies including path studies are mainly aimed at people living in Finland, because of the large number of contact lessons and local projects.

Path studies in English are available at the Faculty of Business, the Faculty of Social and Health Care and the Faculty of Technology. All faculties offer path studies in Finnish.

All Bachelor-level path studies are worth 60 ECTS credits. There are no restrictions regarding age or prior education in Bachelor-level open studies.

Master-level path studies are worth 10 ECTS credits (Faculty of Technology) or 15 ECTS credits (Faculty of Business). You are required to have at least a Bachelor’s degree if you wish to take Master-level path studies.

The studies are subject to a course fee of €15 per ECTS credit, or, alternatively, an annual fee of €400. The studies are free of charge for young people under the age of 25 who attend high school or vocational school in Finland.

These guidelines are applicable only to people living in Finland. If you are living abroad and interested in studying at Lahti University of Applied Sciences (LAMK), please contact our Admissions Office admissions@lamk.fi.

The path studies concept is used to refer to a set of open studies completed at a Finnish open UAS in a goal-oriented manner. The path studies usually include first-year studies of a degree programme. At Bachelor level, the path studies are worth 60 ECTS credits, and at Master level they are worth 10-15 ECTS credits, depending on the programme.

Path studies could be for you if your aim is to apply for a LAMK degree programme in the future or develop your professional knowledge.

After completing the path studies, you can apply for a LAMK degree programme by separate application. If you are admitted as a degree student, the open studies which you have completed will be credited, subject to approval, towards your degree at Lahti University of Applied Sciences. You can also apply via joint application. In that case, the same princi-ples of accreditation apply.

LAMK offers both Finnish and English Bachelor-level and Master-level path studies.

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Study skills and other

requirements

Open UAS students are required to have university level study skills, including essay writing and information retrieval skills as well as sufficient language skills. Before enrolling for path studies, you should consider if you have these skills.

Also, please note that some courses may require prior studies or skills; these are specified in the course details.

You are required to have at least a Bach-elor-level degree if you wish to enroll in Master-level path studies.

Student fees and invoicing

The course fee is €15 per credit, i.e. the total fee depends on the total number of credits of the course.

Alternatively, students can choose to pay an annual fee of €400, which entitles the student to take an unlimited number of open study courses per year. The annual fee option is recommended if you are planning to take more than 26 credits’ worth of courses per year.

The studies are free of charge for young people under the age of 25 who attend high school or vocational school in Finland.

Being a path student at

LAMK Open UAS

After paying the annual fee, you are entitled to enroll in

• Open studies organized by any LAMK faculty

• Open studies organized by our partner universities of applied sciences, Laurea Open UAS or HAMK Open UAS. Check the terms of enrolment and study prac-tices on each of our partners’ website and be prepared to present the receipt of your annual fee payment when enrolling.

Please note that the annual fee is non-refundable.

Other fees include possible course-spe-cific costs for materials, supplies and excursions.

Student fees are invoiced at the beginning of the course. The payment term is 14 days. It is important that you pay your fees on time in order to avoid unnecessary disruption to your studies.

After successfully completing your studies you will get a transcript of your Open Studies. The first transcript is issued free of charge. The fee for a new transcript or an additional certificate is €15 each. VAT 0% (all prices).

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Part-time studying

Open UAS studies are always considered part-time, which means that a path stu-dent is not entitled to receive any study benefits such as student allowance or discounts on train or bus tickets.

Open UAS students usually pay for the studies themselves. If the aim of your studies is to develop your professional knowledge, there might be a possibility to negotiate the payment with your employer.

Unemployment and studying

If you are unemployed, your right to receive unemployment benefit depends on whether the Unemployment (TE) Office considers your studies to be full-time or part-time.

Part-time studying doesn’t usually affect your entitlement to unemployment benefit if you are seeking a full-time job and available to take employment. In the Unemployment Security Act, studying less than 5 ECTS credits per month or 25 hours per week is defined as part-time.

It is possible with certain preconditions to take full-time independent studies without losing the unemployment benefit. In the Unemployment Security Act, studying on average at least 5 ECTS credits per month or 25 hours per week is defined as full-time. Before the beginning of studies, the TE office determines whether the preconditions for the person’s educational needs and for supporting a jobseeker’s independent studies are met.

