New Students | Study Place Confirmation and Registration

All new students admitted to the University of Oulu are required to make a study place confirmation and register to the University.

Study Place Confirmation and Registration

Degree students

Students confirm their study place in My Studyinfo service.

Students who have a notification of acceptance as a student in University of Oulu in My Studyinfo service in 28th of June 2018 or earlier, need to confirm their study place by July 10, 2018 at 15.00 / 3.00 pm (GMT +3). If you don’t confirm your study place by the due date, you will lose the study place. 

Confirm your study place after you have received an email notification with instructions on how to do the confirmation digitally. After confirming your study place, you will be redirected to OILI online service where you can register as present student to the University and pay the Student Union Membership fee. You can only register as present to the whole academic year. If you are unable to register digitally, you can do this also at Faculty Study Affairs.

If you have to register as an absent student you need to do this registration at Faculty Study Affairs.

All new students have to register to University either as a present or absent  by August 13, 2018, at 15.00 / 3:00 pm. Deadline for new International Master's students to register either as present or absent is September 30, 2018.

You can also register to the University at Faculty Study Affairs. If you have to register as an absent student you need to do this registration at Faculty Study Affairs.

If your acceptance is conditional, you will not be redirected to the payment and registration page. In this case, after your conditional acceptance becomes confirmed, you will receive an email with the instructions on how to proceed.

Those students who have been accepted after 28th of June need to confirm their study place in 10 days from the date of acceptance notification. If a student doesn’t confirm the study place as instructed they will lose their study place.

On issues concerning registration contact Faculty Study Affairs

Students conditionally accepted to a Master’s degree programme, deadline to submit a certified copies of your degree certificate and transcript
• June 7, 2018 by 15.00 / 3 pm (GMT +3): students graduating from a Finnish University of Applied Sciences
• July 27, 2018 by 15.00 / 3 pm (GMT +3): students graduating from abroad or a Finnish research University

Exchange students

Confirm your exchange period in SoleMOVE application database. You will receive instructions on how to make the Student Union fee payment digitally and complete the university registration process approx. 1 month prior to the start of your exchange.

Registering as absent

According to Universities Act first year student can register as absent only due to:

  1. performing service under the Conscription Act (Asevelvollisuuslaki 1438/2007),the  Non-Military Service Act (S1446/2007), or the Act on Women’s Voluntary Military Service (194/1995)
  2. maternity, paternity or parent leave, or
  3. student’s personal illness or injury

You can not register as absent to the University of Oulu using OILI Service. This is done by sending document to Faculty Study Affairs.

Read more on registering as absent.


Students registering as present need to pay The Student Union membership fee is 109 EUR/academic year and includes a student health care fee of 54 EUR. The fee per term is 54,50 EUR and the health care fee is 27 EUR.

In case the student is a registered student at multiple Finnish universities, they still have to pay the full fee of all student unions. You can apply for a refund for overlapping health fees from that student union where the latest health care fee was paid to. Apply for relief for membership fee by September 30, 2018 for autumn term, and by January 31, 2019 for spring term. Post-graduate student membership fee is not affected by this.

Student account

At the beginning of your studies, you are granted with a personal student account. The student account is your key to uses systems and services at the University. Student account is valid as long as you are registered as a present at the University of Oulu.

You will also get a University of Oulu email address that will be used to send important study related information during your studies.

Read more on Student Account from IT Administration Services.

Student number and Student card

After you have activated your student account according to IT Admistration Services' instructions, you can login to WebOodi. After login, you can see your student number under "Welcome to WebOodi" heading.

Instructions on how to order a student card are found from The Student Union of the University of Oulu’s pages.

Last updated: 27.8.2018