Registration for the Academic year 2021-2022

 

The registration must be done before the deadline informed in the admission email and on My Studyinfo.fi (login required). You must register for the whole academic year 2021 - 2022 either as being present or absent. When registered as present, you can pursue studies and receive student financial aid and other student benefits. If you register as being absent, you can begin your studies in August 2022 at the earliest.

Once you gave accepted the study place on My Studyinfo.fi a link to registration becomes active on My Studyinfo.fi.

According to the Universities Act/Polytechnics Act, a first-year student may register as absent for the academic year for the following reasons only:

  • service under the Conscription Act (1438/2007), Non-Military Service Act (1446/2007), or Act on Women's Voluntary Military Service (194/1995)
  • maternity, paternity or parental leave
  • the student cannot begin studies due to being incapacitated by personal illness or injury.

You may register your absence, but you must prove the legal grounds for your absence. Documents proving the legal grounds for your absence should be sent via email or post, or presented to the Admission Services of Karelia UAS. The documents must be supplied by 15 July 2020 by 3:00 p.m. Finnish time at the latest, at which time documents delivered by post must also be delivered.

If you are granted admission from reserve list, follow the deadlines mentioned on My Studyinfo.fi service (login required) or the email sent by the Admission Services.

If you already have a right to study for a degree and you have now been granted a new study right, you can register as absent for the academic year 2021–2022 only if you have legal grounds for your absence.

Should the legal grounds for your absence apply only to the autumn term (e.g. military service or maternity leave), you must register as absent for the entire academic year.

Should the legal grounds for your absence apply only to the spring academic term (e.g. military service or maternity leave beginning in January), you can register as present for the entire academic year. In autumn term you can then apply for a change in your registration status for the spring term in the SoleOps e-Services.

Documents that prove the legal grounds for your absence:

1) service under the Conscription Act (1438/2007), Non-Military Service Act (1446/2007), or Act on Women's Voluntary Military Service (194/1995)

  • Call-up order

2) maternity, paternity or parental leave

  • Kela's certificate regarding maternity, paternity or parental allowance period or, if the certificate has not yet been received, a medical certificate regarding the pregnancy
  • Corresponding certificates from the authorities of other countries regarding statutory parental leave

3) the student cannot begin studies due to being incapacitated by personal illness or injury

  • Sickness allowance decision or, if no decision exists, a medical certificate. The medical certificate must state which illness or injury the student suffers from, and that this condition prevents the student from beginning their studies on 1 August 2021.
  • Obstacles caused by the practical arrangements required by the illness or injury: an adequate clarification, e.g. a certificate from the student housing foundation that the student is on the waiting list for an apartment required by his or her injury. The student's own notification is not an adequate clarification.

The documents must be submitted in Finnish, Swedish or English.

Contact details for sending documents

admissions(at)karelia.fi (How to send confidential e-mail to Karelia Admission Services)

Admission Services
Karelia UAS
Tikkarinne 9
FI-80200 Joensuu