Study Rights and Registration

All students enrolled in the University of Oulu, including Bachelors and Masters and postgraduate students and students taking non-degree studies, are obligated to register to the university annually, in order to be able to exercise their right to study. Open University students and Extension School students, including MBA students, do not register to the university,

Students register to the university in the beginning of the academic year for both autumn and spring term, either as present or absent student. Only those registered as present can pursue their studies. All students studying for a Bachelors or Masters degree are members of the Student Union and pay the Student Union membership fee before the registration.

Students who fail to register will loose their right to study.  They will no longer be able to use university information systems, email, WebOodi or Library databases. They also cannot have student financial aid. Re-registering after the study right has been lost requires the student to pay the re-registration fee 35€. (Council of State’s Decree 1082/2009). This applies to all bachelor's, master's and doctoral level students.

On issues concerning registration, contact Faculty Study Affairs or email study (at)

See Registration pages to find out when and how to register.


Annual registration

Registration period for current students for academic year 2019-20: May 2 - Sept 12, 2019.

Registration period for spring term 2020: Dec 1, 2019 – Jan 31, 2020





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.

Student Affairs Forms