Registration and fees


Please read the instructions below carefully before registration.

New student

If you are a new Open University customer, create an username and a password before you proceed to payment. 

Please note: When you start the registration and payment process, you must proceed to the end of it all at once. If for some reason you have to interrupt the registration process, you need to continue the process by logging in with your username and password by using Returning students link.

Returning student

If you are a returning customer, login with your username and password and then proceed to payment. If you have forgotten your password, please reset the password of your user account at University of Jyväskylä.

Moodle login

The Open University uses Moodle as a learning platform. After you have registered, you can sign in Moodle.

If you encounter any problems with Moodle login:

  • Please contact by email
  • Please write first to the subject field JYUOpen and then the description of the problem. For example: JYUOpen: cannot access Moodle.
  • If possible, please include screenshot of your problem to your message. Screenshot helps our Moodle-support to find out what your problem is.

By registering, you agree to follow the Open University's regulations. Please see also our privacy notice.

Fees & Payment

The study/registration fee is 15 euros per 1 ECTS. When you register through the online form you will be guided through an online payment process.

The registration does not include possible payments for the social programme or payments for accommodation and travelling.

Payment options:

  • Credit Card
  • PayPal

The fees at the Open University are substantially lower than the full cost of teaching, because the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture provides financial support for open university instruction.

Course fees: 15 euros / 1 ECTS

If you are coming from abroad, please consider the travelling and accommodation costs before registration. The Open University will not provide accommodation or arrange travelling to or from Jyväskylä. You can find practical information from Visit Jyväskylä web site that will help you to arrange your travelling.

Cancellation policy

Once you have registered and paid the fee the registration is binding.

As you confirm your registration, you will accept the terms of cancellation concerning registration to studies in the Open University of the University of Jyväskylä.

Terms of cancelling registration to the studies in the Open University of JYU

You can cancel your registration within 14 days of your registration date. To cancel your registration, send a message through HelpJYU service portal.

  • The study fee will be refunded only if the organiser cancels the course.
  • If the student has prior to his/her cancellation paid the study fee or part of it, 50 Euros will be held as a cancellation fee and the remaining study fee will be refunded. 
  • If the student cancels his/her registration for a single course, his/her study right will be cancelled and he/she will be charged the study fee or a maximum of 50 Euros as a cancellation fee.

Registration to studies cannot be cancelled after

  • 14 days from the registration date or
  • If a student has already participated in the class or completed studies during current study right.

If a student is unable to study due to some medical or health-related reason and wants to cancel his/her registration after 14 days from the registration date, the student must submit a written appeal to the Open University Student Services. The student must attach a medical certificate which details the medical or health-related reasons preventing the student from studying. The appeal should also include the students banking information for possible refund.

The Open University withholds the right to cancel the course if the minimum student limit is not reached by the end of registration period. If the Open University has to cancel a course because of a too few registered students, the paid study fee will be refunded in full.