Welcome back to student life!
To make your return as smooth as possible, make sure the following tasks are completed as soon as possible:
- If your right to study has expired, apply for an extension from your faculty. You won't need an extension if you began your studies before the legislation on the target duration of studies (in 2004 or earlier).
- Register as an attending student. If you have forgotten to register for attendance or non-attendance for several consecutive terms, begin by applying for the reinstatement of your right to pursue a degree and pay the re-enrolment fee.
- Activate your University of Helsinki user account.
- Obtain a student card. If you already have a student card, obtain a new year sticker for it.
The Instructions for Students website (the site you are currently visiting) contains a great deal of useful information in support of studying. If you have been away from the University for a longer period, you should familiarise yourself with the key digital services and learning environments for students.
If you started your degree before 2017, you have been transferred to a new degree programme after the transition period of the degree reform ended on 18.12.2020. You should start reading the instructions from the Instructions for students who began their studies before 2017 section.
If you need help in getting started with and planning your studies, you can contact your on-site Student Services desk. The contact information for Student Services is available here. Especially for planning studies, booking an appointment using the booking system is recommended.