Students are, by law, required to register for each academic year (UAS Act 29 §). At Arcada, registration for the academic year shall be made every year during the time 15 April – 10 September.

NB! If you are a new student you need to register for the academic year in conjunction with accepting you place of study. The information below applies to continuing students.

How do I register?

At Arcada, students register for the entire academic year at the same time. Your registration for autumn (periods 1 and 2), must be the same, which means either present or absent for both periods. The same rule applies to spring term (periods 3 and 4). In other words, it is not possible to register as present for only one period in autumn or in spring. All students shall register online in OILI no later than September 10th. External link

You cannot register as present or absent for a longer time than what remains of your right to study/time of absence. You can change your registration status from present to absent for periods 3 and 4 by submitting form Change of registration - Presence/Absence by 15 January. On special grounds you can change the registration from present to absent, even after the deadline (15.1). For example, military service, maternity leave, serious illness or injury, and particularly difficult circumstances are regarded as special grounds.

If you have been granted extended or renewed right to study you do not have the right to register as absent.

If you have more than one study place at Arcada you shall register separately for all of them, if you want keep all the study places.

Registration is open External link

If you for some reason cannot register in OILI, please e-mail Student Affairs. Student Affairs can also answer any other questions you may have about registration for the academic year.

Step by step instructions

If you feel unsure about how to proceed, please read our step by step instructions.

Study coordinators

Name: Elisa Jåfs, Carolina Tallgren och Vanessa Westerlund

Position: Study Coordinator

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We help with (among other things):

  •     Discount cards (HSL and KELA meal vouchers) NOTE! With a student card you get these benefits. We recommend that you use the HSL app.
  •     Academic year registration
  •     Study rights
  •     Application for a diploma
  •     Credits for external achievements
  •     Forms and certificates
  •     Change of first or last name and personal identity number

Visiting hours in the library and telephone hours (note that you can send us an e-mail at any time): 

Monday  No visiting hours
Tuesday    No visiting hours
Wednesday 10-12 in the library
Thursday  12-14 telephone hours
Friday   No visiting hours