Remember to register!
All students of the University of Lapland are required to register as an attending student ("present") or a non-attending student ("absent") in the OILI Service separately for each academic year. Please note that in order to be eligible for signing up for courses, earning credits and receiving a scholarship you are required to be registered as attending. Registration status as attending is also a prerequisite for accessing the university information systems. Your User ID will work only if your registration for the current academic year has been completed.
The registration period for the academic year 2020-2021 is 1 June to 15 September 2020.
You may participate in the summer term exams organized in August even if you haven’t completed your registration for the upcoming academic year yet.
Annual registration is carried out according to the Universities Act >
Registration status while on exchange
Please check in the WebOodi system that your registration status is "present" prior to the start of your exchange.
Registration as an attending student
Log into the OILI Service
Pay the Student Union membership fee via your online banking service (if you have a Finnish bank account) or by credit card.
Enrollment information will uppdate to the university student registration system the next day.
NB: Master's degree students from outside EU/EEA countries, read more about registration here >
If you do not have a Finnish bank account, you may pay the Student Union membership fee by credit card or cash at the Student Union office. If you wish to pay the membership fee using a non-Finnish bank account, please see the bank account details on the Student Union web pages. Please note that you will be required to present proof of payment either by sending a copy or the payment receipt (or an equivalent document showing the transaction) by email at [opinto (at) ulapland.fi] or by presenting the document in person at the Student Services office (wing E, ground floor). After this, your registration status as an attending student will be entered into the student register.
Registration as a non-attending student
If you are registering as non-attending ("absent"), you should do so during the registration period either through the OILI Service or by email at [registration (at) ulapland.fi]. When your registration status is non-attending, you do not need to pay the Student Union membership fee. You can change your status to attending outside the registration period by contacting the Student Services.
Students paying a full or partial tuition fee
Students required to pay a full or partial tuition fee should pay both the tuition fee and the Student Union membership fee before registration as attending for the next academic year. Registration status as attending is a prerequisite for signing up for courses and earning credits. Two payment methods are available:
- Pay the fees via bank transfer as indicated on the invoice you have received from the University.
- Pay the fees by credit card at the University Library service desk. Please take your invoice with you.
Whichever method you choose, please remember to keep a receipt of your transaction. You are required to present it to the Student Services and to the Student Union. The Student Union membership fee may also be paid by bank transfer or by credit card at the Student Union office. Read more about these payment options on the Student Union web pages.
Students with a full scholarship
If you have been awarded a full scholarship, you need to pay the Student Union membership fee prior to registration as an attending student for the next academic year. The registration status as attending is a prerequisite for earning credits. You may also pay the Student Union membership fee by bank transfer, credit card or cash at the Student Union office. Read more about these payment options on the Student Union web pages.
Make sure you have enough ECTS by July 31
If you are a Master's degree student from outside the EU or EEA countries and you have started your studies in autumn 2017 or later:
Make sure you have enough ECTS accumulated during the first year of your studies by July 31.
- You are expected to have completed a minimum of 55 ECTS per academic year. Students completing at least 55 credits during their first year will be automatically granted the same scholarship for the second year of their studies. Students failing to complete the minimum required number of credits will be obliged to pay the tuition fee in full.
- Finnish Immigration Services MIGRI may also enquire about the progress of your studies to continue your residence permit. Find out more >
Registering after the deadline
If you do not complete your registration by the deadline, you will lose your right to study. In this case, your study status in WebOodi is changed to "out of register". To have your study right reactivated, you are required to pay a re-enrolment fee of 35 €.
NB. The re-enrolment fee is paid into a different account than the Student Union membership fee.
The account for paying the re-enrolment fee is:
Recipient: University of Lapland
IBAN: FI90 5640 0220 2453 23
If you pay the re-enrolment fee from other than Finnish bank account, please use the following details:
IBAN: FI90 5640 0220 2453 23
Bank: Pohjolan Osuuspankki Koskikadun konttori
Address: Koskikatu 12, PL 8206, 96101 Rovaniemi, Finland
After having paid the fee, please send or bring the receipt to the Student Services. Please note that the amount has to be paid in total to the university account. Please check with your bank about possible transfer payments that might be deducted from the amount.
Registration for a single term only
If you anticipate graduating in the autumn, you only need to register for the autumn term. In that case, the Student Union membership fee will be 58 €. If your studies have been completed by 31 July and you are only requesting your degree certificate (diploma), please get in touch with the Student Services.
If you register as an attending student for the spring term only, please pay the Student Union membership fee for the spring (59 €) and contact the Student Services, to have your information entered in the register correctly.
Registration for non-degree studies
If you are not pursuing a degree at the University of Lapland, one-time registration at the beginning of your studies covers the entire duration of your studies.
Non-degree studies are:
- Studies under the Flexible Study Right scheme (JOO)
- The Arctic Studies Program
- Studies completed by international exchange students.
Student union membership fee
Membership of the Student Union and payment of the membership fee are compulsory if you are working towards a lower or higher university degree [§ 46, Universities Act (558/2009)].
- Academic year 81,50 €, autumn term only 54,50 €, spring term only 27 €.
- The fee includes the FSHS (Finnish Student Health Service, YTHS in Finnish) health care fee 28 €. The
Act on Student Health Services for Students in Higher Education will
come into force on 1 January 2021. The healthcare fee for higher
education students for the spring term 2021 is paid to Kela. Read more about the healthcare fee for higher education students.
- Other: Sport Pass (42 €/year, 30 €/term), a sticker entitling you to a range of sports activities, courses and discounts at local gyms.
More information on membership fees >
More information on student card and student ID sticker >
Membership for postgraduate students
Membership of the Student Union is optional for postgraduate students. For those wishing to join, the fee is 53 € (autumn term 29,50 €, spring term 30,50 €). Postgraduate students are not eligible for the services of the FSHS (Finnish Student Health Service, YTHS in Finnish), discounted meals at student restaurants that operate under the Kela meal subsidy system, or a student discount on train tickets from VR (The Finnish State Railways).
Academic year 2019–2020
Period 1: 12 Aug – 19 Oct 2019
Period 2: 21 Oct – 20 Dec 2019
Period 3: 7 Jan – 29 Feb 2020
Period 4: 9 Mar – 13 Jun 2020
Period 5: summer schools, no set dates
Academic year 2020–2021
Period 1: 10 Aug – 17 Oct 2020
Period 2: 19 Oct – 19 Dec 2020
Period 3: 7 Jan – 6 Mar 2021
Period 4: 15 Mar – 12 Jun 2021
Period 5: summer schools, no set dates