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Re-registration at the Student and Learning Services

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.

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 and possible Student Union membership fee.

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. The re-registration procedure is based on the Universities Act (558/2009, Section 39).

Printable document (pdf): Re-registration form

Re-registration fee

A re-registration fee of EUR 35 will be collected from re-registering students. The fee will be collected from all the students who fail to 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 discontinuing 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 the University of Eastern Finland bank account found in the re-registration form.

Who must re-register?

1) Late registration

If you forget to register during the registration period (2 May – 15 September) but would like to register as present or absent for the on-going academic year, you must submit the registration form and receipts of the paid re-registration fee and Student Union membership fee (if applicable) to the Student Services.

2) If a year or more has passed since the previous registration

If a year or more has passed since your last registration, you will need to present the required payment receipts of re-registration fee and possible Student Union membership fee and have an approved personal study plan (PSP) in WebOodi. If you do not have a valid user ID for the university’s IT services, the study plan should can be submitted on paper and be approved by the coordinator of the study programme.

3) 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 and pay the re-registration fee.

Further information:


Based on Universities Act (43 §) students, who have not enrolled and registered in the manner specified by the university, will forfeit their right to study. Should the student later wish to start or resume his or her studies, he or she must reapply to the university for admission.