Master's Degree Student Register as attending
All international students have to register as a student of the University upon their enrollment. You have to be registered as attending in order to sign up for any courses or access the university information systems.
If you are required to pay a tuition fee, you have to complete the tuition fee payment before you can register for attendence.
In order to enroll as an Ulapland student, you need to pay for the Student Union Membership fee 59,00 € (academic year 2024-2025) and register for attendance. All degree students are automatically members of the Student Union of the University of Lapland (called Lapin yliopiston ylioppilaskunta – LYY) and have to pay the membership fee before registering to the university (Universities Act (645/97/40)).
As a member of the Student Union you are entitled to certain discounts, such as cheaper lunches at the university, discount on train tickets and long-distance bus tickets. Payment may be made by credit card. Information on alternative payment methods is available at the Student Union web pages. Please follow the more detailed instructions for fee payment and registration provided in the e-mail sent to you by the Student Services.
The compulsory health care fee for students in higher education is paid to Kela twice a year. If you have social security coverage in another EU/EEA country or in Switzerland or in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, you do not have to pay the healthcare fee. In this case you have to send Kela your valid health insurance document. See detailed instructions and pay the fee here.
Once your registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from the Student Services. Please note that your study rights begins on 1 August (the first day of the academic year) at the earliest. Once your personal information has been entered into the system, you will receive an automatic e-mail message from the University study system, but you can only activate your user ID once your study right is valid.
By presenting the study certificate, you are eligible for student-priced meals at student restaurants and health services at FSHS (Finnish Student Health Service) until you receive your student ID card.
Registering as non-attending
As a first-year student, you may register as non-attending if you are
- completing compulsory military service, voluntary military service (for women) or non-military service; or
- on maternity, paternity or parental leave; or
- unable to begin your studies due to illness or injury.