16.04.2019

Registration and fees

Open University teaching corresponds to university teaching in quality and standard. Therefore, there are some basic requirements for students’ capabilities:

  • You must be able to read and write academic texts.
  • Computer skills and access to the Internet are also needed when studying through distance learning.

Studying at the Open University is considered to be a part-time activity. It is generally not possible to receive state study grants for these studies. No student discounts are granted either to Open University students. Open university courses do not entitle students to a residence permit.

Please note that you cannot get a diploma or complete a degree at the Open University. If you intend to include Open University courses in your university studies elsewhere, please contact your own university’s student advisors beforehand.

According to the Degree Regulations of the University of Jyväskylä, each student is obliged to become familiar with, and adhere to, the practical instructions related to studies. 


Registration and Payment

If you are a new Open University customer, your registration process includes creating an username and a password before you proceed to payment.

If you are a returning customer, you need to 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.

If you encounter any problems with Moodle login:

  • please contact Moodle-support@jyu.fi 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 screen capture of your problem. Screen capture helps our Moodle-support to find out what your problem is.

By registering, you agree to follow the Open University's regulations.

How is your personal data processed and what is the basis for processing it? What rights do you have when you are registered? Please see our privacy notice.


Fees

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.

Courses: 15 euros / 1 ECTS

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

Those coming from abroad should 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 that will help you to arrange your travelling.


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.

Payment options:

  • Credit Card
  • PayPal

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

Those coming from abroad should 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 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 the University of Jyväskylä

You can cancel your registration within 14 days of your registration date. To cancel your registration, send an e-mail to Open University Student Services.

  • 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.


Study time limit

After paying a study fee, you have a right to study the chosen single courses for 150 days. On Finnish language courses the study time depends on the timetable of the course.

Please remember to keep track of your study time limit. The assignments must be handed in on the last day of your study time limit at the latest.

If you want to continue your studies after your right to study has expired, you can enroll on courses that you still need to complete and pay the required study fees (15 Euros / 1 ECTS credits).

Proceed to registration: