According to the Universities Act/Polytechnics Act (932(2014) a first-year student may register as absent for the academic year for the following reasons only:
Documents proving the legal grounds for your absence must be received by the date of acceptance of the study place.
It is compulsory for every student to enroll at the Oulu University of Applied Sciences every academic year. The enrolment must be completed for the whole academic year (1st August – 31st July). First year students have to enroll according to the instructions given in the notification of admission. If a student has not completed his/her enrolment within the given time limit he/she will lose his/her right to study.
A student admitted to education leading to a UAS qualification must confirm his or her acceptance of the study place by the date given in the acceptance letter. A student who has been admitted from a reserve place must confirm that he or she will accept the study place by the date set by the university of applied sciences. If the applicant does not confirm the acceptance of the study place by the deadline, he or she will lose it.
If the applicant does not wish to accept the study place to which he or she has been admitted, he or she will notify the university of applied sciences in question of this fact in writing.
Enrolment is carried out simultaneously with the official confirmation of the study place. Enrolment as an attending or absent student is carried out every academic year. The enrolment alternatives are:
At the beginning of the academic year:
Students commencing their studies at the beginning of the spring term:
A student can enrol as absent for a total of one academic year. This will not reduce the validity period of his or her study right. Absence without notice reduces the student's study right duration.
The rights of an attending student:
The rights of an absent student:
Obligations of a student who continues studies after an absence:
Possible changes to the student's attendance or absence notification are at the discretion of the school in question.
A study right may be returned upon application in the manner prescribed by the rector.
With regard to specialised vocational studies, the confirmation of the study place and enrolment in studies takes place in a manner determined by the university of applied sciences of which the applicant will be informed when he or she is notified of being admitted as a student. It is not possible to enrol as absent in specialised vocational studies.