Academic year 2023/24
Autumn term 28.8.-20.12.2023
- Orientation of new students during week 34 (21.-25.8)
- Continuing students start 28.8.
Christmas celebration 15.12.2023
Spring term 8.1.-24.5.2024
Closing ceremony of the academic year 7.6.2024
- Week 42: 16.-20.10.2023 (Kokkola, Pietarsaari)
- Week 43: 23-27.10.2023 (Ylivieska)
Christmas break 21.12.2023-5.1.2024
- Week 9: 26.2.-1.3.2024 (Kokkola, Pietarsaari)
- Week 10: 4.3.-8.3.2024 (Ylivieska)
Teachers’ summer break 17.6.-11.8.2024
Degree students must enrol as present (attending) or absent (non-attending) for each study year. The duty to enrol applies to all students studying in degree programmes leading to a bachelor’s or a master’s degree.
Only students who are enrolled as present students have the right to pursue studies, to have credits entered in the record of credits and to receive guidance related to studies.
- The enrolment period for the whole study year is from 1 April until 31 July.
- Continuing students must enrol as present or absent for the following study year on Peppi.
- Tuition fee-paying students do not enrol on Peppi for the following study year, but rather, they must first pay the first instalment of the tuition fee for the following study year. This payment is a part of the enrolment process. Once the payment is received by Centria, the student is added to Peppi as a present student for the following study year. This will be done by the Student Affairs Office.
- If the student enrols as absent for statutory reasons, they must submit the appropriate documentation via Peppi (E-application) by 31 August.
- Changes to the enrolment for the spring term can be done via Peppi (E-application) between 1 December and 31 December.
Students on the extended study right
Students on the extended study right do not enrol on Peppi for the study year. Registration for the remaining study time has been done by the Student Affairs Office (based on the decision of the application for the extended study right). There is no right of absence.
Enrolling as an absent student
Students who started their studies before 1 August 2015
- A student can enrol as an absent student for a maximum of two academic years (i.e. four academic terms).
- Enrolling as an absent student does not affect the regular study time. No specific reason is required to be able to enrol as an absent student.
Students who started their studies after 1 August 2015
- A student can enrol as an absent student for a maximum of one academic year (two academic terms) without a specific reason. Enrolling as an absent student does not affect the regular study time.
- A student can also enrol as an absent student for predetermined statutory reasons. Enrolling as an absent student for statutory reasons does not affect the regular study time.
- A student enrolling as an absent student must provide valid and adequate documentation showing the reason(s) for the absence. The documents must be submitted via Peppi (E-application) by the due dates: autumn term by 31 August and spring term by 31 December.
Military service under the Conscription Act (1438/2007), Non-Military Service Act (1446/2007), or Act on Women’s Voluntary Military Service (194/1995).
Maternity, paternity or parental leave.
Illness or injury preventing the student from starting their study (NB! only starting first-year students).
Military call-up order (Finnish document only)
Maternity, paternity or parental leave: Kela’s certificate regarding maternity, paternity or parental allowance period or, if the certificate has not yet been received, a doctor’s certificate verifying the pregnancy. Corresponding certificates from the authorities of other countries regarding statutory parental leave.
Sick leave certificate or a doctor’s certificate. The certificate must state which illness or injury the student suffers from and that this condition prevents the student from beginning their studies (NB! only starting first-year students).
Contact Student Services
- Always when enrolling as an absent student.
- Always if there are problems in enrolment.
- If the student does not enrol for the study year, the student loses the study right.
- This means that the student does not have the right to complete studies nor receive study grants. The student does not qualify for subsidized meals nor student discounts.
- The study right terminates on 31 July and after 14 days the student will not have access to the UAS email or other online services.
Applying for readmission
- A student who has lost his/her study right can apply for readmission.
- The study right can be restored if the study time has not yet ended and the student is able to complete his/her studies within the remaining study time.
- The semesters that a student has neglected to enrol on (as attending or non-attending) are counted together as used terms and they shorten the study time (the maximum number of terms of non-attendance are used first and after that the attending terms).
- The restoration of the study right usually begins from the beginning of the following month. This term (spring or autumn term) is then considered to be completely used.
- Application for readmission is done by electronic form.
- 50 Euros will be charged for processing the application (Government Decree 1440/2014).
- The options for payment of the application processing fee (50 Euros) are the following: Finnish online banking credentials, VISA, MasterCard or MobilePay
- Application submission and payment are done at the same time.
If you do not have Finnish online banking credentials (needed for strong identification), you can use the following options:
- Bank transfer to Centria UAS bank account (IBAN: FI92 5162 0020 2748 85). Use your surname and the name of your degree programme as reference.
- Card payment at the library on Talonpojankatu Campus. Give your name and the name of your degree programme when making the payment.
The receipt of payment is attached to the application. The application and the attachment of payment are submitted at once so please have the attachment (pdf) ready before filling in the application.
The study right and the study right period
Regular completion time for the degree
- The regular completion time for a bachelor’s degree is 3,5 years (210 credits) or 4 years (240 credits). The curriculums are planned so that a full-time student can achieve 60 credits per study year.
- The regular completion time for a master’s degree is 3 years (part-time studies) or 1,5 years (full-time studies).
Study right period
The study right period includes the regular completion time of the degree plus one year. If the student does not complete the studies in the regular completion time, the student has the right to continue the studies for one year without submitting an application.
Extension of the study right
A student who has not completed their studies within the study right period (regular completion time plus one year) can apply for an extension to complete the degree. The extension can be granted once for a maximum of one year. An extension is only granted for a special reason, and it is always discretionary. It must be realistic to complete the studies within the extension period. During the extension study right, the student has no right of non-attendance. The extension time cannot be continued, and the student must graduate during this time.
The E-application form is on the student register Peppi (student’s desktop). In accordance with government Decree 1440/2014, a fee of €50 is charged for processing the application. The options for payment of the application processing fee (50 Euros) are the following: Finnish online banking credentials, VISA, MasterCard or MobilePay. Application submission and payment are done at the same time. Decisions on applications are sent to the student’s Centria email address.
Suomi.fi e-Identification is used to log into the form. This requires strong identification (e.g. Finnish online banking credentials, mobile certificate etc.). If you are not able to use strong identification (you do not have Finnish online banking credentials, mobile certificate etc.) please, contact the Student Services (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- 1.4.–31.5. (study right ends on the spring term)
- 1.10.-30.11 (study right ends on the autumn term)
The study entitlement of students who have not been granted an extension will be declared as expired and the student will be registered as resigned.
Exam retakes are held at Centria campuses 10 times per academic year. The exam retakes are added to Peppi by the course teachers. Students can enroll for retake exams via Peppi. Students are allowed to retake a maximum of two exams per retake exam date.
The duration of retake examination is 180 minutes (3 hours). Retake exams will be held on exam days on the Kokkola, Ylivieska and Pietarsaari campuses from 3 pm to 6 pm.