Annual registration for doctoral candidates
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Attendance registration of doctoral students
All degree students must register as attending or non-attending for each academic year, regardless of whether they are pursuing a Bachelor’s, Master’s or doctoral degree.
The Academic Year and Teaching Periods
The academic year begins on 1 August and ends on the last day of the following July.
Full- or part-time doctoral studies
When you register as an attending student, you are asked to assess how actively you intend to pursue your doctoral studies in the coming academic year and how actively you studied in the previous year.
Monitoring of doctoral study progress
The University of Helsinki monitors the progress of its doctoral students when six years have passed since their right to pursue doctoral studies was issued.
Resuming doctoral studies
Have you taken a break from your studies? Did you forget to register for the academic year?
How can I request a certificate of student status?
The certificate of student status is a free-of-charge certificate of attendance or non-attendance available to all degree students.