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By selecting a degree programme you are able to see the general content as well as the possible degree programme-specific content. You do not have to select a degree programme to see the Open University's instructions.
Search for degree programme
When you search for a degree programme by name or by part of the name the options in the list of degree programmes below the search field is narrowed down. After this you have to choose the degree programme from the list.
Master's and Licentiate's Programmes
Specialist training programmes
Instructions for students include all the information and instructions needed in your studies.
Instructions for different stages of studies all in one place.
Instructions for activating and using a University of Helsinki user account.
Information on the digital services available for Open University students
How to log in to the course's Moodle and other information concerning the learning environment Moodle
Instructions on how to study at a massive open online course (MOOC)
Information on how to get support during the studies or in examinations.
Information on how to continue or use your previous studies at the Open University
Information on how to get the books and other learning materials needed during the studying
Personal and contact details, student number, completed studies and other personal information related to your studies.
Information on Open University teaching and services under the exceptional circumstances caused by the coronavirus. Updated on 15 August 2022.
Student advice and services for Open University students.