Aalto University Open University

Aalto University Open University

Open University courses are open to everyone regardless of background or age. Open University offers individual courses in Business, Technology, Languages, and Art and Design. Students are admitted to individual courses in the order of registration.

Autumn 2022 courses are published and registration starts August 8th earliest. Registration times vary. Please always check exact registration dates in the course description. 

The Open University is offering studies without tuition fees for Ukraine citizens. The studies may be taken until 31 July 2023.

Note that teaching methods are subject to changes due to the coronavirus situation! Please also follow the general Aalto University pages for information on the corona situation.

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Quick guide for studying at the Open University
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Open Universities open up study opportunities for Ukrainian citizens

Finnish Open Universities offer free of charge study opportunities for Ukrainian citizens.

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Open University News

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Open university course registration for autumn 2022 courses is starting

The first registration period starts 8th of August.
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Open University: free-of-charge studies for Ukraine citizens

The Open University is offering free-of-charge studies for Ukraine citizens. The studies may be taken until 31 July 2023.
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Wood products Online course starts 3.3.2022

You may follow the course independently whenever it is suitable for you during periods IV-V.
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Logging in to Sisu changes: important information for Open University students

When logging in to Sisu from outside the Aalto network, extra authentication besides the Aalto user ID is required.

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Goals for studying

Studying Finnish language

Aalto University Open University offers Finnish language courses which are equivalent to the Finnish courses taught at Aalto University Language Centre.

Aalto University Open University Finnish course

Who can study at the Open University?

Open University exists for everyone.

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Minor studies

At Aalto Open University you can complete minor studies which make part of a university degree.

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Kauppatieteen väylän opinnoilla tutkinto-opiskelijaksi

Suorittamalla vähintään 60 opintopistettä erikseen määriteltyjä kauppatieteiden perusopintoja, voit hakea tutkinto-opiskelijaksi Aalto-yliopiston kauppakorkeakouluun.

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FITech Network University

Study courses organised by Finnish technical universities free of charge. Courses are aimed at all Finns and permanent residents of Finland.

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Open University studies for upper secondary students

Have you ever wondered about what it would be like to study at Aalto University or in a certain field represented at Aalto?

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Lifewide Learning (external link)

This website is dedicated to Aalto University’s lifewide learning solutions.

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Finland Works

In this course, we will look at how to navigate in Finnish working life and how to find a job. We explore working life in Finland from societal, organisational and individual perspectives. Once you have finished this course, you will have a better understanding of work culture in Finland, what working in a Finnish company is like, how individuals find work-life balance in Finland, how to communicate your skills, and how to look for jobs in Finland.

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Studying at the Open University

How to study at the Open University

Read more about how to study at the Open University.

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Registration, payments and rules

Read our instructions on how to register for Open University courses, and about fees and rules.

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Aalto user ID, student information systems and student communication at the Open University

With your Aalto user ID you can log in to Aalto’s information systems and learning environments, and use the internal services of the university.

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Study places and access control

Welcome to Aalto Campus! Find information how to access study places on the campus.

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Exam instructions at the Open University

Everything you should know about exams at Aalto University Open University

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Results, certificates and transcripts of records

Find out where you can find the results of your Open University courses and exams and how you can order certificates and transcripts of records of your studies at the Open University.

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Multifactor Authentication in Sisu

When logging in to Sisu from outside the Aalto network, extra authentication besides the Aalto user ID is required.

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Individual study arrangements at the Open University

Open University students are entitled to receive reasonable, individual study arrangements due to an impairment restricting his/her ability to study or other health condition.

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Frequently asked questions

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Open University contact details

Click here for contact details for Open University services and personnel.

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Open University course list

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More than 400 young people start engineering studies in the new bachelor's majors of the School of Engineering

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Machine learning course by Aalto University Summer School and Unite! kicks off with 60 students

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