Bachelor-level path studies, Bachelor of Culture and Arts, Industrial Design, full-time studies, Lahti, 55 ECTS

The path studies include first-year studies of a degree programme. The first year of study is online.

Path studies could be for you if your 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 The second year of studies includes a lot of hands-on work and attendance on campus is required. Attention! Persons who have a valid undergraduate student's right to study at a Finnish university cannot be elected in a separate application.

In order to be able to complete 55 ECTS in one academic year, you're required to commit yourself in studying full-time.
Study time
25.08.2022 - 31.07.2023
The studies begin on 25th August, 2022 (the study period is one year)
The scope of education
Main instructor language
Form of study
Path studies

LAB University of Applied Sciences, Lahti campus 
Mukkulankatu 19
15210 Lahti

200 euros (VAT 0 %)

Contents of the study units, evaluation criteria and methods and more detailed implementation data are described separately in the study guide.

The schedule (tentative) for autumn 2022 can be found from our online scheduling programme.

Condition of admission

Age of at least 18 years. Good written and verbal English language skills.

We will arrange a language test to all bachelor-level path study applicants. The language test will be arranged by online meeting on Wednesday August 10, 2022 at 10 am. You are expected to pass the language test in order to be accepted to path studies.

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Further information

Open UAS students are not entitled to receive any study benefits such as student allowance or discounts on train or bus tickets.

If you are unemplyed and your objective is to complete the path studies at Open UAS, you should always negotiate beforehand with your employment officer to determine whether it is possible without losing your unemployment benefit. This way you will avoid possible claims for recovery.

Terms of payment

The first semester fee of 100€ must be paid within 7 days after you are notified that you have been allocated a path study place. Payment instructions will be sent in the acceptance letter sent by email.

Students from non-EU/EEA countries

After completing one year of path studies, if you are admitted as a degree student, the tuition fee for students from the non-EU/EEA countries per academic year is 8000 € for Bachelor’s Degree Programmes. For your first year as a degree student no scholarships are available. If you have completed the minimum of 60 credits on your first year as a degree student, you are entitled to a 50% scholarship for your second year as a degree student. The credits completed during your path studies will not be considered.


The places of the open UAS courses are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Please note that the registration is binding.

The registration form will be published on this site by the start of the registration period.

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Registration period
Terms of cancellation
The registration is binding. If you do not pay the tuition fee for the pathway place you have been allocated by the deadline, your place will be automatically cancelled. The tuition fee paid will not be refunded, even if you later cancel your pathway place.

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