Open University of the University of Jyväskylä

Study in English

You can currently choose courses in English from three different subjects. In addition you can complete Finnish language studies. Studies at the Open University may consist of separate courses or whole study programmes. All of the subjects and courses available in English are studied through distance learning. You can study conveniently from wherever you are without an obligation to travel anywhere!

Registration and fees

You can start studying the courses taught in English flexibly throughout the academic year and also according to your own schedule, regardless of time and place. Open University teaching corresponds to university teaching in quality and standard.

Language requirements

Open University teaching corresponds to university teaching in quality and standard. Therefore, all students entering the Open University’s study programmes taught in English should have a good knowledge of the language. You must also be able to read and write academic texts. Read more


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Study instructions

The following pages briefly outline the Open University’s instructions for students. After registration, you will receive an extensive guide to studying at the Open University.

Study highlights

Hanna-Maari Latvala is one of Finland’s all-time best sprinters. Achieving her goals and success has required an enormous amount of work. Alongside her athletics career, Hanna-Maari has diligently completed studies at the University of Jyväskylä and graduated with a master’s degree in sport sciences in 2013. After graduation she needed some breathing space, but decided in summer 2015 to continue her studies at the Open University of the University of Jyväskylä, where she registered for the intermediate studies in psychology. Read the whole story.