Learn and be inspired at AMKosaaja!

AMKosaaja studies are suitable for anyone wanting to update their knowledge and learn new skills. From our offering, you can choose studies that interest you and fit your schedule, from a single course to broader modules. Our offering includes studies related to the digital world, entrepreneurship, well-being and health.

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The studies are free of charge and geared towards everyone interested in the subject areas, with the exception of university degree programme students. Prior knowledge is required in some of the studies. Learn more about the AMKosaaja studies below.


CareerBot is a service that helps you identify your skills, build your career and find the right studies and jobs with your specific skill profile. You can also use the bot to create a dream profile and see which jobs it opens up for you.

The bot is a service originally developed by 3AMK. It is now being piloted for the first time for open UAS studies at AMKosaaja. It is intended only for users of 3AMK and AMKosaaja users.

The service uses an AI-trained language model that has been trained with more than a million news articles and ESCO competence classification. The data sources used are labour market data in Finland (more than one million job advertisements at Monster.fi and TE Services from January 2018 onwards), data from more than 15,000 3AMK courses, and theses from the Theseus database (since 2010).

The service has been implemented together with Headai Oy.


News and articles related to the AMKosaaja studies and project.

Tips for planning your studies

You should set aside time for planning your studies and actively search for information so that you can plan the study schedule that suits you best. Ensure to also take a look at the descriptions of the studies on the website of the university of applied sciences organising them.

Please note that each university of applied sciences organising studies has its own learning environments and systems that require you to create credentials. You will receive instructions upon registration.

AMKosaaja studies are generally being organised free of charge until the end of spring 2024 and, therefore, you have an opportunity to plan your studies evenly over a longer period of time.

LinkedIn: Path to Employment

In the video we take a deep dive into LinkedIn and the platforms various possibilities. The focus is particularly on how job seekers could benefit from using LinkedIn. Host: Oscar Smart (Metropolia & Get Work project Career Coach), Iida Panula (Get Work project Recruitment Advisor) and Timo Avdo (Entrepreneur and Social Media Leader)

When planning your studies, take into account your own schedule and the time needed to complete the studies in addition to the time available to you.

  • How much time can you devote to studying per week?
  • When do the studies you have chosen start and end?
  • How extensive are the studies in terms of ECTS credits?
  • Calculate how much time the studies will require of you with the instructions below
  • Take a look at the course descriptions to learn more about the detailed content of the studies

Calculation formula to support the scheduling of studies:

1 ECTS credit corresponds to 27 hours of student work on average. Your prior knowledge affects the time needed for studying: It can take less time if you have good basic knowledge, while more time might be necessary if the subject matter is completely new to you.

Number of hours = Number of ECTS credits x 27 hours

Example: The scope of the studies is 5 ECTS = 5 x 27 hours = 135 hours, which corresponds to approximately 19 working days.

When the studies start

  •  Activate the credentials and email of the university offering the studies. Familiarise yourself with the learning environments used.
  • Mark the start time of the studies in your calendar and join the studies according to the instructions you received (NOTE! You might not receive a separate reminder of the start of an individual course).
  • Be ready to start the course as soon as it begins.
  • Familiarise yourself with the learning environment, schedule and instructions.
  • Add the schedule to your own calendar and set aside enough time to complete the course. Take any deadlines into account.
  • Find out what kind of guidance is available on the course and how to get in touch with the teacher; for example, whether there is a common discussion board or other support for learning available.

How to read the course descriptions:

  • Check the scope of the studies and any required prior knowledge.
  • Check the schedule and teaching method.
  • Take a look at the evaluation criteria or the content description.

Keep the following in mind:

  • Studies with a registration period often start in autumn and spring and, therefore, it is not necessary to choose all the courses at once. You can start non-stop studies at any time.
  • Ensure that you are able to keep up with the studies by being active right from the start.
  • The prior knowledge required on some courses may be acquired not only from studies but also through work or hobbies, for example.

About the project

The AMKosaaja studies are provided in cooperation between five universities of applied sciences: Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Häme University of Applied Sciences, Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences. The AMKosaaja project is financed by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland.

New skills are now needed in many fields. The aim of the AMKosaaja project is to promote the development of continuous learning, the renewal of working and business life and to respond to the challenges of society and the economy as well as to the new competence needs arising from transitions. The project implements university-level, short-term and agile studies to meet the demand for the necessary skills.

Timo Luoma

Project manager of the project +358 50 595 9423 timo.luoma@metropolia.fi