Accepting the Study Right
Accepting the Study Right and Registration
The one-place-per-student provision entered into force in autumn 2016. According to this provision, a student may accept only one study place per academic year in a degree programme leading to a higher education degree. In practice, this means that a student accepted to a doctoral programme is required to notify the university of whether he or she will accept the offered study place or not. This notification should be made by filling out and returning a form that is included in the university's letter of acceptance. A student accepted to a doctoral programme is required to return the form to the university's Admissions Office by the deadline indicated. If the student fails to return the form by the deadline, he or she will lose the study place. A new study place can be obtained by re-applying for admission only.
New doctoral students must accept the study right and then register as a student in the university's Student Services. The faculty will send the registration form to new doctoral students enclosed with a Letter of Admittance. This form is only used on the first registration; in the following years, registration is done through intranet (WebOodi), by phone (p. 029 445 8900), e-mail, or personal visit to Student Services. Registration for the next academic year must be completed before 15 September. Please note that in order to maintain your study right you must register to the university each year.
A student who fails to register annually during the registration period will be removed from the university registers and he or she will need to re-apply for admission as a student using a separate form. The student will also be charged a re-registration fee (€35).
Visiting doctoral students, study right
Visiting doctoral students can apply for a temporary study right from UEF. The study right can be admitted to visiting foreign doctoral students, who already have a permission for doctoral studies in their home university. The study right of a visiting doctoral student does not allow a student to complete doctoral degree at UEF.