FAQ

What is a Premium Course?

Our Premium Courses are focus on the social aspect of learning, are personally facilitated and differ fundamentally from anything else you can find on the web. You learn in small groups, discuss, argue and work on assignments together with others. Find out more about the difference between Premium and Open Courses here.

What is a Free Course?

Our Free Courses help you to easily and efficiently learn online on your own and are ideal for individual learners. They are open to join at any time and mainly free. Find out more about the difference between Free and Premium Courses here.

Who provides and facilitates the courses?
The course as well as all the material, the concept and the facilitator come from the course provider. Our course providers are universities and universities of applied sciences from Finland.
What do I need to participate in a course?
To attend and actively participate in all sessions you need:

 

 

 

  • a computer with an internet browser and internet connection.
  • a web camera
  • a headset (alternatively a microphone and speakers)
What makes the Online University of Finland different from other e-learning platforms?
Only at the Online University of Finland you can find the best online courses from Finland’s top universities and universities of applied sciences. We make top research and teaching from Finland available to everyone around the world. Through our Premium Courses you don’t just get access to excellent studying material but also learn in a social and collaborative way together with other learners and supported by an experienced facilitator from the offering university.
What kind of Learning Management System is OUoF based on?
The LMS (Learning Management System) of the Online University of Finland is based on Moodle, which is used by millions of users and organizations around the world. Additionally we offer live lessons, which are an important part of Premium Courses at the Online University of Finland. They take place in a virtual classroom. You can have a look at a demo classroom here.
How much do I have to pay for a Premium Course?

The price for our Premium Courses ranges depending on the course provider. For more information please contact us directly.

How much do I have to pay for a Free Course?

Our Free Courses are accessible for anyone to join at any time and free of charge.

What is an ECTS credit?
ECTS stands for European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System. It is a standard for comparing study performance across Europe. Participants receive ECTS credits for courses they finalize at the Online University of Finland. In Finland one ECTS credit corresponds to 27 hours of studying (including live lessons, self studying, exercises, exams and preparations).
Who operates the Online University of Finland?

The Online University of Finland is operated by Skilltize Oy in cooperation with participating universities and universities of applied sciences in Finland.