Registration for current Bachelor's and Master's degree students

University registration. Bachelor's and Master's degrees at the University of Turku are concidered as undergraduate degrees. Student Union membership is compulsory for all undergraduate students who will register as attending students (Universities Act 558/2009, 46§).

Registration with the University is done annually and the registration is valid for the whole academic year.

  • Registration period for the academic year is annually 1 June - 31 August
  • Registration period for the Spring semester is 1 December - 15 January (For the spring semester 2023 from 1 December 2022 to 16 January 2023)

Registration takes place in OILI service

Registration period

All Bachelor's, Master's and PhD level students need to register with the University of Turku annually.

New academic year begins 1 Aug.

  • Registration period for degree students is 1 June - 31 Aug
  • Registration period for the spring semester is 1 Dec - 15 Jan (for the spring semester 2023 from 1 December 2022 to 16 Januay 2023). This concerns only students who have first registered with the University only for autumn semester and who register separately for the spring semester.
  • You can't register before the registration period begins.
  • It is not possible to do the registration retrospectively either.

More detailed information will be provided to students in the registration e-mail in the spring semester 2022.

  • Registration instructions will be sent to UTU email to all degree students whose study right is still valid and who have registered with the University as attending or non-attending during the previous academic year.

Please read also General instructions for registration.

Registration as an attending student (present)

Student Union membership is compulsory for all undergraduate students who will register as attending students (Universities Act 558/2009, 46§).

Registration as an attending student is done by paying the Student Union membership fee.

Registration is done in the Oili registration service (link below).

  • In the Oili registration service, enrollment is made on a per-right basis, in which case you can register separately as attending for one study right and non-attending for another.
  • In the Oili service you can also register for different statuses for the autumn and spring semesters (ie attendance / absence can be selected on a semester-by-semester basis)
  • You can pay voluntary fees together with the membership fee.

In case you can not login into Oili service

  • It is possible to register also by contacting the Student Centre Disco by e-mail (disco@utu.fi) or by post. Please remember to tell you student number or Finnish ID code in your message to Disco. 
  • The University of Turku does not offer registration services by phone.

Only when your registration becomes visible, you can:

  • register for courses or exams
  • pick up a new sticker for your student card from the Student Union.
  • receive a certificate of your registration from the Student Centre Disco or your Faculty office.
Attending bachelor’s/master’s degree student: remember to pay the student healthcare fee to Kela (once per term)

Who must pay the healthcare fee for students in higher education?

  • 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.
  • You do not have to pay the healthcare fee if you have social security coverage from another EU/EEA country or from Switzerland or the United Kingdom. Even if you do not have to pay the fee, you can still use the services of the Finnish Student Health Service. Read more: How should I proceed if I have social security coverage in another EU/EEA country or in Switzerland or the United Kingdom?

  • 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. 

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.

  • The student union membership fee no longer includes the health care fee.
  • The amount that must be paid is defined in a Government Decree and may vary from year to year.
  • In 2022, the student healthcare fee in higher education will be EUR 35.80 per term.

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.

  • The fee must be paid even if you do not use FSHS services.
  • The fee is paid to Kela once per term, i.e., twice a year. The due dates are:
    • The due date for the spring semester is January 31, if you have registered to attend by then. If you register for the spring term 1.2. or after, the due date is 31.7.
    • The due date for the autumn semester is September 30, if you have registered to attend by then. If you register for the autumn semester 1.10. or after, the due date is 31.12.

How to pay

  • A. If you have Finnish online banking credentials:
    • The healthcare fee can be paid via Kela's e-service (in Finnish): Hakemukset ja ilmoitukset > Korkeakouluopiskelijan terveydenhoitomaksu
    • On the e-service, you will be directed to your online bank to effect the payment, or you can print the payment details for later use.
  • B. If you cannot use the e-service for instance because you do not have Finnish online banking credentials:
    • Please pay the fee to Kela as a bank transfer. Please see Kela's webpage for the payment details.
  • Please read more information on payments at Kela website.

---

Information on the services and the service network of the Finnish Student Health Service is available on the website of the Finnish Student Health Service.

Registration as a non-attending student (absent)

Registration as a non-attending student

  • There is no Student Union membership fee charged if you decide to register as a non-attending student.
  • Registration is done in the Oili registration service.
    • In the Oili registration service, enrollment is made on a per-right basis, in which case you can register separately as attending for one study right and non-attending for another.
    • In the Oili service you can also register for different statuses for the autumn and spring semesters (ie attendance / absence can be selected on a semester-by-semester basis)
  • UTU user account is active for non-attending students also.

In case you can not login into Oili

  • It is possible to register also by contacting Student Centre Disco by e-mail (disco@utu.fi ) or by post. Please remember to tell you student number or Finnish ID code in your message to Disco. 
  • The University of Turku does not offer registration services by phone.