Open University studies are part-time and that is why Open UAS students are not eligible for state student financial aid (study grant and loans) or for the social benefits (eg. student health services, student discounts) or meal subsidy.
You can find more information about adult education at http://www.koulutusrahasto.fi/en/education-fund
Unemployed students should find out in advance from their local Employment and Economic Development Centre if Open UAS studies will effect their unemployment compensation. The right to unemployment allowance is generally determined by whether the studies are full-time or part-time. Part-time study is not usually an obstacle to obtaining the unemployment allowance. The Unemployment Security Act defines part-time studies as less than an average of 25 hours per week or 5 credits each month. Unemployment allowance matters can be resolved at the local Employment and Economic Development Centre.
Open University students can under certain conditions study as full-time students without losing their unemployment beneﬁt.
Academic year begins in August and ends in July. The academic year is divided into five periods. Periods 1 - 2 takes place in Autumn term, periods 3 - 4 in Spring term and period 5 in Summer.
Contact teaching means studying arranged in a defined location and at defined time. Students participate in lectures, training groups or other tasks given by teachers.
Course ID / Implementation number is required for the enrolment in a course in Mynet. The code can be, for example, LEA1HO001-2. The first part of the symbol defines the course content and the second part refers to the implementation.
Condition of terms means that the course participation required prior knowledge. Conditions of terms are described in the course descriptions.
HELGA is Haaga-Helia's Student Union to which degree students belong.
HOPS or ISP refers to the student's personal study plan. HOPS is the student's own plan of what courses he/she intends to take.
Intensive course is a course which is held on the intensive week. Intensive course takes place at the beginning of a period, the end of the period or between periods. Studying on intensive weeks means completing the studies during that week with contact teaching from Mondays to Fridays at 8.00-16.00 o´clock or from Mondays to Thursdays at 17.40-20.30. In some cases, the course can continue in the next period, for example when student needs time for project work.
Implementation is the group of the course. There are many implementations for a course during the semester.
ECTS credit corresponds to 27 hours of studying. Course scopes are expressed in credits.
Transcript of records will show all the completed courses and their grades. You can request a transcript of records from the Student Affairs Office at the end of your studies, if necessary. in Mynet, you can see the completed studies in your ISP.
Open Path students are students who want to earn a minimum of 60 credits at Bachelor level or 30 credits at Master level in the Open University of Applied Sciences.
Period consists of eight weeks, when the classroom teaching is organized. Period also includes the preceding and following intensive weeks and holidays.
The online course is an entirely electronic course. Studying takes place in the learning environment Moodle.
Mynet is the student Extranet. It allows you for example to enroll in courses, check your enrolment situation and grades, update your contact information and provide feedback on the course.