Accept the study place & register

This information applies for degree students only. Exchange students do not need to register or accept the study place.

Accept the study place

All results in the Joint Application, spring 2022 are published by 3 June 2022.

Savonia UAS starts to publish the admission results from 1 April 2022 onwards. 

  • Admitted students receive an offer of admission by email when the result has been published, starting from 1 April 2022
  • All applicants receive a notice of result for all application options in one email on
    3 June 2022 at the latest.
  • Students may be admitted from the waiting list until 2 August 2022.

Accept the offered study place by 15 July 2022, 3 pm Finnish time (UTC +3).

If you are admitted from the waiting list after 8 July, accept the study place within 7 days from the notice. If you do not accept the study place by the deadline, you will lose it.

Accept the offered study place through My Studyinfo service or via the link included in the email you received from Studyinfo. If you cannot accept the offer electronically, please contact Savonia UAS Admission Services (admissions@savonia.fi).

You can only accept one study place per term, please see more information on One study place per term provision

Accepting a study place is a binding choice, and you cannot cancel or change your choice later. When you accept a study place bindingly, all the other higher education study programmes you have applied to in the joint or separate applications will automatically be cancelled.

Note: If you are obligated to pay the tuition fee, you will receive the invoice to pay the tuition fee after you have accepted the study place. The invoice will be sent to you either in May/June (Early bird tuition fee, study place accepted by 31 May) or by mid-August at the latest. If you do not pay the tuition fee in time, you will loose your study place.

The admission is conditional until Savonia UAS has verified all relevant certificates related to your application. If you fail to submit necessary documents by the set date you will lose your study place in Savonia UAS. All fees paid up until that point (tuition fees, registration fees, student union membership etc.) are non-refundable in case of intentional malpractice or giving false information.

Register as present or absent

As a new degree student you must register as present or absent when you accept the offered study place. You can register at studyinfo.fi or by sending a confirmation form to Savonia UAS.

Note: If you are obligated to pay tuition fee, you must pay the tuition fee according to given instructions. Your registration as present will be done automatically after your tuition fee payment has been received at Savonia UAS. The Admission Services notifies you by email when the payment and registration are in order. If you do not pay the tuition fee in time, you will loose your study place.

Registering as absent in the first study year (postponing the beginning of studies)

There are certain limitations regarding registering as absent. As a new student starting studies, you are entitled to register as absent in the first study year only if you are

  1. Completing military service, civilian service or voluntary military service for women in Finland, service under the Conscription Act (1438/2007), Non-Military Service Act (1446/2007), or Act on Women’s Voluntary Military Service (194/1995)
    • required document:
      • Call-up order

  2. Maternity, paternity or parental leave
    • required document: 
      • Kela’s certificate regarding maternity, paternity or parental allowance period or, if the certificate has not yet been received, a medical certificate regarding the pregnancy or
      • corresponding certificates from the authorities of other countries regarding statutory parental leave

  3. Personal illness or injury that prevents you from studying
    • required document:
      • Sickness allowance decision or, if no decision exists, a medical certificate. The medical certificate must state which illness or injury the student suffers from, and that this condition prevents the student from beginning their studies on 1 January / 1 August.
      • Obstacles caused by the practical arrangements required by the illness or injury: an adequate clarification, e.g. a certificate from the student housing foundation that the student is on the waiting list for an apartment required by his or her injury.

Steps to follow if you are registering as absent

  1. accept the offered study place at Studyinfo.fi or by sending a confirmation form to Savonia UAS.
  2. register as absent
  3. send the documents proving the legal grounds for your absence to Savonia UAS Admission Services (admissions@savonia.fi) by the deadline of confirming the study place.

Note: If you are obligated to pay tuition fee, you cannot register at Studyinfo. Please send the documents proving the legal grounds for your absence to Savonia UAS Admission Services (admissions@savonia.fi) by the deadline of confirming the study place. Your registration as absent will be done automatically after the document has been received and accepted at Savonia UAS. The Admission Services notifies you by email when the registration is in order.

Notice

If you are absent during your first study year because of military service, civilian service or voluntary military service for women in Finland, or due to maternity, paternity or parental leave, you are entitled to register as absent for another academic year (two semesters) for any reason during your studies later. This time of absence does not shorten the time of your study right.

However, if the reason for absence during your first study year is illness, injury or disability, you are not entitled to another period of absence. If you do not start your studies at the beginning of the following semester, the semester/semesters that you do not spend on studies will shorten your study right time.

If you are present for your first study year, you are entitled later to register as absent for one academic year (two semesters) for any reason. This period of absence does not shorten the time of your study right. In addition, if you need to be absent because of military or non-military service, women’s voluntary military service, or due to maternity, paternity or parental leave, the time of absence does not shorten your study right time either.

When being absent, you are not entitled to complete studies or gain credits. Furthermore, you are not eligible for students’ financial aid (paid to Finnish citizens or permanent residents in Finland), meal subsidy or other student benefits (e.g. travel discounts). If you register as absent, please remember to cancel your financial aid if you receive it from Kela, the Social Insurance Institution of Finland.

When being absent, you must register for the next academic year on schedule. When you continue your studies after being absent, you need update your individual study and career plan and check if any changes have taken place in the curriculum of your degree programme.