Open University gift cards for new alumni

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Learning does not stop at graduation. The Helsinki Alumni community offers a range of opportunities to develop your skills or find inspiration in new knowledge.

As a gift, those joining the Helsinki Alumni community between 13 January and 31 March 2020 will receive the opportunity to complete an Open University course of their choosing free of charge.

Join the alumni community here.

After registering as an alumnus or alumna, you will receive a thank you message with a code to redeem for the course. The code is valid until the end of 2020. If you wish, you can also register for courses held in spring 2021, as long as you register by 31 December 2020.

The code is personal and cannot be shared with others. Registration is completed through the study programme by filling out the registration form and accepting the relevant terms. A field where the gift card code can be entered will be displayed on the payment page.

Do you have any questions? Please contact us at alumni(at)

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The University of Helsinki Open University provides everyone with the opportunity to complete flexible university-level studies based on educational methods that support learning. In their studies, students will benefit from each other’s diverse backgrounds and experiences. The Open University designs the studies so that students can complete them while working. Many courses can also be completed online as distance studies.

You are free to choose the course you wish to take. Browse the Open University courses here.

Open education and op­por­tun­it­ies in lifelong learn­ing

In addition to studies leading to a degree, the University of Helsinki offers a wide range of education available to all and opportunities for independent learning. By utilising our diverse offerings, you can further your education, advance your professional skills or simply study things of interest to you. Opportunities in lifelong learning are available in the form of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, Open University courses and continuing education, as well as in a number of open science events held at Think Corner and the University's campuses.

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