Open University studies

Take advantage of the Open University’s high-quality instruction in music, fine arts, theatre and dance at the University of the Arts Helsinki.

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About the studies

The Open University provides high-quality, research-based university education that corresponds with the degree requirements of the University of the Arts Helsinki (Uniarts Helsinki). Teaching is organised in various forms: some of the studies are arranged by the Open University independently while some are integrated in Uniarts Helsinki’s degree-oriented instruction, and there are also courses arranged in different parts of Finland by Uniarts Helsinki’s partner institutions. Partner institutions include summer universities, adult educations centres and folk high schools, for example.

Open University study fee 15€/credit.


Teachers of the Open University are part of Uniarts Helsinki’s regular teaching staff or other professionals and experts approved by Uniarts Helsinki.


You can register for courses organised by Uniarts Helsinki’s Open University by filling in a course-specific registration form online. The application period for autumn studies is in August, for spring studies in November/December, and for summer studies in April/May. The application period for individual courses may also be scheduled for other times.

Course participants are usually selected based on the order of registration, but specific courses may require a proficiency test, an audition, a letter of motivation or an advance assignment.

You can apply to

Open University studies


Open Campus


English, Finnish, Swedish Read more about language skill requirements

Tuition fee

Course fee €15/credit.

Application period

The course selection for autumn 2022 will be published week 25. Application period begins 4 August 2022 at 9:00 AM and ends 16 August 2022 at 11:59 PM (studies integrated into regular degree-oriented instruction) or 24 August 2022 at 11:59 PM (studies organised by the Open University).