The Open University - open to everyone. The Open University offers studies that are available to everyone regardless of age, educational aims or previous schooling.
You can study university studies from different fields at the Open University. Most of the studies offered are basic-level studies taught in Finnish. Only a few courses are taught in English. In order to complete the courses you must already have a good command of Finnish/English.
Students at the Open University have different goals: qualifications needed at the labour market, upgrading previous education or self-development. Studying at the Open University also provides one with an idea of the nature of university studies and helps one to prepare for academic degree studies.
Open University studies are arranged in cooperation with the faculties of the university. Their learning requirements correspond to those of degree studies. Open universities cannot award degrees, but credits are transferable and can be incorporated into university degrees.