Open Path Studies
Are you dreaming of a Bachelor’s degree? The Open Path offers you a flexible start to your degree studies
Open Path Studies give you a unique opportunity to find out what studying at a higher education level feels like. The Open Path is an opportunity designed for you who are aiming at graduating from one of Arcada’s Bachelor’s degree programmes in the future.
As an Open Path student you can choose to attend any of Arcada’s English or Swedish Bachelor’s degree programmes, with the exception of the Swedish degree programme in Media Culture.
Arcada reserve the right to limit the amount of Open Path students who can attend certain degree programmes when needed, and the students are admitted according to the order in which they applied
How do I begin my Open Path Studies?
As an Open Path student at a Bachelor’s level you apply to a field of studies and 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. If work practice can’t be part of your Open Path studies, you will be able to complete other courses in order to complete a minimum of 40 ECTS credits during the academic year.
From Open Path to degree student
If you have completed 40 ECTS credits during your first year of Open Path studies within a Bachelor'´s degree programme at Arcada (or at another university of applied sciences) you can apply for admission to continue your studies as a degree student. In this case all the ECTS credits completed as an Open Path student will be accredited. You do not need to apply through the usual general Bachelor's application, but will be classified as a degree student provided that you meet the general requirements of the degree programme in question.
Please note that when it comes to the degree programmes in health and social services at Arcada, you need to take their aptitude tests when applying to become a degree student.
NB! The criteria for gaining degree student status may be different for students who start studying at the Open Path in 2019.