Coronavirus situation: information for Open University students

Information on Open University teaching and services under the exceptional circumstances caused by the coronavirus.

This news article was updated on 26 January 2021. 

  • The University’s premises will be closed until 14 March 2021. 

  • As far as libraries, museums and UniSport are concerned, the University will observe the recommendations of the coronavirus coordination group of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area.

  • With the exception of the Kaisa House library, Helsinki University Library locations will be closed. Lending and returning services will be organised at Kaisa House. Further information:  Library services at the exceptional situation caused by corona virus

  • Open University organises its studies mainly in an online environment rather than as contact teaching, or to offer alternative completion methods. 

  • If changes are made to your current or upcoming studies, you will receive information via email and/or the online learning environment (Moodle or MOOC). The study programmes will also be updated to reflect any changes. 

  • The Open University’s student services can be contacted via email, through a chat service or by phone. No on-site advice services are currently available. 

  • If you have questions about your current studies, please contact the relevant teacher or the education specialist (information in Finnish) responsible for the studies. The best way to reach a teacher is via the online learning environment (Moodle or MOOC).

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