You may receive unemployment benefit during your full-time studies if

• you have registered with the TE Office as a jobseeker and your application is active

• you are aged 25 or over

• the TE Office determines that you need education or training and the studies will improve your vocational skills and your chances in the job market.

The decisions concerning the unemploy-ment benefit are always taken by the local TE Office.

If your objective is to complete the path studies or another extensive study module at Open UAS, you should always negotiate beforehand with your employment officer to determine whether it is possible without losing your unemployment benefit. This way you will avoid possible claims for recovery.

Orientation events for path

students

There are joint orientation events for new Bachelor-level and Master-level path students held in the beginning of Septem-ber. You will get detailed information about the date and program of the event from the Open UAS contact person of your faculty or from our website.

Study guidance

As a path student, you are entitled to receive study guidance. It is advisable to make a personal study plan with your Open UAS contact person. You can discuss your objectives and personal circumstances in one-to-one guidance sessions. A study plan is also needed by students who are customers of the TE Office.

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Study guidance needs Who to contact

Personal study guidance Open UAS contact person

Tutor

Course teacher Study advisor Practical issues (enrolling, user ids,

certificates etc.)

Open UAS contact person

Issues concerning the course Course teacher

Problems with IT systems Open UAS contact person

Student information systems

and tools at LAMK

There are many systems and tools which degree students and path students need on a regular basis during their studies. Acquaint yourself with the tools at http:// www.lamk.fi/english/degree-students/ desk/tools/. You will be given orientation regarding the use of our systems at the beginning of your studies.

Open UAS student card

With the Open UAS student card you will get

• services of LAMK Sports at LAMK student prices

• lunch at all Koo-kuppila cafeterias and the Fellmannia restaurant at tax-free prices.

Contact your Open UAS contact person in order to get the card. You will need to provide a photograph.

Academic Library

All Academic Library services are avail-able to path students. There is a vast selection of national and international digital contents as well as literature and magazines from different fields. Acquaint yourself with the Academic Library ser-vices at http://www.lamk.fi/english/ degree-students/academic-library

Insurance

Both degree students and Open UAS students are covered by the student insurance plan.

LAMK Sports

LAMK Sports provides high quality, versatile and affordable sports services for LAMK and Lahti University Campus students and staff. Instruction is mainly in Finnish, but everyone is welcome. Some classes are offered in English. Read more at http://www.lamk.fi/english/ degree-students/sports

When paying the seasonal fee, you will need to show your Open UAS student card to get the lowest student price.

SummerCampus

LAMK SummerCampus consists of LAMK summer studies, FUAS summer studies, Summer School and Open Studies. The SummerCampus studies are available between May and August.

In addition to courses organized by Open UAS, path students are entitled to enroll in any summer studies provided by LAMK or our FUAS partners HAMK and Laurea UAS, keeping in mind there may be prerequi-sites for some courses.

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Student records

Studies completed at Open UAS are regis-tered in the LAMK student database.

If you are admitted as a degree student, your open studies will be credited (subject to approval) towards your degree at Lahti University of Applied Sciences.

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Planning and executing your studies in

your own pace is easy and possible even

during the challenging situations in life.

Our second child was born four months

after we started our studies but neither

of us had to interrupt them. We went to

classes in turns and did a lot of studying

at home. We want to give a big thanks

to the teachers for understanding our

situation and being flexible with our

attendance.”

– Elina & Juha Pessa

After Elina and Juha Pessa completed 60 credits worth of

Social and Health Care studies in the Open Studies, they

applied to become degree students. The couple started

their studies in Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Social

Services in autumn 2015 and have great memories from

the Open Studies.

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Places in open UAS path studies are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Please note that the registration is binding.

Path studies start in September and/ or in January, depending on the degree programme.

Path student intake takes place • in the beginning of August (for path

studies starting in September) and • in November (for path studies starting in

January)

Please check detailed information of our enrollment periods on our website www.lamk.fi/english/open-studies. Students enrol using the electronic form. When enrollment for the path studies or an individual course is available, an active “Sign up” link will be visible on the description page of the course. The link directs you to the enrollment form. Please provide your Finnish social security number for the purpose of billing and student database. The enrollment form is encrypted and secure. Please make sure your contact information is correct before confirming your enrollment.

Enrolling for path studies

After the enrollment period

The “Sign up” link will automatically disappear after the enrollment period is over. After the last enrollment day, you can contact us by e-mail at avoinamk@lamk.fi to enquire about places available.

