Restoration of right to study
You can apply for a restoration of right to study, if you have lost your study right because of neglected enrolment.Find instructions here
This website provides information for the students who are absent (enrolled for non-attendance) from their studies and therefore do not have access to Xamk systems.
In addition you can find a links for the application for restoration of study right and for the renewed right to study on this website:
Attending (present) students at Xamk find all instructions for the studies on Student intranet that can be accessed with personal student username.
Academic year is the time between 1.8. and 31.7. In order to keep the right to study and carry out studies, students have to enrol as attending (present) or non-attending (absent) every academic year, according to the academic year timetable. You can change your enrolment status for the spring semester on the dates which are listed in the academic year timetable. It is not possible to change the status after the enrolment has closed.
Only a student who has registered as attending has the right to pursue studies, to have credits entered in the record of credits and to receive guidance related to the studies. The attendance does not mean being physically present on campus: you enrol for attendance also for student exchange period or when completing practical training or writing your thesis.
Student, who has not enrolled for attendance or non-attendance every academic year by the deadline, loses the right to study. Student, who has failed to enrol, has a right to apply for restoration of study right from the director of education. It is not possible to restore the study right if the student’s study time has ended.
Students enrol for attendance and non-attendance through the Peppi system, except for non-attending students who use a separate form for the enrolment.
When you are returning to your studies after the non-attendance, please contact your Studies Coordinator in order to check your study plan or the Student Affairs Office on your campus in other study-related practical issues.
You can contact the Student Affairs Offices at Xamk in all matters related to enrolments, study right or student username through Xinfo service (login not required).
Student intranet can be found from https://student.xamk.fi. You login to Student intranet with your personal student username. Through Student you can access the computer systems needed in studies and can find instructions for using them.
Further information on Student: Communication Coordinator Heli Kauppinen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Enrolment status for the spring semester 2022 can be changed during December 2021 through Student Affairs Office, contacts via Xinfo service.
Student enrolled for non-attedance
When a student who has earlier been enrolled as an attending student, enrols for non-attendance, his/her username for Xamk systems is closed. This means that the student is unable to login to the systems and the mailbox for the email account will be out of use after 30 days. After returning to the studies as an attending student, the student username is back in use but the mailbox is recreated. The old mailbox and the messages in it are not saved when 30 days of non-attendance have passed.
Student enrolled for non-attendance for the whole academic year can return to continue his/her studies at the beginning of the next semester by enrolling for attendance. In this case, the Studies Coordinator must be contacted in order to check the study plan. The above mentioned case normally causes problems for the student: certain courses might have been rescheduled, the degree programme can be ended totally or it can be realised after years only.
Student enrolled for non-attendance is him/herself responsible for the continuation and progress of the studies because the courses offered to students can vary from one academic year to another.
Because of changes in the legislation, the student’s right to enrol for non-attendance is different depending on the time when he/she was admitted to study (before or after summer 2015).
A student can enrol for non-attendance for the maximum of two academic years (4 semesters); the enrolment must, however, take place in every academic year. This notified time of non-attendance will not be included in the maximum time of taking the studies.
A student can enrol for non-attendance for the maximum of one academic year (2 semesters), except for statutory reasons (completion of military service, civilian service or voluntary military service for women in Finland; or.maternity, paternity or parental leave). There is no maximum time for non-attendance on the basis of these legal grounds.
|Grounds/reason for non-attendance
||1. academic year||Other academic years/semesters
|Military service, civilian service or voluntary military service for women in Finland||certificate required, not included in the semesters for non-attendance or the time of study right||certificate required, not included in the semesters for non-attendance or the time of study right||Call-up order|
|Maternity, paternity or parental leave||certificate required, not included in the semesters for non-attendance or the time of study right||certificate required, not included in the semesters for non-attendance or the time of study right||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|
|Not being able to study due to personal illness or injury||certificate required, included in the semesters for non-attendance, max. two semesters||maximum time for non-attendance during the studies is two semesters, not included in the time of study right
No certificate needed.
|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
|Other than before mentioned reasons for non-attendance||enrolment for non-attendance is not possible||maximum time for non-attendance during the studies is two semesters, not included in the time of study right||None|
You can apply for the renewed right to study for 1-3 semesters in order to finish your degree, if your studies have been interrupted less than 5 years ago.Find instructions here
The student affairs offices are open Mon-Fri 9.00-15.00 (closed Fri 12.30-13.30).
If you are unable to visit the office during the office hours, please contact the student affairs advisor on your campus, or send a message to the student affairs office through Xinfo service (login not required).
Please note that if your matter regards to studies at Open University of Applied Sciences, please contact the Open studies office at openstudies(a)xamk.fi.
Student affairs advisor
Mirka Piira, tel. +358 44 702 8256
Student affairs advisor
Kirsi Rouhiainen, tel. +358 50 312 5027