On this page, you can find central information about studying at the Humak Open University of Applied Sciences. Other sections in the Student Guide also include important issues related to planning and completing your studies, so please familiarize yourself with the contents thoroughly.
Below, you will find general information concerning Open UAS studies at Humak UAS. Please note that the following subpages on the “Studies” page of the Student’s Guide contain useful information for Open UAS students as well:
In the Study tools, you will find information and instructions on the digital tools and practices used in Humak.
You can receive a user ID for Humak’s Peppi and Hoodle digital environments by logging in with the Suomi.fi service. Log in to the service by using your Bank ID or mobile authentication. Thereafter, you must accept the ICT terms of service, after which you will receive your user IDs and will be asked to set a password. The account can be activated after you have registered for studies and your registration has been processed.
Humak’s Online Learning Environment Hoodle acts as a studying platform. In Hoodle, you will find course-specific instructions, tasks, and turn-in boxes for assignments. Course-specific communications will also take place in Hoodle. Please note that the courses become visible in Hoodle only at the time they begin.
Study certificates and transcripts are automatically signed using the Digital and Population Data Services Agency certificate, so you can download the official certificates from Peppi yourself. The electronic signature introduced by the digital certificate is equivalent to a hand-signed signature throughout the European Union.
You can verify the authenticity of electronically signed documents at https://www.humak.fi/en/validation/.
If you need a certificate or a plan about being a full-time student at the Open UAS, you must fill out this form (in Finnish only), then get it accepted by the member of staff in charge of the studies.
Kela’s student benefits are not available for Open UAS students. The following options are available for financing your studies at the Open UAS:
If you are planning your studies as an unemployed jobseeker, you are not entitled to student benefits or the student card.
As an Open UAS student, you are also not entitled to student discounts or a student card.
You can read about student insurances (e.g. during internships) on the Student’s Guide’s page Insurances.
Please note that you can still join Humak’s student union HUMAKO as an Open UAS student.
Lecturers collect student feedback at the end of courses with a separate questionnaire. You can find the course feedback surveys on the Students desktop. There you can see all the current course feedback surveys for the courses you are studying. There you will also find a summary of the feedback given by all students (numerical replies only) and the lecturer’s response to the students’ feedback after the survey closes. The feedback is anonymous. Filling out course-specific feedback questionnaires is the best way for students to have an effect on the development of courses and teaching at Humak.
In addition to course feedback, you can give general feedback related to studies, studying, or Open UAS practices by filling out the Open UAS Feedback Form.
Humak’s Open UAS students are welcome to attend study skills meetings. These meetings provide information on study planning, time management, online studies, reading scientific texts, exam preparation, dealing with stage fright, and other study-related matters. More information on study skills meetings can be found here (in Finnish only).
Questions regarding Humak’s Open UAS application, certificates, and payments can be directed to:
+358 400 349 319
+358 400 349 266
Service times: Monday–Friday at 9.00–11.00 and 13.00–15.00.
If you have any questions about the content and completion of the courses, you can contact the lecturer responsible for the course.
The guidance and coaching during your studies at the Open UAS is described in the section Guidance and Coaching. The tables found on the page clarify the roles and responsibilities of the different actors in the guidance and coaching process. It will help you contact the right person depending on your guidance needs.
Contact information about the path-specific PSP coach can be found on the Path Studies page.
Course-specific communications take place in the online learning environment Hoodle, although some implementations may also use O365 Teams. You can get acquainted with the operation of Teams in Study tools.
Please remember to install the Tuudo app on your mobile device. Tuudo brings together the information and services most commonly needed by Humak students.
Communications and information practices for pathway studies are described on the Path Studies page.
Administrator of the page: Hilla Mäkelä,
Last modified: June 20, 2022