Registration with the University for Postgraduate Education

New licentiate and doctoral candidates

New licentiate and doctoral candidates can register at any time during the academic year.

Registration as an attending student is done automatically at the Student Centre.

  • Registration as an attending student is done automatically at the Student Centre after the faculty has issued you the right to pursue the degree and you have accepted the study place (if needed).
    • In the coming years you are to register according to the instructions for Current licentiate and doctoral candidates (see below)
  • After registration you may join the Student Union.
    • The membership includes a fee and is optional for licentiate and doctoral candidates. Please contact the Student Centre to receive the needed documents for payments.
  • After registration you will receive email from Student Centre, including e.g. more information on the Student Union.

Current licentiate and doctoral candidates

Registration period

Registration period for the Academic Year 2017-2018 begins 1 June 2017 and ends 31 August 2017.

  • This concerns all students registered with the University of Turku as attending or non-attending for the Spring semester 2017 and whose study right is still valid in 2017 Autumn.
  • Information on registration will be sent utu-email to these students in May.
  • Students who have not registered for Spring Semester 2017 as attending or non-attending need to re-register with the University and need to pay €35 fee for re-registration

Registration period for the Spring Semrter 2018 begins 1 December 2017 and ends 15 January 2018.

  • This concerns students who have first registered with the University only for autumn semester 2017 and who register separately for the spring semester 2018. 
  • Students who register separately for spring semester 2018 and have not registered for Autumn semester 2017 with the University of Turku as an attending or non-attending student need to pay €35 fee for re-registration.

Registration with the University in Nettiopsu

Information on registration is available in Nettiopsu during the registration period.

  • Students who join the Student Union must register by paying the Student Union membership. All needed information is available in Nettiopsu. 
    • It is possible to pay online, but if you choose to pay with bank transfer remember to use the personal banking reference number and pay the exact sum.
  • Students who do not join the Student Union register online through Nettiopsu. 
    • Alternatively you may register by contacting the Student Centre by e-mail or by post.
    • The University of Turku does not offer registration services by phone.

Changes to personal information

Please inform the University of changes in name or address to university.

  • Address and place of domicile may be updated in Nettiopsu.
  • For other changes, please inform the Student Services, registration [at]
  • Please inform the Admission and Student Affairs also if you have received a Finnish identity number or Finnish citizenship.

Student card for licentiate and doctoral candidates​

Licentiate and doctoral candidates who join the Student Union can obtain a postgradute student's student card. For more information, please visit the website of the supplier of the card, Frank.

Sticker to an old card may be collected from the office of the Student Union.

The benefits for postgraduate students are limited. Note especially that postgraduate students are no longer entitled to the services of FSHS! 


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