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Tampere University Student's Handbook

Enrolment for the academic year

Tampere University and TAMK

Enrolment for the academic year

The enrolment period for the academic year 2022 - 2023 began on 4 May 2022 and ended on 1 September 2022 on the OILI-service. Please remember that the enrolment for the academic year needs to be done before you can sign up for courses.

If you need to change your enrolment status for the spring semester 2023 from “attending” to “absent”, please contact the Student Affairs Office at studentservices.tau[at] by 5 January 2023.

If you need to change your enrolment status for the spring semester from “absent” to “attending", you can do so on the OILI-service between 14 November 2022 and 5 January 2023.

University students who are entitled to use the services of the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) have been required since January 2021 to pay a student healthcare fee to Kela for each academic term. All students who are registered as attending for the current term and are studying for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree are entitled to FSHS services. You are not billed for the student healthcare fee but must make sure to pay it in OmaKela for each academic term. For further information and payment instructions, please visit Kela's page How to pay the student healthcare fee.

Scholarships and tuition fee payment after the first year of studies

Please note if you are liable to pay tuition fees, you cannot enrol for the next academic year until your scholarship has been continued or you have paid the tuition fee.

In consecutive years, the annual fee must be paid before semester enrolment. A fee-paying student is only able to enrol as an attending student once s/he has paid the tuition fee. In spring 2022, a new online payment system will be employed in tuition fee payments. Payment methods will include credits cards, MobilePay and Finnish online banking. You can pay the tuition fee through this link Tuition fee payment for the spring semester 2023.

For further information, please visit Tampere University Student's Handbook pages Scholarships for fee-paying students admitted in 2020 or earlierScholarships for fee-paying students admitted in 2021 or later and Tuition fees.

If you have any questions about enrolment, please contact the Student Affairs Office.

Degree students

All university students are required to enrol either as attending or absent for each academic year in order to retain their right to study. Students who fail to enrol by the enrolment deadline lose their right to pursue studies at Tampere University. The deadline for enrolling for the academic year 2022 - 2023 is 1 September 2022.

If you intend to complete studies, enrol as attending. Only students who are enrolled as attending can take part in education provided by the University, complete exams and graduate.

Students who enrol as absent do not have to pay the Student Union membership fee. If the absence is due to a cause prescribed in law, a related certificate must be submitted to the Student Affairs Office.

Students who accepted their place at the University on 1 August 2015 or later can enrol as absent during their studies:

  • For one academic year (two academic semesters) without a cause prescribed in law
  • For an unlimited period for causes prescribed in law (military service based on the Finnish Conscription Act, the Non-Military Service Act or the act on voluntary military service for women, or a maternity, paternity or parental leave). If your absence is due to one of these reasons, you must produce related proof or a certificate (such as a military passport or a certificate on a maternity, paternity or parental allowance period by the Finnish Social Insurance Institution KELA) to avoid the period of absence from being counted towards your time-to-degree.
Published: 21.2.2019
Updated: 21.10.2022