Study right and student enrolment

Degree students must enrol as present (attending) or absent (non-attending) for each study year. The duty to enrol applies to all students studying in degree programmes leading to a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree.

Only students who are enrolled as present students have the right to pursue studies, to have credits entered in the record of credits and to receive guidance related to the studies.

New students

  • New students enrol for the study year at the same time as they accept their study place.
  • Tuition fee paying students have to pay the tuition fee at the same time as they accept the study place.
  • First-year students can enrol as absent only for predetermined statutory reasons. The statutory reasons for the absence must be verified with appropriate documentation by a given date.
  • If the student enrols as absent during the first study year, but does not provide adequate documentation for the reasons of absence by the given date, the student loses the study right. If the student wants to start their studies later, they will have to apply for readmission.

 

Continuing students

  • The enrolment period for the whole study year is from 1 April until 31 July.
  • Continuing students must enrol as present or absent for the following study year on Peppi. 
  • Tuition fee paying students do not enrol on Peppi for the following study year but they must first pay the first installment of the tuition fee for the following study year. This payment is a part of the enrolment process. Once the payment is received by Centria, the student is added to Peppi as a present student for the following study year. This will be done by the Student Affairs Office.
  • If the student enrols as absent for statutory reasons, they must submit appropriate documentation to the Student Affairs Office by a given date.
  • Changes to the enrolment for the spring term can be done by contacting the Student Affairs Office between 1 December and 31 December.

 

Students on extended study right

  • Students on extended study right do not enrol on Peppi but they are enrolled as present students by the Student Affairs Office. Students on extended study right cannot enrol by themselves. 
  • Students on extended study right cannot enrol as absent students.

 

Enrolling as absent student (students who started their studies before 1 August 2015)

  • A student can enrol as an absent student for a maximum of two academic years (ie. four academic terms).
  • Enrolling as an absent student does not affect the regular study time. No specific reason is required to be able to enrol as an absent student. 

 

Enrolling as absent student (students who started their studies after 1 August 2015)

  • A student can enrol as an absent student for a maximum of one academic year (two academic terms) without a specific reason.  Enrolling as an absent student does not affect the regular study time.
  • A student can also enrol as an absent student for predetermined statutory reasons. Enrolling as an absent student for statutory reasons does not affect the regular study time.
  • A student enrolling as an absent student must provide valid and adequate documentation showing the reason(s) for absence. The documents must be submitted to the Students Affairs Office by the due dates: autumn term by 31 August and spring term by 31 December.

 
Statutory reasons for enrolling as an absent student

  • Military service under the Conscription Act (1438/2007), Non-Military Service Act (1446/2007), Act on Women’s Voluntary Military Service (194/1995)
  • Maternity, paternity or parental leave
  • Illness or injury preventing the student from starting their study (NB! only starting first-year students).

 

Documents needed if enrolling as an absent student for statutory reasons (in Finnish, Swedish or English)

  • Military call-up order (Finnish document only)
  • Maternity, paternity or parental leave: Kela's certificate regarding maternity, paternity or parental allowance period or, if the certificate has not yet been received, a doctor’s certificate verifying the pregnancy. Corresponding certificates from the authorities of other countries regarding statutory parental leave.
  • Sickness leave certificate or a doctor’s certificate. The certificate must state which illness or injury the student suffers from, and that this condition prevents the student from beginning their studies (NB! only starting first-year students).


Contact student affairs office

  • Always when enrolling as an absent student.
  • Always if there are problems in enrolment.

 

Losing the study right

  • If the student does not enrol for the study year, they lose the study right.
  • This means that the student does not have the right to complete studies nor receive study grants. The student does not qualify for subsidized meals nor student discounts.
  • The study right terminates on 31 July and after 14 days the student will not have access to the UAS email or other online services.

 

Applying for readmission

  • A student who lost their study right can apply in writing for readmission.
  • 50 Euros will be charged for the processing of the application (Government’s Decree 1440/2014). The receipt of the payment must be attached to the application. Without the receipt the application will not be processed.
  • The payment options for the processing fee of the application (50 Euros) are the following:
    • Bank transfer to Centria UAS bank account (IBAN: FI92 5162 0020 2748 85). Use your surname and the name of your degree programme as reference.
    • Card payment at the library on Talonpojankatu Campus. Give your name and the name of your degree programme when making the payment.

 

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