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Hooray! We are celebrating our 10-year anniversary in 2023! The celebrations will be themed around the future of arts.

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.

Free studies at the Open University 

Starting in autumn 2023, Uniarts Helsinki’s Open University will be offering courses suitable for students in upper secondary level education. These courses are free of charge for this group. See the course offerings and instructions. 

As a Ukranian citizen, you can study for free at Uniarts Helsinki’s Open University until 31 July 2024. The exemption from the course fee only applies to courses that are arranged by the Open University. Additional information:

Open University study fee 15€/credit.

Fees and cancellation terms for open university studies.


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

Application languages

English, Finnish, Swedish Read more about language skill requirements

Tuition fee

Course fee €15/credit.

Application period

Course selection for autumn 2023 will be published on 20 June 2023 at 3:00 PM. The application period starts 3 August 2023 at 9:00 AM and ends 15 August 2023 at 11:59 PM (studies integrated into regular degree-oriented instruction) or 24 August 2023 at 11:59 PM (studies organised by the Open University).