Registration with the University for Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate education covers both licentiate and doctoral degrees. Licentiate in Medicine and Licentiate in Dentistry are master level degrees.

The right to pursue a licentiate or doctoral degree is issued by the faculty. The study right and registration with the University s entered into Nettiopsu (study register system) in the Student Centre Disco. You may contact the Student Centre Dusco in any matters of university registration.

Registration instructions

New study right

There is no registration period for new licentiate or doctoral candidates.

Accept the offered study place (doctoral candidates)

  • Accect the offered study place at Studyinfo.

Your first registration as attending student for licentiate/PhD studies is done automatically

  • Registration as an attending student is done automatically at the Student Centre Disco after acceptance. For new licentiate candidates after faculty's decision.
  • If you do not begin your studies and want to register as non-attending please notice that you'll need to have a special reason:
    • According to the Universities Act/Polytechnics Act, a first-year student may register as absent (non-attending) for the academic year for special reasons only.
    • Required documents are mentoined in instructions for new Master's degree student.
  • This means that you do not have to take care of the registration yourself in the first year.

When your registration is completed you will receive e-mail from the Student Centre Disco.

  • After that you can activate your IT account, join the Student Union if you want and order the student card.

In the coming years you are to register according to the instructions for current licentiate and doctoral candidates.

Current licentiate and doctoral candidates

Registration period is annually 1 June - 31 August.

  • Registration period for the Spring Semester only is 1 December - 15 January.
  • See also General instructions for registration.

Registration takes place in Nettiopsu

  • Registration requires your IT user account to be activated.
  • Alternatively you may register by contacting the Student Centre Disco by e-mail disco[at]utu.fi. Remember to give your student number in the email.
  • The University of Turku does not offer registration services by phone.

If you haven't been registered at all during the previous semester you can not register in Nettiopsu but you have to contact Student Centre Disco disco[at]utu.fi.

Student Union membership

Student Union membership is voluntary for those completing postgraduate degree.

  • If you want to join the Student Union, please contact the Student Centre Disco to receive the needed documents for payments.
  • If you join the Student Union you can also get the student card.
  • Sticker to an old card may be collected from the office of the Student Union.
  • Check the student benefits at Student Union's website.