NOTE! Citizens outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland studying in bachelor’s and 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 2022-2023 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.
Who is obligated to register
All students whose studies aim at a degree must register annually. Bachelor’s, master’s, licentiate and doctoral students are obligated to register for each academic year as being either present or absent.
The registration period for the academic year 2022–2023 starts on 2 May 2022 and ends on 15 September 2022.
The period for registering for the spring term only is 1 December 2022 – 15 January 2023. For more information concerning registration for the spring term, see the instructions below.
These instructions pertain to students who register for the full academic year as well as students who register for the spring semester only.
Registration 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 Peppi. You can only register in the Oili registration service within the registration period.
Registration is study right specific
In Peppi, registration is study right specific.
If you have more than one active study right at UEF, you must register as being present or absent for each one in the Oili registration service. If you register as being present for more than one active degree study right, you will only have to pay the student union membership fee once.
If you receive a new study right
If you already have an active study right at UEF, and you receive another degree study right, only register for either the new study right or the old study right in Oili, and then contact the Student and Learning Services’ customer service. Your registration for the other study right will be saved by the Student and Learning Services’ customer service personnel.
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 €. For just the autumn semester the fee is 35,50 €, and for just the spring semester the fee is 36 €.
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’ customer service (contact information below).
You can only change your registration from present to absent during the registration periods. You can change your registration from absent to present during registration period in OILI or at any point during the academic year by contacting the Student and Learning Services’ customer service.
You can find the Student and Learning Services’ customer service contact information at the bottom of this page.
Read more about registering as absent.
Healthcare fee for students in higher education
All bachelor’s and master’s degree students who are registered as being present in a Finnish institute of higher learning are entitled to use the services of the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) (opens in a new tab) and must pay the healthcare fee for students in higher education (opens in a new tab) to Kela (the Social Insurance Institution of Finland).
If you are studying in a bachelor’s or master’s degree programme and are registered as present, you must pay the fee. You will not be exempted from paying the fee even if you, e.g., do not use the services of the FSHS, do not receive student financial aid or are studying abroad.
However, you do not have to pay the healthcare fee if you have social security coverage from another EU/EEA country, from Switzerland, or from Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In this case, you must provide proof of this to Kela. Visit the Kela website for information on how to proceed if you have social security coverage in another EU/EEA country or in Great Britain and Northern Ireland (opens in a new tab).
Kela will not send you a bill for the student healthcare fee. You must pay the fee on your own initiative in the Kela e-service for each academic term. Find out how to pay the student healthcare fee (opens in a new tab) on the Kela website.
The due date for paying the student healthcare fee is determined based on the date on which you register as present, i.e., 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.
The healthcare fee for students in higher education is based on the Act on Student Health Services for Students in Higher Education (in Finnish) (opens in a new tab) (695/2019).
If you are unable to register in the Oili registration service
Registering 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’ customer service (contact information below).
If you are a bachelor’s or master’s degree student, and wish to register as present, you can ask for the payment details for the Student Union membership fee from the Student and Learning Services’ customer service 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’ customer service either in person or by email/postal mail (contact information below).
If your UEF account password has expired, you cannot register through Oili. Make sure to change your password before it expires! Here you can find the instructions for changing your password (opens in a new tab).
Students who study abroad during the 2022–2023 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.
Double degree and joint degree students
Double degree and joint degree students are obligated to register annually just like other degree students, and they too must register as present for the whole duration of their studies. The degree programme may apply for an exemption from paying the Student Union membership fee from the Student Union for the semesters the student is studying abroad in another partner university.
Students who are required to pay tuition
Students who are required to pay a tuition fee must do so before they can register as present for the academic year. A student’s annual registration can be revoked if they have not paid the tuition fee by the deadline. The autumn semester tuition fee payment deadline is 31 July, and the spring semester tuition fee payment deadline is 30 November.
Here you can find further information on tuition fees.
If you forgot to register
Students who do not register as present or absent at the university during the registration period must apply for re-registration before they can continue their studies. Readmission is granted based on an application submitted to the Student and Learning Services’ customer service. In addition, a re-registration fee of 35 € 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.
Student and Learning Services’ customer service contact information
The Student and Learning Services’ customer service desk offers general study counseling, information on term registration and study rights and maintains the student register. The customer services desk also provides student certificates and transcripts of records.
Phone number: +358 29 445 8900
- phone service Mon–Fri from 10 am to 3 pm (10–15)
- from 1 June to 31 July, phone service available Mon–Fri from 10 am to 2 pm (10–14)
- the Student and Learning Services’ customer service desk is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am to 3 pm (10–15).
- from 1 June to 31 July the Student and Learning Services’ customer service desk is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am to 2 pm (10–14).
NOTE! Remember to check the exceptions to Student and Learning Services' customer service opening hours.
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- Joensuu Campus, Aurora building, entrance A, ground floor (Yliopistokatu 2)
- Kuopio Campus, Canthia building, 2. floor, Oppari (Yliopistonranta 1 C)
- Joensuu: University of Eastern Finland/Student and Learning services, P.O.Box 111, FI-80101 Joensuu
- Kuopio: Postal address: University of Eastern Finland/Student and Learning services, P.O.Box 1627, FI-70211 Kuopio