To enroll for non-attendance student
All new students are to enrol for attendance or non-attendance. Only the students who have enrolled for attendance have right of study
The student may register his/her absence via OILI or Submit the conformation form to the address given at the bottom of the page so that by sent date at the latest. If the confirmation form reaches the higher education institution after the deadline, you will lose the study place.
According to the Universities Act/Polytechnics Act, a first-year student may register as absent for the academic year for the following reasons only:
- service under the Conscription Act (1438/2007), Non-Military Service Act (1446/2007), or Act on Women's Voluntary Military Service (194/1995)
- pregnancy or parental leave
- the student cannot begin studies due to being incapacitated by personal illness or injury. (In this case, it could be made clear that this entails incapacity for the entire semester (or academic year).)
- In the first academic year, a student may also register as non-attending if he or she is unable to commence his or her studies due to an official regulation relating to the COVID-19 epidemic or some other serious grounds relating to the epidemic. (516/2020) Subsection 4 as added by virtue of Act 516/2020 is temporarily in force from 1 July 2020 to 31 July 2022
You may register your absence from Lapland University of Applied Sciences via OILI or by sending conformation form by post or by email, but you must prove the legal grounds for your absence. Documents proving the legal grounds for your absence should be sent via email or post, or presented to the Admissions Services. Your documents must be received by set date and time.
If you do not present your documents by the deadline, you will lose your right to study.
The above-mentioned reasons do not use up your study entitlement time. You must be able to prove the reason of your absence upon request. The absence period is a maximum of 1 academic year.
- If you have been absent because of military or non-military service or women’s voluntary military service during your first academic year, or you have been on maternity, paternity or parental leave, you are entitled to enrol as absent for one more academic year (two terms) for any reason during the rest of your studies (this absence does not use up your study entitlement time).
- If you have been absent because of your own illness or disability during your first academic year, you cannot enrol as absent any more; therefore your possible absence during later academic years uses up your study entitlement time.
- If you accept your study place and start your studies after 1 August 2015 and you are attending during your first academic year, you are entitled to enrol as absent for one academic year (two terms) for any reason during the rest of your studies.
You cannot complete studies or participate in instruction during your absence. You are not entitled to study grant, meal subsidy or other student benefits (e.g. fare discounts). If you enrol as absent, please remember to cancel your study grant through the e-Services of Kela (The Social Insurance Institution of Finland) at www.kela.fi/asiointi
As an absent student, you have to enrol for next year on schedule. When you continue your studies after your absence, please review your personal study plan and observe the currently valid study plan which may have been changed.
A student starting their studies must register for attendance/non-attendance when accepting the study place.
After accepting a study place, students may only register as
non-attending without the non-attendance period consuming the normative
duration of the studies if they, during their first academic year,
1) complete service in accordance with the Conscription Act (1438/2007), Non-Military Service Act (1446/2007) or the Act on Women’s Voluntary Military Service (194/1995)
Document: Conscription card (Finnish only), which proves that
the student’s military service will take place during the academic
2) are on maternity, paternity or parental leave
Documents: Kela certificate of maternity, paternity or
parental allowance period or, if it is too early for the
certificate, a medical certificate of the pregnancy. Paternity
leave can be proved with a Kela certificate of paternity leave or,
if the baby has not been born yet, a medical certificate of
the partner’s pregnancy. Equivalent certificates from the
authorities of other countries regarding statutory parental leave are
3) are unable to start their studies due to an illness or disability
Documents: Sickness allowance decision or, if such a
decision has not been issued, a medical certificate. The
medical certificate must indicate the nature of the illness or
disability and that it prevents the student from starting their
studies.A sufficient account regarding the obstacles
caused by the practical arrangements required by the illness or
disability, such as a student housing foundation certificate that the
student is in queue for a special flat required by their disability.
The student’s own statement is not sufficient. The account
must also indicate how the matter will be arranged. A
disability is a permanent state; invoking a disability alone
is not sufficient. The student must invoke another temporary reason
related to the disability.
Continuing students must register as attending or non-attending
every academic year according to the procedure specified by
the university of applied sciences (932/2014, Section 29).
Students register for one academic year at a time. However,
if the right to study will end in December, the student in
question can only register for the autumn semester. A separate
notification is provided of the registration method.
Without special grounds as specified in the applicable legislation, a
continuing student may not register as non-attending for more than two
semesters during the entire duration of the studies without the
non-attendance period consuming the normative duration of the
studies. A non-attending student cannot attend classes or exams
organised by the UAS, complete practical training as a part of
studies or receive guidance in a thesis project.
The registration information can be changed during an academic year
on special grounds (please note the limitations regarding the
first year of studies) by contacting the student services. The
special grounds can be significant changes in the student’s
life, such as severe illness of the student or their family member,
maternity or paternity leave, military or non-military service. If
necessary, the application must include a written certificate
of the matter from the relevant authority.
Contact details for sending documents and for additional information
Lapland UAS Admissions Office, Jokiväylä 11 C , FI-96300 Rovaniemi, Finland
tel +358 (0)40 511 8659 or +358 +358 (0) 400 830036