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Path studi​es

The path studies concept is used to refer to a set of open studies completed at a Finnish open UAS in a goal-oriented manner. The path studies usually include first-year studies of a degree programme.

At bachelor-level, the path studies are worth 60 ECTS credits, and at master-level they are worth 10-15 ECTS credits, depending on the programme.

Path studies could be for you if your aim is to apply for a LAMK degree programme in the future or develop your professional knowledge.

Separate application

After completing the path studies, you can apply for a LAMK degree programme by separate application at If you are admitted as a degree student, the open studies which you have completed will be credited, subject to approval, towards your degree at Lahti University of Applied Sciences. You can also apply via joint application. In that case, the same principles of accreditation apply.

LAMK offers both Finnish and English bachelor-level and master-level path studies.​​​​​​

Please note that as of August 1st 2017 tuition fees apply to new degree students from non-EU/EEA countries. Even though you would have a history of studying as an Open UAS path student before August 1st 2017, you are nevertheless considered a new degree student if you start your degree studies in the autumn of 2017. For more information please visit the tuition fee pages.​
Tuit​​ion fees and scholarships​​​