Path studies

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. We recommend path studies for motivated people whose aim is to apply for a LAB degree programme in the future.

After completing the path studies, you can apply for a LAB 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 LAB University of Applied Sciences. You can also apply via joint application. In that case, the same principles of accreditation apply.

English path studies starting in January 2020

Registration: 2.12.2019 klo 8 - 8.12.2019 klo 23.59

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, International Business, full-time studies, Lahti Campus (55 ECTS)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Information Technology, full-time studies, Lahti Campus (55 ECTS)


Path studies are in principle available for all, regardless of educational background. However, you are required to have at least a Bachelor-level degree if you wish to register for Master-level path studies.

We expect you to be at least 18 years of age when starting your studies. Good written and verbal English language skills are required. The places in Open UAS are allocated on a first come first serve.

Language testing

We will arrange English language tests for those who register for Bachelor-level path studies. That's because studying in English requires fluent spoken and written English.

The language test consists of a group discussion and a written task. Passing the test is a prerequisite for you to be able to start the path studies. 

Finnish path studies

If your native language is not Finnish and you wish to register for Finnish path studies, we expect you to have Finnish skills of at least level B1 or YKI 3.