How to accept the study place and enrol

Instructions in a nutshell

 

When the admissions result is final on your part, please do the following things:

  1. Confirm the study place no later than 8 July 2019 (3pm Finnish time).
    You have received an e-mail with a confirmation link from the address noreply@opintopolku.fi. Click the link and confirm the study place. In case you cannot confirm your study place online, please use the paper form below and deliver it to us no later than 8 July 2019 (3pm Finnish time). The form for accepting your study place
     
  2. Remember to pay the tuition fee (only non-EU and non-EEA students studying in English). Instructions and invoices have been sent via e-mail for those students who are required to pay the tuition fee.
     
  3. Enrol as attending and pay the student union fee by 8 July 2019 (3pm Finnish time).
    Enrol and pay the student union fee when you confirm the study place online. If you cannot enrol online, please use a paper form below and deliver it together with the receipt to us than 8 July 2019 (3pm Finnish time). Do note, that it's not allowed to enrol as absent unless you have a legal ground for your absence. Student registration form + payment instructions for the Student Union fee (the document is in 3 languages, Englisg version on page 2)
     
  4. In case you have been accepted conditionally, please deliver your certificates no later than 8 July 2019 (3pm Finnish time).

Admissions Office, summer 2019

 

The Admissions Offices at the Academies are closed in July. You can reach us by e-mail at hakijapalvelut@uniarts.fi. We try to answer as soon as possible. However, we will unfortunately not be available every day.

University of the Arts Helsinki’s summer Admissions Office is open at Töölönkatu 3 A (4th floor) on 8 July 2019 between 12 and 3pm, tel. +358 50 3601 703.

Checklist for the new students
  • ACCEPT YOUR STUDY PLACE
  • PAY THE TUITION FEE (if that is required of you)
  • REGISTER FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR and PAY the Student Union fee
  • MAKE SURE that you have the funds for your studies
  • APPLY for a residence permit (if needed)
  • APPLY for an apartment/room (e.g. www.hoas.fi)
  • FIND OUT when your studies begin
  • ORDER a student card (9 August earliest)
Important information for international students

Registering with the authorities

NON-EU / NON-EEA NATIONALS:

  • If you are not a citizen of EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland you are to apply for a residence permit. You can apply for a permit online here: https://enterfinland.fi/eServices
    Read the instructions on applying for the residence permit here: Information for International Degree Students 2019 by Finnish Immigration Service MIGRI
  • Please read all the information through carefully! More information can also be found here: The Finnish Immigration Service - Studying in Finland
  • It is recommended to apply for the residence permit as soon as you have received a confirmation of your study place. A residence permit is valid for up to five years.
  • When applying for your residence permit, you should ask to be registered in the Finnish Population Information System and receive a Finnish personal ID-code (i.e. social security number) at the same time as you are issued with the permit. The code is not given automatically, you have to ask for it when applying for the residence permit. The code will make your life in Finland easier. The code can also be applied for later and you can ask for the registration at your Local Register Office (Maistraatti) after you have arrived in Finland. See more information here: Personal identity code in connection with the residence permit
  • When already in Finland you are to report to a Local Register Office (Maistraatti) and register the same information as Finnish citizens do (name, date of birth, nationality, familial relationships and address) in the Population Information System (municipal registration). This is useful to do in case you are entitled to student discount in local transportation.
    NOTE! When you receive your personal ID-code, remember to update your info to your academy's Study Services!
     

EU / EEA NATIONALS:

  • If you are a citizen of the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland you will not require a residence permit for Finland. However, you are to register your right of residence. Complete the registration application in the e-service Enter Finland. You should submit the application within three months of the date of your entry into Finland. Information on EU/EEA citizens’ registration is available here: Registering an EU citizen's right of residence
  • Nordic (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, and Icelandic) citizens are an exception to this and should register their residence at a Local Register Office (Maistraatti). Information on Nordic citizens’ registration is available here: Moving between the Nordic countries
  • After registering their right of residence, EU/EEA citizens are required to report to a Local Register Office (Maistraatti) and register the same information as Finnish citizens do (name, date of birth, nationality, familial relationships and address) in the Population Information System (municipal registration) and apply for a Finnish personal ID-code (i.e. social security number). The code will make your life in Finland easier. This is useful to do for example in case you are entitled to student discount in local transportation.
    NOTE! When you receive your personal ID-code, remember to update your info to your academy's Study Services!

 

Health care and insurance

  • Third-country nationals must attach details of their comprehensive health insurance cover to their residence permit application. (Third-country national means any person who is not a citizen of the European Union or a citizen of Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, or Switzerland).
  • EU / EEA citizens are recommended to bring along the European Health Insurance Card which allows you to enjoy the same health care as Finnish citizens. It is useful before you have a habitual residence in Finland. In spite of the student health care system (see below) we strongly recommend a separate health insurance, because the student health care does not include i.e. hospital treatment.
  • As a member of a Finnish student union you may use the services of the Finnish Student Health Service FSHS (YTHS in Finnish) at a subsidized cost. For more information, please see: www.yths.fi
  • All degree students are covered by statutory accident insurance during their studies at Uniarts Helsinki. The insurance provider will compensate students on a case-by-case basis for any accidents which take place in practice sessions, performances or rehearsals which are part of the degree programme. However, the insurance company does not regard all cases as accidents. Therefore, a personal medical expense insurance against these cases may be worth considering.
  • No vaccination is required for registration at Uniarts Helsinki.
  • http://migri.fi/en/insurance

 

Useful links

Study in Finland (information about Finland as a study destination)

Finnish Immigration Service MIGRI: Studying in Finland

#myhelsinki - Your local guide to Helsinki

InfoFinland.fi – All you need to know about everyday life in Finland

VisitFinland - The official travel guide of Finland

thisisFinland

HSL - Public Transport in Helsinki