Students must pay their tuition fee for the second year of study before they can register as attending. The tuition fee for the second academic year is to be paid online by credit card (Visa , Mastercard or Finnish online banking codes) or by invoice by 31 May. The Student Services will send you a payment link or invoice at the beginning of May. The tuition fee must be paid in one lot. Please make sure that the credit card limit is sufficient to complete the payment. Please also remember to check possible country or other restrictions concerning your credit card before completing the payment. Once your tuition fee has been received, you will be registered as attending for the whole academic year and you will be notified about this. You do not need to pay separately the membership fee for the Student Union (HYY) as it is included in the tuition fee.
If you wish to register as non-attending for the whole academic year, for the autumn term or for the spring term, please contact the Student Services before paying the tuition fee. Please note that if you are registered as non-attending you cannot attend classes or complete studies at the University of Helsinki. We will also inform your programme of your non-attendance. It is also likely that your non-attendance will affect your application for extending your residence permit. Please note that if you were awarded a second year Study Grant you must register as attending for the whole academic year.
Third academic year (master's)
These same rules apply if you are delayed in your studies and must study for a third academic year so as to graduate. You can register as attending for the following autumn term, in which case you must pay half the tuition fee. The fee will be charged by term until you have completed the degree.
Cancelling your registration
You can cancel your registration by contacting the Student Services. To cancel your registration for the autumn term or the entire academic year, contact the Student Services by 31 August. Registrations for the spring term must be cancelled by 15 January. You can claim a refund of the tuition fee from the Student Services by 30 September/31 January. Please note that the University withholds 300€ from the refund for administrative costs.