Attendance and Non-attendance

Registration for attendance

Only when registered as attending, the student has the right to take part in examinations, have the credits entered to the Study Register, or receive the degree from the faculty. Attendance is required also for receiving student financial aid.

The new academic year begins 1 August. Everybody willing to participate in examinations in August must register before the exam. Registering for course in Nettiopsu requires also attendance for the semester when course begins. 

Only attending students may pay the Student Union Membership fee and receive the student benefits.

  • Student Union membership is compulsory for all Bachelor's and Master's degree students. Membership is optional for PhD and exchange students.Other students are nor eligible to join the Student Union.

Registration for non-attendance

Non-attending students may neither pursue studies at the University of Turku nor be a member of the Student Union. Students registered for non-attendance don't have to pay any fees (re-registration fee is charged if necessary). Common reasons for non-attendance are studying abroad and military service.

Status of registration has an influence on the demarcation of study time

Degree students whose study right begun 1.8.2005 or after must be aware of the demarcation of study time. The status of registration is taken on the last day of each semester. 

Change of status from non-attending to attending

You can change your status from non-attending to attending at any time during the academic year.

  • It is possible to change status from non-attending to attending in Nettiopsu during the registration period.
  • In other case please contact the Student Centre Disco.

Change of status from attending to non-attending

If you want to change attendance to non-attendance, it is possible only during registration period and only if you have not received any credits or university degree during that semester.

  • Registration period for whole academic year and  autumn semester 1 June - 31 August. Registration period for spring semester 1 December - 15 January.
  • To change the status please contact the Student Centre Disco.


It is possible to get a refund of the Student Union membership fee

If you have paid the Student Union membership fee and change your registration status according to these instructions you are allowed to get a refund from the fee.

Due dates

  • Of autumn semester or whole academic year by 30 September
  • Of spring semester by 28 February
  • If these days are on weekend, then the due date is the next working day
  • The due dates are the deadline when the student needs to contact the Student Union at the latest
  • Same due dates are valid for students who want to receive only the Health Care fee (YTHS)

How to get the refund?

  • First contact the Student Centre Disco to receive a form for the Student Union. Then you have to contact the Student Union for refund.
  • For the Student Union you beed to have the receipt of your payment.



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