The re-registration procedure is based on the Universities Act (558/2009, Section 39) which states that a student who fails to register at the university during the registration period (closing on 15 September), or a first-year degree student who registers as being absent but fails to submit the required documents proving the legal grounds for absence, will need to re-apply for the right to register in writing. The re-registration form can be printed out here, or it can be obtained from Student and Learning Services.
If a student forgets to register during the registration period, but later wishes to register as being present or absent during the academic year in question, the student will need to contact Student and Learning Services and present receipts indicating the payment of the re-registration fee and possible Student Union membership fee.
If a year or more has passed since the previous registration
If a year or more has passed since the student's last registration, he or she will need to present the required payment receipts (re-registration fee and possible Student Union membership fee) and have an approved study plan. If the student does not have a valid user ID for the university's IT services, the study plan should be done on paper and be approved by the academic subject or department concerned.
First-year degree students who register as being absent but fail to submit the required documents
According to the Universities Act, a first-year degree student may register as absent for the academic year for for the following reasons only:
1) service under the Conscription Act (1438/2007), Non-Military Service Act (1446/2007), or Act on Women's Voluntary Military Service (194/1995);
2) maternity, paternity or parental leave;
3) the student cannot begin studies due to being incapacitated by personal illness or injury. (In this case, it could be made clear that this entails incapacity for the entire semester (or academic year).)
Students who register as absent must prove the legal grounds for their absence. Documents proving the legal grounds for absence should be sent by post to Student and Learning Services by 30.9. Students who fail to do this will lose their right to study. If they wish to start their studies later, they must re-apply for the right to register with the re-registration form. A re-registration fee of EUR 35 must be paid as indicated in the form.
A re-registration fee of EUR 35 will be collected from re-registering students (the amount of the fee is stipulated in the Ministry of Education decree 1082/2009). The fee will be collected from all students who fail register at the university as being present or absent during the registration period. The re-registration fee will not be collected from students who after a discontinuation in their studies wish to register as being present, if they register during the academic year in which the discontinuation ended.
The re-registration fee is paid into a different bank account than the Student Union membership fee. The bank account details for the payment of the re-registration fee can be found in the re-registration form.
Registration at Student and Learning Services
As a rule, students should re-register in person at Student and Learning Services and have with them a duly completed re-registration form and the required receipts indicating the payment of the re-registration fee (€35) and possible Student Union membership fee. Students who wish to re-register after a longer absence (see item 2 above) will also need to present an approved personal study plan (PSP) either in WebOodi or on paper.
It is also possible to register by telephone or email, in which case the student should send the required receipts to Student and Learning Services by mail. When registering by telephone or email, students are recommended to contact Student and Learning Services in advance to agree on the procedure. See Student and Learning Services contact information.