Study requirements

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 in English.
  • 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.