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.

The second registration period for Autumn 2021 has begun 4 October 2021. Please check exact registration dates in the course description.

Spring 2022 course offerings will be published in October.

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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Information on coronavirus

Information on the effects of coronavirus and COVID-19 on activities at Aalto University.

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Open University course list
How to study at the Open University in brief
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Open University News

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Open University Autumn 2021 registrations begin 17 and 18 August 2021

Autumn 2021 registrations are about to begin! When filling in the registration form pay attention that you fill in all the required fields in order to make a successful course registration.
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Open University student: Aalto University student information system will change in August 2021

Sisu will replace WebOodi in August 2021. Read what is good to know about the system change if you are an Open University student.
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Open University courses for summer 2021 have now been published

See the course selection and find intresting courses in business, technology, art and languages.

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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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Open University route to a Degree in Economics and Business Administration

Open University route in English for Aalto University School of Business, Mikkeli Campus is not available from 2021 on.

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FITech Network University

Study ICT courses for free alongside work. A large selection of courses is available both at beginner level and for experienced ICT professionals.

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Other Aalto University online courses and self-study packages

Other Aalto University online courses and self-study packages

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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 (open online)

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

Welcome to Aalto 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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Individual study arrangements at the Open University

Open University students are entitled to receive reasonable, individual study arrangements.

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Frequently asked questions

Could you find your answer here?

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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

Get to know our course selection

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Study related news at Aalto University

Miten talous toimii? -verkkokurssi (MOOC)
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Finns to become the best people with regard to the economy – a new open online course on economic fundamentals supports the achievement of this goal

Miten talous toimii? (‘How does the economy work?’) is the first extensive Finnish MOOC on the impacts of the economy on our lives.
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We can transform the fashion industry by renting

Marketing Master’s student Katariina Järvinen’s company Clozeta combines two megatrends: second-hand and sharing economy.
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Open online course Finland Works alumnus: ‘The course is a great way to show initiative for future employers’

Matthew Clarkson wanted to learn more about working life in Finland through the open online course Finland Works.
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School of Business alumni story: Kati Ovaska

I would argue that there is no better start to your career than being an associate in audit practice says Kati Ovaska who has had multiple work opportunities within the company after graduation. EY encourages people to take the steering wheel of their career: 'Your career, it’s yours to build'.
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