Study right for doctoral studies
When you are granted the right to doctoral studies, instructions for registration and accepting your study place will be enclosed with the decision. The study right will be in force until you graduate, unless you give it up.
The renouncement of the right to study
You do your first registration by delivering the registration form to Student and Learning Services either in person or by post/e-mail. Download, fill in, print and sign the Registration form (docx, opens in a new tab). Then bring it or email it scanned or as a picture to Student and Learning Services.
Student Union membership and membership fees
The Student Union membership fee is voluntary for doctoral students, i.e. those studying for a Licentiate or Doctorate, and you will receive the payment details from Student and Learning Services in connection with registration upon request. Read more about Student Union membership fee. Please, note that by joining the Student Union, you will not become entitled to the same student benefits as undergraduates i.e. you do not receive discounts on train or bus fares and do not have the right to use the health care services of FSHS. More information on student benefits is available from the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland. If you would like to support the National Union of University Students in Finland’s (SYL) development cooperation activities, you can transfer a sum of your choice to SYL’s fundraising account.
Sykettä sports services are at your disposal after paying the sports fee at the ISYY office or on the SYKETTÄ webpage.
A new student’s right to register as absent
According to the Universities Act, first-year students can only register as absent for the first academic year for one of the following reasons:
1) the service provided for in 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; or
3) inability to begin studies due to the student’s own illness or injury.
The provisions apply equally to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Students registering as absent are required to provide proof of the legitimacy of their absence. The documents verifying the legitimacy of the absence shall be delivered to Student and Learning Services by post or by email (contact information in Kamu’s listing on Support Channels for Students). Contact the Student services if you want to know how to send encrypted email.
Registration in the following academic years
Students are required to register themselves as present or absent each year. The registration period for enrolled students begins on 3 May and ends on 15 September.
Enrolled doctoral students can register through Oili registration service, or by e-mail or telephone. See the registration instructions for annual registration.
Please contact Student and Learning Services if you have any questions on registration (contact information in Kamu’s listing on Support Channels for Students).