After registration

 

The study right issued by the Faculty will be entered into study register, Nettiopsu, in the Student Centre Disco. You will receive an email right after your new study right has been processed.

 

You can read information how to begin with your studies on your faculty website. Welcome to study at the University of Turku!

 

Activate IT user account
  • Activate your UTU-account for IT services. You need the account  to use computers, email, data systems and other IT resources at the University.
  • Please note that all official information will be sent to UTU e-mail only.
  • Read more information from the IT services website. If you have problems concerning your UTU-account, please contact IT services (helpdesk [at] utu.fi)
Study register Nettiopsu

Nettiopsu is University's study register, where information on study rights and credits are entered.

  • Check all the personal information entered into study register system
    • Update your contact information and your permission to use your information. You can do these updaes yourself in Nettiopsu.
    • Infrom the Student Centre Disco for other changes or corrections. Please remember to tell you student number or Finnish ID code in your message to Disco.
  • Check your student number
    • You'll need the number within University and when ordering a student card
  • Check your current study rights
    • targeted completion time of your study right will show your study time (demarcation of study time)
  • Register with the University as attending or non-attending
    • Only in case you need to register personally
  • Print out a certificate of registration (unofficial)
    • You will get an official certificate from the Student Centre Disco or your Faculty Office
  • Make your personal study plan
  • Register for courses and exams
  • Check your course results
    • a transcript of study records lists all the courses completed and credits accumulated
    • it is possible to see results by academic year
    • print out a transcript in pdf form

The results for completed study units are entered into the study register in the departments. Please check that your transcript is updated correctly.

In order to login to Nettiopsu you need to have an active UTU-account for IT services at the University.

After receiving UTU-account you can read more information on Nettiopsu at university intranet.

Finnish identity number

International students staying longer than three months in Finland should obtain a Finnish identity number

Finnish ID is needed for example for opening a bank account, activating your electronics student card and for university database as well as for statistical purposes.

  • When you have the identity number, please scan the decision paper you got and send it to the Student Centre Disco.
  • Local register office will be in the Student Centre Disco at the beginning of September and January. If you get the Finnish identity number then, you don't have to send it to Disco anymore.

Your Finnish identity number will be updated in Nettiopsu (Personal data).

Student Union membership and student card

Student union membership

  • Student Union membership is compulsory for undergraduate students and voluntary for exchange and PhD students (Universities Act 558/2009, 46§).
  • Students in Double degree programmes need to join the Student Union only when studies are completed in Turku.
  • Other students are not eligible to join the Student Union. Therefore students in non-degree or specialisation studies are not allowed to join the Student Union.

Student Card

  • Student card is a sign of your membership in Student Union.
  • After paying the Student Union fee, you can order your student card at Frank's website
  • Frank App can be downloaded on Android and iOS phones.

Please read more information on student benefits and student card in Student Union website.

Bachelor/Master level students: The Student Union fee for spring 2021 does not incude the fee for FSHS (Health Care)

The Act on Student Health Services for Students in Higher Education will come into force on 1 January 2021.

Starting in January 2021, students in universities of applied sciences and academic universities who are entitled to use the services of the Finnish Student Health Service (YTHS) will pay a healthcare fee to Kela.

  • Students who are liable to pay the fee are students who have registered as attending and who are completing a bachelor's or master's level university degree .
  • Incoming exchange students, students in open university and students in tailor-made, customer-specific training programmes are not entitled to use the services of the Finnish Student Health Service, and thus they do not have to pay the healthcare fee. 

No bill will be sent on the healthcare fee, and thus the student has to pay the fee to Kela on his or her own initiative.

Kela will begin to collect the healthcare fee in the spring term of 2021.

Registration in the following years

Your registration with the University is valid for the current academic year.

