25.06.2018

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. 

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

Paid fees will not be refunded.

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.

Registration

When thinking about starting your studies, you can send an inquiry to the contact person of the subject in question. He or she will help you to make a good start with your studies.

Finnish language courses are offered as contact teaching.

For every subject there is a different registration form which you can find from the subject web page. 

Registration for Finnish language courses

If you have a Finnish social security number/personal identity code

  1. Register as a student in the Korppi study data system (if you have not registered before), and write down your username and password Korppi gives you during the registration process.
  2.  Register to the course of your choice.
  3.  Confirm your registration by paying your study fee right away in an online bank service or by confirming the billing in which case the invoice will be sent to your e-mail address.

Please note that at the moment the invoicing is only in Finnish.

If you don't have a Finnish social security number/personal identity code

  1. Contact the Finnish language studies contact person by e-mail to express your wish to join the Suomi 1 or Suomi 2 course. You will then receive a registration form.
  2. Fill in the registration form carefully and return it as an e-mail attachment to the contact person or by mail with her/his name to the following address: University of Jyväskylä, Open University, PL 35, 40014 University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
  3. Include "Registration / name of the subject" in the subject field of the e-mail, for example, "Registration / Suomi 1"
  4. By returning the filled registration form you commit to paying the study fee of the course. You will receive an invoice of the study fee by mail. The fee is invoiced as a total sum. Study fees can be paid only in euro currency.
  5. On Suomi 1 and Suomi 2 courses you will get more information of the studies from the teacher at the first meeting. Check the timetable and the info on classroom in Korppi, and please make sure you have access to the book used on the course.

Payment

The study/registration fee is 15euros/ 1 ECTS. When you register through the online form you will be guided through an online payment process. The payment options are Credit Card, PayPal or electronic bank transfer from a bank based in Finland.

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).