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LUT University offers Open University studies free of charge until December 31, 2023, to persons who have been granted temporary protection by the Finnish Immigration Service.

Check out our current course offering at and if you find an interesting course, contact us at  Please be prepared to present a copy of the decision of the granted temporary protection by the Finnish Immigration Service.

There are a limited amount of places available for each course. The places are allocated on a first come first serve basis.

There are four teaching periods during the academic year and each one of them has its own enrollment period. 

Teaching period Open university registration begins
1. period: 4.9.–20.10.2023 1.8.2023 at 8 AM
2. period: 30.10.–15.12.2023 2.10.2023 at 8 AM - 22.10.2023 at 11.59 PM
3. period: 8.1.–23.2.2024 1.12.2023 at 8 AM - 2.1.2024 at 11.59 PM
4. period: 4.3.–19.4.2024 5.2.2024 at 8 AM - 22.2.2024 at 11.59 PM


Climate action MOOC courses

Unlike other Open University courses, you can start the LUT MOOC courses immediately after sign-up and you can complete them independently at a time that suits you. LUT MOOC courses are free of charge for everyone, so you don't need to prove your temporary protection status to sign up.

There are currently three MOOC courses available:

  • Climate Action – Solutions for Carbon Neutral Transport 2 ECTS
  • Climate Action – Power-to-X 2 ECTS
  • Climate Action – Sustainable Design and Production 2 ECTS

Sign up at


Questions about Open University studies?

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