OODI studies


OODI studies are aimed at persons who have been granted temporary protection in Finland.

The OODI project is a training program funded with a special grant from the Ministry of Education and Culture.  

The training is provided by five Finnish universities of applied sciences: Haaga-Helia, HAMK, Laurea, Metropolia, and Xamk. The courses are primarily online, which means little to no scheduling conflicts or commuting. The studies are conducted predominantly in English, so participants without Finnish language skills are welcome.

The studies offer learning solutions for various levels, from developing common digital literacy skills to demanding professional skills in the ICT industry or marketing. Language studies and career guidance are integrated into the studies to support participants' progress in their studies and their career development. The goal is to offer new competences, which are in high demand globally.   

OODI course topics

OODI studies in Haaga-Helia

Haaga-Helia's OODI courses will be implemented between 27 February and 19 May 2023. You can enrol for as many courses from the OODI course selection as you wish.

The scope of the course is announced as study credits (cr). One credit corresponds to 27 hours of work, so for example, a 5 cr course that is implemented during 8 weeks requires 15 hours of work weekly. Learning is based on skills, so the time spent on studying depends on the starting level and study skills of the student.

The Keys to Studies and Career course has contact teaching weekly. The other OODI courses are implemented as virtual courses with assignments to be returned each week.

It is possible to study OODI courses while working. However, this will require initiative and time management skills.

Haaga-Helia's course offering

Learn more about OODI courses in other universities of applied sciences:

HAMK / Laurea / Metropolia / Xamk


Enrolment for Haaga-Helia's OODI courses in spring 2023 has ended.

Those who have enrolled will be contacted by Haaga-Helia's representative to ensure suitability to the studies and will receive more information about the studies and studying in Haaga-Helia in early February.

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