Master's Degree Student Register as attending
All international students have to register as a student of the University upon their enrolment. Being registered as attending is a prerequisite for signing up for any courses or accessing the university information systems.
For students required to pay a tuition fee, this fee is to be paid before registration. In order to enroll as an Ulapland student, you need to pay for the Student Union Membership fee 81,50 € 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 and student health care services for autumn 2020. The student health care service payment procedure will change for spring 2021. More information on the practical details in connection with the payment of the fee will be provided on Kela web page in autumn 2020. Please prepare to pay this compulsory fee for spring 2021.
Payment may be made by credit card. Information on alternative payment methods is available at the Student Union web pages. The membership fee also covers the services of the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) for one academic year. Please follow the more detailed instructions for fee payment and registration provided in the e-mail sent to you by the Student Services.
Once your registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from the Student Services. Please note that your right to study enters into force 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 Right to Study is in force.
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.