If you are accepted as a path student, you will get a confirmation e-mail with detailed information about your studies. If you are not accepted, you will get an e-mail stating that you are on a reserve list. If there are any openings later on, applicants on the reserve list will be notified.

If you don’t receive an e-mail after the enrollment period is over, please contact the faculty organizing the studies in question.

Terms of cancellation

All cancellations must be made in writing by e-mail according to the following terms:

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Cancellation at least 14 days before the start of the course

No fee will be charged.

Cancellation 14 days – 48 hours before the start of the course

50 % of the fee will be charged.

Cancellation up to 48 hours before the start of the course

Full fee will be charged.

Enrollment is not canceled and the participant does not show in class.

Full fee will be charged.

The participant interrupts his/her studies. Full fee will be charged.

The annual fee is non-refundable. Please note that a path student who has paid the annual fee is also obliged to can-cel if he/she is not able to participate in an individual course. That way we are able to offer the opening to another applicant.

We reserve the right to make changes regarding course schedules, teachers or locations, or cancel the course due to low number of participants.

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Open UAS path studies offer an alternative way to a degree programme. After com-pleting path studies at Open UAS, you can apply for a degree programme by separate application. Open studies completed at any Finnish Open UAS are eligible, but prior degree studies are not.

If you are admitted as a degree student, your open studies will be credited (subject to approval) towards your degree at Lahti University of Applied Sciences.

We can’t guarantee direct access to a degree programme, because the suitability of applicants is assessed in an interview or entrance exam, depending on the degree programme. However, a high number of completed open studies is considered as an indication that the applicant is motivated and eager to study in the degree programme in question.

From Open UAS

to a Degree Programme

You can also apply via joint application. In that case, the same principles of accredi-tation apply.

Both separate applications and the joint application are submitted via the national studyinfo.fi portal.

The separate LAMK Open UAS application gives you an option to apply for both Finnish and English Bachelor-level and Master-level degree programmes. The separate application period is ongoing, i.e. you can submit the application as soon as you have completed the required amount of open studies.

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Degree Programme

If the average grade of the path studies is 3 (on scale 1 – 5). BU=Faculty of Business

SHcare=Faculty of Social and Health Care TECH=Faculty of Technology

Bachelor-level path

studies

• 60 ECTS credits

• all Faculties

Bachelor-level

Master School

Separate application,

continuous

• Minimum of 60 ECTS credits in

Open UAS completed

All eligible applicants will be

invited either to an interview

*

(BU, TECH) or to the next

entrance exam (SHcare)

No restrictions regarding prior

education

Master-level path

studies

Extents:

Separate application,

continuous

• Minimum of 10 – 15 ECTS credits

in Open UAS completed

All eligible applicants will be

invited to an interview

*

Required: Previous Bachelor-level

degree or equivalent

15 ECTS credits BU

10 ECTS credits TECH

Attention! When applying for a Degree Programme, minimum of three years work experience in the field of one’s degree is required.

*

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After completing Bachelor-level path stud-ies (60 ECTS credits minimum) you can apply for the degree programme in ques-tion by separate applicaques-tion. In this case, you are not required to meet the eligibility criteria specified in the Polytechnics Act. Attach a copy of the official transcript of your Open Studies to your application.

Student admission

procedures

F A C U L T Y O F S O C I A L A N D H E A L T H

C A R E

The suitability of each applicant is assessed in an entrance exam. Entrance exams are held once a year. Check the dates of the entrance exams at http:// www.lamk.fi/english/future-students/ entrance-examination

In order to promote patient and client safety as well as the safety of minors, student admissions are subject to certain restrictions. Admission to the degree programmes of the Faculty of Social and Health Care requires that the applicant’s state of health and functional capacity are such that he or she is able to complete practical tasks and training related to studies.

Previous cancellation of the right to study may be grounds for denial of admission, and applicants must inform the higher education institution of such decisions at the application stage.

Separate application for

Bachelor-level degree

programmes

F A C U L T Y O F B U S I N E S S A N D

F A C U L T Y O F T E C H N O L O G Y

Applicants’ suitability is assessed in an interview. You will be invited to an interview if the average grade of your path studies is 3 or higher (on a scale of 1-5). A person who has earned at least 120 ECTS credits at Open UAS in the field of the degree programme in question can be admitted as a degree student directly.

