Open University of Applied Sciences

Why Study at Humak Open University of Applied Sciences?

Humak University of Applied Sciences is a national university of applied sciences that operates in the whole of Finland, being the country’s biggest educator in its fields.

We offer degree programmes and courses in the following fields:

  • youth work,
  • organizational work,
  • work community development,
  • adventure and outdoor education,
  • cultural management,
  • interpreting and linguistic accessibility.

Humak has about 2000 degree students and about 160 experts in various positions. Finland’s unique open university of applied sciences system and Humak’s extensive online training make high-quality academic studies available to everyone with affordable costs regardless of students’ background. Thousands of students take advantage of our wide selection of online courses every year.

Open UAS Studies at Humak

Humak’s Open University of Applied Sciences (Open UAS) offers various courses for developing different skills. Open UAS courses are available for everyone, they are well suited for people interested in higher education, people looking to supplement their skill sets or people thinking of a career change. Many of the Open UAS courses can be completed as flexible online studies.

You can attend single courses or larger study modules comprised of multiple courses. The courses are part of our Bachelor’s or Master’s level degree studies. You can also study introductory courses or pathway studies leading up to a degree. Open UAS studies are available for everyone despite previous education or age. A student of the Open University of Applied Sciences receives the right to study limited in time and content.

Open UAS studies

  • Serve as introductory studies to the fields of cultural manager, interpreter and community education.
  • Help develop professional skill sets.
  • Are useful if you’re looking to apply as a Humak degree student, Open UAS studies are eligible to be credited as part of a degree.
  • Course credits may be beneficial during joint application.
  • Courses are suited for people interested in developing their skills, those having a gap year or people interested in our degree programmes.

Read More About Open UAS Studies

Browse Courses and Modules

You can browse our current Open UAS studies by category on the home page.


You can give feedback on the Open University of Applied Sciences ‘registration and studies and with the Open University of Applied Sciences’ feedback form.