International master’s degree programme students who start their studies in the spring 2021 semester must register by 15 January 2021. These instructions apply to both students whose study right begins 1 January 2021 and students who were granted a deferment of the start of their studies from the autumn 2020 semester to the spring 2021 semester due to issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic. If you are required to pay a tuition fee, you must pay the tuition fee before you can register. The following instructions are for registering as present (attending) because you can only register as absent (opens in a new tab) on the first academic year of your studies if you have legal grounds for absence. To register as present, please follow these instructions:
1. Pay the student union membership fee
Pay the student union membership fee either via online banking or in your local bank. Please note that you are responsible for any possible transfer fees or service fees your bank may charge.
Recipient: Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland
Recipient's address: Yliopistonranta 3, FI-70211 Kuopio, Finland
Bank name: Osuuspankki/OP Bank/Pohjola Bank Pl
Bank address: Koskikatu 9, FI-80100 Joensuu, Finland
IBAN: FI37 5770 0520 2461 63
Message: Student’s name and date of birth
Fee: 36 €
Send a copy of the payment receipt to the Student and Learning Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. The payment receipt must state the amount paid as well as the recipient’s name and bank account number.
2. Fill out the registration form
3. Provide proof of your identity
Please contact email@example.com, and we will instruct you on how to provide proof of your identity.
Once you have paid the student union membership fee, sent the receipt and the filled-out registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org and provided proof of your identity, you will be registered as present for the spring 2021 semester.
NOTE! If you are unable to register via email as instructed above, you can send the required documents by mail (postal address below). We strongly recommend that you register remotely. However, if you are unable to register remotely, and wish to register in person on campus, please observe the restrictions during the coronavirus epidemic (opens in a new tab) as stated by the Finnish Government as well as the guidelines for visiting the campus buildings (opens in a new tab) by the University of Eastern Finland. Please note that you may not enter the university's facilities for 10 days following your arrival in Finland.
Healthcare fee for students in higher education
In addition to registering, you must pay the healthcare fee for students in higher education (opens in a new tab) by 31 January 2021. The fee is based on the Act on Student Health Services for Students in Higher Education (Finnish) (opens in a new tab). The payment instructions (opens in a new tab) can be found on the Kela (Social Insurance Institution of Finland) website. You can find more information on the healthcare fee in the section FAQ about the healthcare fee in higher education (opens in a new tab) on the Kela website.
Information on the coronavirus situation
- Information on the coronavirus situation at the University of Eastern Finland (opens in a new tab)
- Information on the studying and teaching arrangements during the coronavirus situation (opens in a new tab)
- Information on the general coronavirus guidelines in Finland (opens in a new tab)
If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact the Student and Learning Services' customer service either by phone or email:
Email address: email@example.com
Phone number: +358 (0)29 445 8900, phone service Mon-Fri from 10 am to 3 pm
Postal address Joensuu: University of Eastern Finland/Student and Learning Services, P.O. Box 111, FI-80101 Joensuu
Postal address Kuopio: University of Eastern Finland/Student and Learning Services, P.O. Box 1627, FI-70211 Kuopio
Exceptions in opening hours in Student and Learning Services' offices (opens in a new tab)