In the following years

  • all Bachelor's, Master's or PhD students need to register with the University personally
  • in non-degree studies the registration is entered automatically annually
  • in some programmes in the Faculty of Medicine the registration is entered automatically for a certain period on time and after that the student needs to register personally

You will receive email on registration

  • If you need to register personally, you will receive information from the Student Centre Disco to your UTU email when the registrarion period is valid.
  • Also in the case that your registration has been entered automatically, you will receive email from the Student Centre Disco to your UTU email after the registration.
Personal information and data protection

According to section 26 of the Act on Personal Data Register (523/99) the registered person has the right to check the information entered in the register concerning himself/herself. You can see the information in Nettiopsu. If there are errors in your data, please contact the Student Centre Disco. Please remember to tell you student number or Finnish ID code in your message to Disco.

It is important that you keep your personal information updated!

Special instructions for:

Bachelor's and Master's degree students

Your registration with the University is valid for one academic year at the time. In the following years all Bachelor's and Master's degree students need to register with the University personally in Nettiopsu.

You will receive information from the Student Centre Disco to your UTU email when the registration period is valid.

Student card

If you have registered as attending you may order a student card as a sign of your membership in the Student Union

  • It is possible to order a student card only after 1 Aug.
Doctoral candidates

University of Turku Graduate School (UTUGS)

Information for doctoral candidates is gathered at University of Turku Graduate School (UTUGS) website.

Registration with the University

Your registration with the University is valid for one academic year at the time. In the following years you need to register with the University personally in Nettiopsu.

You will receive information from the Student Centre Disco to your UTU email when the registration period is valid.

Student Union membership and Student card

Student Union membershion is voluntary for PhD students. Contact the Student Centre Disco if you want to join the Student Union. Please remember to tell you student number or Finnish ID code in your message to Disco.

  • After paying the student union membership feeyou may order a student card as a sign of your membership in the Student Union
  • It is possible to order a student card only after 1 Aug (in case your study right begin in Autumn semester).
  • Please note that benefits for PhD students are limited compared to benefits for Bachelor and Master level students.
students in FITech Network

Welcome to FITech studies at the University of Turku!

You have been granted a study right for the FITech courses you have applied for. Your study right is valid for two academic years. As a FITech student you don't need to register separately for the academic year. You have been registered automatically for the duration of your study right.

  • You can find you student number in study register system, Nettiopsu
  • You can also check and update your personal information there.

You will need a University of Turku username and password, UTU-account, to login to Nettiopsu and your UTU email

  • Please remember to read you UTU email, because through email you will get important information regarding your studies. You can re-direct your UTU emails to yous home university's email.

University of Turku Study Guide is important portal for you for all information relating to studies and courses

  • Remember to sign up for the courses!
  • You can find all of the course information and schedules in the Study Guide.
  • Signing up for courses, exercise groups and exams in done via Nettiopsu

Credit transfer to your home university

  • You are responsible for providing your home university with information on completed courses.

  • If your home university is Finnish and part of the Puro network, you may send studies to your home university through Puro application.

  • If your home university is abroad or does not use Puro application, a transcript of records can be obtained from Nettiopsu or from Student Centre Disco upon request. Please remember to tell you student number or Finnish ID code in your message to Disco.

Privacy Notice of Processing Personal Data of Students in Education

Contact Details

students from ÅAU whose JOO study right has been given automatically
  • In some degree programmes opererated together with Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU) and University of Turku (UTU) the study right for non-degree studies in UTU is given automatically.
  • In these programmes the study right in UTU is valid only for the same time as the Bachelor's/Master's study right in ÅAU.
  • Also the registration in UTU requires registering in ÅAU. The status of registration and study right will be checked from ÅAU annually.
  • If the student hasn't registered with ÅAU the registration in UTU will be canceled.
  • When the student graduates in ÅAU the stydy is no longer valid in UTU.
  • Studies from Åbo Akademi University are not transferred automatically to UTU

 

According to EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)  the registered person has the right to check the information entered in the register concerning himself/herself. You can see the information in Nettiopsu. If there are errors in your data, please contact the Student Centre Disco.