All students must register for each academic year either as being present or absent.
NOTE! Citizens outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland studying in master’s degree programmes are required to pay tuition. If you are required to pay a tuition fee, you must pay the next instalment of the fee before you can register as present for the 2021-2022 academic year. If you have questions regarding the tuition fee, contact your programme coordinator.
The instructions for annual registration at the university apply to students who are already enrolled at the university, i.e., they are in their second, third, etc., year of studies. If you are a first-year student, see registration instructions for new students.
A single registration covers all active study rights a student has.
Registration at the university is mandatory every academic year during a specified registration period. All students must register at the university.
The registration period for the full academic year 2021–2022 starts on 3 May 2021 and ends on 15 September 2021.
The period for registering for the spring term only is 1 December 2021 – 15 January 2022. For more information concerning registration for the spring term, see the instructions below.
Registering in the Oili registration service
You can register electronically through the Oili registration service (opens in a new tab). Registrations done in Oili will show in WebOodi and Peppi.
Registration as being present
Undergraduate students aiming at a bachelor’s and/or a master’s degree must pay the student union membership fee (using personal Finnish bank codes) when registering as present. The Student Union membership fee for the entire academic year is 71,50 EUR. For just the autumn 2021 semester the fee is 35,50 EUR, and for just the spring 2022 semester the fee is 36 EUR.
For licentiate and doctoral students, who have already completed their master’s degree, the Student Union membership is voluntary. The amount of the student membership fee for licentiate and doctoral students and other student groups entitled to join the student union can be found at Student Union Membership Fees.
Registration as being absent
You can register as absent if you are not going to attend any courses, complete any studies or complete your degree during the academic year, or if you have a statutory reason for absence, such as participation in military or non-military service or being on maternity, paternity or parental leave. The duration of studies can be extended on the basis of a statutory reason for absence if the student registers as absent at the university for such a period of absence.
Those who register as absent must also do so within the registration period either in the Oili registration service (opens in a new tab) or by contacting the Student and Learning Services either by email (email@example.com) or phone (+358 29 445 8900).
Read more about registering as absent.
Registering for the spring term
The period for registering for the spring term is 1 December 2021 – 15 January 2022.
You can register for the spring term through the Oili registration service (opens in a new tab). All bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and post-graduate degree students can register using the Oili registration service.
You can register for the spring term in the Oili registration service only if your registration for the autumn 2021 semester is on record in the student register. If you forgot to register for the autumn 2021 semester and your registration is not on record in the student register, you must apply for re-registration.
If you are unable to register in the Oili registration service
Registration through Oili is the primary means of registration. However, if you are unable to register through the Oili registration service, please contact the Student and Learning Services.
If you wish to register as present, you can ask for the payment details for the Student Union membership fee from the Student and Learning Services and pay the fee at your bank or through mobile banking. Alternatively, you can pay the fee at the Student Union offices (opens in a new tab). If you register this way, you must present the receipt for the payment to the Student and Learning Services either in person or by email/postal mail.
Healthcare fee for students in higher education
University students who are entitled to use the services of the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) (opens in a new tab) have been required since January 2021 to pay a student healthcare fee to Kela for each academic term. All students who are registered as attending for the current term and are studying for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree are entitled to FSHS services.
If you are entitled to FSHS services, you must pay the student healthcare fee. You cannot get an exemption for example for using occupational health services instead of FSHS, or for not receiving any financial aid for students.
You are not billed for the student healthcare fee but must make sure to pay it in OmaKela for each academic term. How to pay the student healthcare fee (opens in a new tab)
The due date for paying the student healthcare fee is determined based on the date on which you register as attending.
- For the autumn term, the due date is 30 September provided you have registered as attending by then. If you register as attending for the autumn term on or after 1 October, the due date is 31 December.
- For the spring term, the due date is 31 January provided you have registered as attending by then. If you register as attending for the spring term on or after 1 February, the due date is 31 July.
Find answers to frequently asked questions about the healthcare fee (opens in a new tab) on the Kela website.
Students who study abroad during the 2021–2022 academic year must register as present at UEF for the duration of their studies abroad because the courses they will complete abroad are included in their degree studies at the University of Eastern Finland.
If you forgot to register
Students who do not register as present or absent at the university by the end of the registration period are removed from register. Readmission is granted based on an application submitted to the Student and Learning Services. In addition, a re-registration fee of 35 EUR is charged from students who register after the registration period has ended (the collection of the re-registration fee is stipulated in the Ministry of Education decree 1082/2009).
Read more about re-registration.
If you have further questions about registration at the university, please contact the Student and Learning Services either by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone +358 29 445 8900.