Open Path Studies
Do you want to have a Bachelor's degree but you missed this year’s application? The Open Path is the alternative for you!
The Open Path is for you wishing to obtain a Bachelor's degree at Arcada. Through the Open Path you can experience what studies at the Bachelor level are all about and after completing the Open Path studies you can continue as a degree student – without having to go through an entrance exam.
Arcada offers International Business and Mechanical and Sustainability Engineering through the Open Path in 2020 – 2021. There is no Open Path to Nursing this year. For information on the Open Path to our Swedish programmes, please see our Swedish pages.
In 2020, Arcada will limit the amount of places offered to Open Path students. If more people register than there are places in a programme, the places are filled by drawing lots.
Registration for the Open Path opens at 9 am on Monday, 3 August 2020 and closes at 3 pm on Monday, 10 August 2020.
How do I begin my Open Path Studies?
As an Open Path student at a Bachelor’s level you apply to a degree programme that you are interested in. Open Path students follow the curriculum stipulated for the degree programme. You study alongside the degree students and participate in the regular education provided by Arcada.
From Open Path to degree student
Students who start studying on the Open Path in 2020 shall complete all first-year courses (60 cr) by 31 July 2021 in order to gain degree student status. When you have passed all courses you shall submit an application form on Studyinfo.fi. All the credits completed as an Open Path student will be automatically accredited after you have become a degree student.