Enrolment practices for MOOCs vary by course.
In most cases you begin your studies in the online learning environment of the course. The necessary information is available on the course page of each MOOC.
You can participate in a MOOC free of charge. If you want to receive credits for the MOOC that you have completed, you will be asked to pay a fee at the end of the course. Some of the University of Helsinki’s MOOCs are completely free of charge. Information about the course fee is available on the relevant course page.
Further information in Instructions for students: MOOC-courses
See the MOOCs available
The open university courses are free of charge for people who have fled Ukraine because of the war and are receiving temporary protection. The enrolment is free of charge until 4.3.2025. More information:.Open university courses free of charge for those fleeing from Ukraine due the war and granted temporary protection
Some open university courses are freely available to all or specific groups of students.
Enrolment for open university studies is always binding. In principle, once paid fees will not be refunded.
If you are unable to begin your studies due to illness, contact us without delay: email@example.com. We will refund within approximately one month any amount of a course fee that exceeds 75 euros. A doctor’s or nurse’s certificate is required.
If the University of Helsinki has to cancel the course due to insufficient enrolment or for similar reasons, we will refund 100% of the course fee and credit your account within approximately one month.
Further information: Enrolment and payment terms
Once you have enrolled, you can move on to the Instructions for Students, available in the University's Studies Service. From the service, you will find all the instructions you need during your studies. Start, for example, with these: