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Enrolment for the academic year 2016-2017

This page provides info on how current students can register/enroll 

New students can find info here

You may contact the Student Services on enrolment issues

University of Lapland
PL 122
96101 Rovaniemi
Street address: Yliopistokatu 8, E-wing, ground floor
Tel. +358 (0)40 485 6583
E-mail: ilmoittautuminen@ulapland.fi

Enrolment as an attending or non-attending student

As stated in the Universities Decree (558/2009), a student must enrol each academic year as an attending or non-attending student. This is done according to the provisions stated by the university. If you intend to study during the forthcoming academic year, please enrol as an attending student. If you intend not to study, please enrol as a non-attending student. The liability to enrol concerns all degree students, that is, both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Please keep in mind that only attending students are entitled to student allowance. The username given by the ICT Services is only valid for those enrolled as either attending or non-attending students.

Enrolment alternatives

You may enrol as

  • Attending for the whole academic year
  • Non-attending for the whole academic year
  • Non-attending for one term and attending for another


The Student Union membership fee in the Academic year 2016-2017 is 105 € or 55 € for the autumn semester and 56 € for the spring semester.


If you predict you will graduate during the autumn term, enrol only for the autumn term and pay half the annual membership fee, 55 € . If you finish all your studies by July 31 and only need the degree diploma, please contact the Student Services.

If you enrol as an attending student only for the spring term, pay the fee normally and contact the Student Services. They will record the information for the appropriate term.

You may participate in summer examinations in August  before new enrollment for the autumn term.

Those heading abroad on foreign exchange programs: If you will also study in the University of Lapland during the exchange term, enrol as an attending student and pay the membership fee. If you do not intend to study at the University of Lapland during the exchange term, contact the Student Services. Your departure will be recorded, which is important regarding your student allowance.

Enrolment periods (current students)

Autumn term and the whole academic year 1.6. – 14.9.2016
Spring term 1.12.2016 - 18.1.2017

It is advisable to enrol well in advance. If you fail to enrol within the given time limit, you will lose your right to study. To get it back you have to pay, possibly in addition to the Student Union fee, a  re-registering fee of 35 euros.

The easiest way to enrol is through WebOodi at https://weboodi.ulapland.fi.

If you possess Finnish web bank service keys or credit card, you can enrol and pay the membership fee after you have logged in to WebOodi. The enrolment will be registered immediately. You can check it using WebOodi’s command Personal Information.
If you do not possess Finnish web bank service keys or credit card you can pay the fee using, e.g., an automated teller machine. Please take the receipt. If you print the receipt from a computer, make sure that the filing code appears clearly on the printout.Once you have paid the required sum, please visit the Student Services Office to show the receipt, post it or send it as an e-mail attachment.

You can pay the Student Union membership fee (2016-2017 105 €) to Lapin yliopiston ylioppilaskunta through a bank transfer.

- From a Finnish bank account:

• Saaja: Lapin yliopiston ylioppilaskunta
• IBAN: FI5656441820010576
• BIC/SWIFT: OKOYFIHH
• Viitenumero: use your student number or Viesti: your name

- From a non-Finnish bank account:

Please ask your bank if they charge a fee for making a payment to a foreign bank account and add that sum to the Student Union Membership fee. Otherwise your registration cannot be completed.

• Beneficiary: Lapin yliopiston ylioppilaskunta
• IBAN: FI5656441820010576
• BIC/SWIFT: OKOYFIHH
• Name of bank: Pohjolan Osuuspankki Koskikadun konttori
• Address: Koskikatu 12, PL 8206, 96101 Rovaniemi, Finland
• Reference: use your student number or Message: your name

You can pay the re-registering fee (35e) to the University of Lapland through a bank transfer.

- From a Finnish bank account:
  • IBAN: FI90 5640 0220 2453 23
  • BIC/SWIFT: OKOYFIHH
  • Reference (viitenumero): 632876

- From a non-Finnish bank account:

  • IBAN: FI90 5640 0220 2453 23
  • BIC/SWIFT: OKOYFIHH
  • Name of bank: Pohjolan Osuuspankki Koskikadun konttori
  • Address: Koskikatu 12, PL 8206, 96101 Rovaniemi, Finland
  • Reference: 632876

Joining the Student Union and membership fee

All undergraduate students are required to join the Student Union and pay the membership fee (Universities Act (558/2009/39). The membership is voluntary for postgraduate students.

After paying the fee, the student receives the official student card and is entitled to many benefits such as

  • subsidised lunches in University restaurants,
  • services of the Finnish Student Health Care Service (YTHS),
  • services provided by the Student Union,
  • possibility to obtain Student Sport Pass,
  • discounts on train tickets and long distance bus tickets
  • discounts at youth hostels, museums, theatres, concerts, swimming pools, shops, ski resorts, restaurants, etc.

You can find more information on benefits for Student Union members at www.lyy.fi.

The annual membership fee is in the Academic year 2016-2017 105 €. The voluntary development cooperation fee is 5 € and the Student Sport Pass 35 €. The membership fee covers the YTHS health care fee (54 euros).

If you are studying simultaneously at another university and you have paid the university membership fee, you do not have to pay the YTHS health care fee again. In this case, please, contact the Student Services.

You can get the academic year sticker for the Student Union card  from the Student Union office, address is Ahkiomaantie 23 B. The previous year’s sticker is valid till the end of September.

Joining the Student Union is voluntary for postgraduate students. The membership fee is in the Academic year 2016-2017 48 €. As a member you are entitled to Student Union’s consultation and other services as well as all other benefits of student card like discounts at hostels, museums, concerts etc. The postgraduate student’s Student Union card does not entitle you to student prized meals, discounts of VR (Finnish Railways) and long distance busses. Also you are not entitled to Health Care services. You must join the Student Union during the enrolment period. Joining the union outside the enrolment period is possible for a well-founded reason only.

When settling possible unclarities you must present the receipt of payment. If you print the receipt from a computer, make sure that the filing code appears clearly on the printout.


Enrolment as a non-attending student

The easiest way to enrol is through WebOodi during the enrolment period. You can also enrol via e-mail, telephone or by paying a visit to the university premises.  A non-attending student is not required to pay the Student Union fee. You may change the notice of non-attendance into a notice of attendance outside the actual enrolment period. Please, contact the Student Services.

Enrolment of students for non-degree studies

This group includes students who are completing, e.g., the following studies and who do not have the right to graduate at the University of Lapland: e.g. pedagogical studies, foreign exchange students, JOO studies.

These students only enrol at the beginning of their studies. The enrolment is valid for as long as they have the right to study. Return the enrolment form that you received with the letter of acceptance. You can either mail it or bring it yourself to the Student Services.

Foreign exchange students can also join the Student Union. Please find more information here.