Study Opportunities for Students Coming from Ukraine

Yksitoista iloista piirrettyä hahmoa on sulloutunut sateelta suojaan saman sateenvarjon alle.

In response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the war in Ukraine, Humak offers Ukrainian refugees the opportunity to study at Humak Open University of Applied Sciences (Open UAS) for free. Ukrainian degree students who have arrived in Finland are also given the opportunity to apply for admission to Humak’s bachelor’s degree programme in adventure and outdoor education, with a separate right to study without tuition fees. See the more detailed description below. 

Courses at the Open University of Applied Sciences 

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. The courses are part of our Bachelor’s or Master’s level degree studies. 

Courses for Spring and summer 2023

Online courses in English for Spring and summer 2023 are listed below. Click the course name for schedules and further information about the course. Enrollment form for Ukrainians can be found below.

Bachelor level courses

Coaching-based approach 5 ECTS  (registration open until 22.5.2023)

Community Educators as Adventure Education Experts 5 ECTS, SPRING (registration open until 3.1.2023)

Community Educators as Adventure Education Experts 5 ECTS, SUMMER (registration open until 22.5.2023)

Participatory pedagogy 5 ECTS  (registration open until 24.2.2023)

Suomea suomeksi edistyneille 5 op  (registration open until 22.5.2023)

Virtual Event Management 5 ECTS  (registration open until 22.5.2023)

Multimodal Interaction in Professional Contexts 3 ECTS (registration open until 22.5.2023)

Master level courses

Experiential learning and society 5 ECTS (registration open until 8.1.2023)

Experience design and experiential learning 5 ECTS (registration open until 20.3.2023)

Experiential learning and adventure education in pedagogical development 5 ECTS (registration open until 26.2.2023)

Experiential learning and adventure education 15 ECTS (registration open until 8.1.2023)

COSM 1: Cultural Organisation & Sustainability Management 5 ECTS (registration open until 30.12.2022)

COSM 2: Cultural Entrepreneurship & Sustainability Management 5 ECTS (registration open until 13.2.2023)

COSM 3: Cultural Management and Dimensions of Sustainability: Environmental, Social & Economic 5 ECTS (registration open until 27.3.2023)

Culture, Organisation & Sustainability Management (COSM) 15 ECTS  (registration open until 30.12.2022)

How to register? 

Humak offers the courses free of charge for Ukrainian citizens who have been granted residence permit on the basis of temporary protection. Residence permit card with permit type B (= temporary residence permit) or the decision of temporary protection by the Finnish Immigration Service is required to be eligible for free studies. Submit either a copy of the residence permit card or the decision by the Finnish Immigration Service as an attachment in the enrollment form.  

You can register by filling out this enrollment form.

Once your registration has been processed, you will get instructions via email on how to activate your Humak credentials and how to log in to the Hoodle learning environment. Course specific instructions can be found on Hoodle when the course begins.  

Contact Open UAS student administration for matters regarding registration or certificates:

Separate study right, without tuition fee 

Humak offers separate study rights for maximum 5 students at the degree programme in adventure and outdoor education. The separate study right may be granted to students who have an existing, valid right to study at a Ukrainian university, and whose studies have been discontinued due to the war in Ukraine.  

Decision of the separate right to study will be made on the basis of the applications. While the separate study right entitles students to complete individual study units, students may later apply for degree studies at Humak. 

If you have good command of English (both written and oral), and earlier studies in the fields of youth, community, NGO, social work, education, or leisure and sports studies, you have the sufficient background to apply for the separate study right at this programme.  

Examples of courses offered to students with separate study right, during the academic year 2022-2023 are, 

  • Community education as a profession 5 ECTS
  • Coaching-based approach 5 ECTS
  • Entrepreneurship 5 ECTS
  • Basics of Business Management 5 ECTS
  • Finnish language 1 5ECTS
  • English language and communication 5 ECTS
  • Leadership in adventure education 10 ECTS  

If your background fits the description above, and you are interested in applying for a separate study right at Humak, please contact Team Leader Tero Lämsä, The content of the study path will be designed based on the students’ background.