Open Path Studies, Novia Open UAS

Heading for a Bachelor´s degree? Still not registered as a degree student? Open Path Studies offers you a start to your degree studies! Open path studies at Novia are designed for first year students, and gives you an opportunity to study up to 60 credits in one year.

As an open path student at Bachelor´s level you apply as an open student to a degree programme of your interest that offers path studies. As an open path student you will follow the same curriculum as the degree students, and you will participate in regular education together with the degree students.

If there are courses that can not be offered to open path students, you will be able to complete your 60 credits with other courses.

Path Studies 2018-2019 in English

Open Path Studies, Bachelor of Health Care, Vasa


You can apply between 1.7 and 15.8. 2018
Novia reserve the right to limit the number of open path students.

Important information

Remember that open path studies are full time studies, however open studies do not entitle you to any social benefits.

When you have completed 60 credits through the Open UAS, as an open path student, you can apply to become a regular degree student. Please note, the separate application, for students who have completed 60 credits, is not organised every term. Please, also note, that there may be aptitude tests and health requirements in the field you are aiming for. There might also be other requirements to become a degree student.

For more information, please, read about OpenUAS studies in general here.


The cost for Open Path studies is 150 euro per semester or 300 euro per academic year. (2017-2018)