Open University courses free of charge for the citizens of Ukraine

As a citizen of Ukraine you are welcome to open university courses free of charge.

The University of Helsinki condemns the military action by Russia and expresses its support for Ukraine in an exceptional situation. As one form of support the Ukrainian citizens will not be charged for students at open University until the end of summer 2024. 

Open university provides courses from University of Helsinki's many different fields. The courses are available for all.

Please note that you can not complete a university degree at the open university. However, it is possible to include the completed courses in the university degree, if you get the right to study a bachelor's or master's degree later.

If you are a citizen of Ukraine, this is how you can enrol in open university studies: 

  1. Browse the course catalogue of open university.

  2. Send an e-mail to and tell which course you would like to participate. 

  3. You will receive an email with further instructions. 

  4. After the enrolment, please browse the Instructions for students (open university) 

The processing time for emails is three business days. The courses will be filled in the order of the enrolment, and places cannot be reserved over email. Study fees that have already been paid will not be refunded. 

Please note, that some of the open university courses are organized at partner institutions. The study fee of these courses consists of a fee for the open university and a fee for the partner institution. In such cases, the open university fee will not be required from a student who is a citizen of Ukraine, but the partner institution may charge its fee according to its normal payment practices.  

Browse the course catalogue:

More information: 

Non-degree studies for students, whose degree studies have been suspended due the war

If your degree studies have been suspended due to war, you can apply for the right to complete non-degree studies at the University of Helsinki. Further information: Studying opportunities for persons who have arrived to Finland from Ukraine due the war 


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