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After completing Master-level path studies (10-15 ECTS credits minimum) you can apply for the degree programme in ques-tion by separate applicaques-tion.

When applying, you are required to have completed Open Studies as follows: • Faculty of Technology, 10 ECTS credits

minimum

• Faculty of Business, 15 ECTS credits minimum

In addition to the required Open Studies, Master’s degree programme applicants are required to have at least a Bachelor-level degree in the field in question as well as a minimum of three years work experience in the same field. In addition, the average grade of your path studies should be 3 or higher (on a scale of 1-5)

Attach the following documents to your application:

• a copy of the official transcript of your Open Studies

• a copy of your education diplomas • certificates to prove the required 3

years of work experience.

Student admission

procedures

If the above criteria are met, the applicant is invited to an interview to assess his/ her motivation and proposed topic of the Master’s thesis.

We reserve the right to changes.

Separate application

for Master-level degree

programmes

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At the first entrance exam I was still

quite new to everything, but during the

one year in Open UAS I got a good idea

what graphic design and studying at the

Institute of Design are. I got to work on

those areas that I needed help with and

got feedback from the professionals.

The whole year was an efficient training

for the entrance exam.”

– Valtteri Kuusisto

Valtteri Kuusisto studies Graphic Design at the Lahti UAS’

Institute of Design. He completed 47 credits in the Open

UAS before starting his studies as a degree student.

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G E N E R A L I N F O O N O P E N S T U D I E S

Ms Päivi Kuosmanen Tel. +358 44 708 1754 avoinamk@lamk.fi

F A C U L T Y O F B U S I N E S S

Ms Susanna Linko

(Bachelor-level path studies) Tel. +358 44 708 0775

Ms Siru Kilpilampi (Master-level path studies) Tel. +358 44 708 0207 avoinltl@lamk.fi

F A C U L T Y O F S O C I A L A N D

H E A L T H C A R E

Ms Päivi Snåre Tel. +358 44 708 0365 avoinstl@lamk.fi

F A C U L T Y O F T E C H N O L O G Y

Ms Riitta-Liisa Hakkarainen (Bachelor-level path studies) Tel. +358 44 708 1824

Ms Eeva Aarrevaara (Master-level path studies) Tel. +358 50 403 6822 avointl@lamk.fi

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Bachelor’s Degree

A Finnish UAS Bachelor’s degree consists of 210, 240 or 270 ECTS credits and the duration is 3.5 -4.5 years of full-time study. UAS Bachelor’s degrees include basic studies, professional studies, elective studies, practical training and a final thesis (Bachelor’s thesis).

Faculties

There are four faculties at LAMK: Faculty of Business Studies, Faculty of Technol-ogy, Faculty of Social and Health Care and Institute of Design. The first three of these also offer English-language degree programmes.

Master’s Degree

Universities of applied sciences offer a number of UAS Master’s degrees – these are mainly targeted at those already in work. The UAS Master’s degree is equiva-lent to a university Master’s degree in the labour market. Individuals who already have a Bachelor’s Degree or other higher education degree and a minimum of three years of work experience are eligible to apply.

Open UAS

Open UAS offers Bachelor and Mas-ter-level courses to anyone living in Finland and wanting to explore a new field of study or to update their professional knowledge or skills. There are no restric-tions regarding age or prior education in Bachelor-level open studies. However, you are required to have at least a Bach-elor-level degree if you wish to attend Master-level courses. Entire degrees cannot be completed at the Open UAS. The Open UAS courses are subject to a small charge.

Terminology

Open UAS path

The Open UAS path studies offer an alternative path to a degree programme. After completing the path studies, you can apply for the degree programme in ques-tion by separate applicaques-tion. The separate application period is ongoing. Applicants’ suitability is assessed in an interview or entrance exam depending on the degree programme.

Path studies

The path studies concept is used to refer to a set of open studies completed at a Finnish open UAS in a goal-oriented manner. The path studies usually include first-year studies of a degree programme. At Bachelor-level, the path studies are worth 60 ECTS credits, and at Master-level they are worth 10-15 ECTS credits depend-ing on the programme.

Studyinfo.fi

Both the joint application and separate applications are submitted via the national studyinfo.fi portal. Studyinfo.fi is the official and up-to-date website with all the information about study programmes leading to a degree in Finland. It is main-tained by the Finnish National Board of Education.

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