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News | 17.6.2020

We have gathered an information package for summer studies and summer livelihood, health care and TYY's services available. We wish every student a happy summer! After a long and exceptional spring, we all deserve joy and sun.

SUMMER STUDIES

During the summer, you can take exams, do independent studies such as essays, get guidance on thesis, take field courses and compulsory internships, for example. It is always advisable to agree on the supervision of the thesis in the summertime in person with your supervisor(s). Undergraduate students attending the university can also participate free of charge in the Open University studies within the limits of student quotas. 

► Instructions for electronic exams can be found here

► Open University: https://www.utu.fi/en/open-university-studies

LIVELIHOOD DURING SUMMER

Kela has updated its website on Social Assistance during coronavirus situation. 

Read more on Kela’s website

FSHS AND HEALTH CARE IN THE SUMMER

FSHS office is closed for the summer term between 6-31 July in Turku and 16 June to 31 July in Rauma.

When the office is closed, first contact the health centre in your area, from 8 to 16.

In case of emergency, contact TYKS T-hospital, Savitehtaankatu 1, tel. 02 313 8800.

In matters of dental health, please contact the City of Turku's dental health care appointment, tel. +358 2 266 0644 Mon – Fri from 8 to 15.30.

On weekday evenings, public holidays and weekends, in case you require urgent dental care, the VSSHP emergency service, Savitehtaankatu 1, tel. 02 313 1564. Appointments can be booked on weekday evenings from 15.30 to 18 on public holidays and weekends from 9 to 11.

Remember that you can also use all the service points of all FSHS as an undergraduate student in the summer. You can also visit a branch office if it is located in your place of study. You can find a list of actual offices and branch offices on the FSHS website.

NOTE! The coming academic year will bring changes to the payment of the student's health care fee. Previously the student's health care fee was paid together with the student union membership fee, for the entire academic year, but with the Student Health Care Act, which enters into force at the beginning of 2021, FSHS services are paid together with the Student Union membership fee only for the autumn semester 2020. From January 2021, the compulsory student health care fee will be paid to Kela every semester, always at the beginning of the spring and autumn semesters.

The right to use FSHS services for the autumn semester begins on 1 August and ends on 31 December. For the spring semester, starts on 1 January and ends on 31 July.

If you have booked an appointment at FSHS, the membership fee must be paid before the FSHS appointment, even if the reception time is before the due date of the Student Union's membership fee payment. Information on the payment of the membership fee is transferred to FSHS within a few days of the payment of the fee. Be prepared to prove a valid Student Union membership with either a valid student card or a university attendance certificate.

NOTE! Also, the Self-service cannot be used if the fee has not been paid.

If you graduate in the spring semester of 2020, you can use FSHS services regardless of your graduation for as long as your Student Union membership is valid, ie until the end of July 2020.

If you are going on a trip in the summer, be sure to take care of the vaccinations and the recipes you need in advance. For more information, visit the FSHS Travel health advice at https://www.yths.fi/en/services/a-prevention-of-infectious-diseases/travel-health-advice/. Also, read the information provided by THL (Finnish institute for health and welfare).

REGISTRATION FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR

The registration period for the academic year 2020–2021 is June 1 to August 31, 2020.

Registration for the University is done in Nettiopsu (University registration). Registration instructions can be found on the University's website. The guidelines also include information on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on autumn studies.

► https://www.utu.fi/en/study-at-utu/registration

Be sure to register on time, as a student who has not registered by the deadline and wants to continue studies must apply for the right to re-enroll. A registration fee of EUR 35 will be charged for re-registration.

The Student Union membership fee is paid upon registration

In connection with the registration, all undergraduate students pay TYY's membership fee. The membership fee is obligatory. The membership fee is optional for exchange students and doctoral students.

Membership fees for the academic year 2020–2021 are for undergraduate students:

  • Academic year 1 August 2020 to 31 July 2021: € 81.50
  • Autumn semester 1 August to 31 December 2020: 55.00 €
  • Spring semester 1 January to 31 July 2021: 26.50 €

The fee for both the autumn semester and the entire academic year includes the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) usage fee for the autumn semester. 

From the beginning of 2021, the collection of the fee will be transferred to Kela.

Membership fees for the academic year 2020–2021 for doctoral students:

  • Academic year 1 August 2020 to 31 July 2021: € 37.00.
  • Autumn semester 1 August to 31 December 2020: € 18.50
  • Spring semester 1 June to 31 July 2021: 18.50 €

Student card and sticker

You can use either a physical or an electronic student card or Frank App. For the physical student card, you need a new sticker every academic year, which you can pick up from TYY's Service Desk after registering at with the University, after paying the membership fee. Stickers will be available on 1 August onwards.

NB! When paid directly on Nettiopsu, registration will be visible immediately. When paid in online banking, it takes 3-5 banking days to transfer data from the bank to the student register, take this delay into account!

ORDERING THE STUDENT CARD IN THE SUMMER

The Frank App serves as an official student ID throughout the summer. With the digital student card, you get all the benefits. From the Frank App, you can also purchase a digital ISIC license for summer and autumn trips!

As a new student, you can order Frank App or card from the beginning of August at www.frank.fi/en.

TYY SERVICE DESK

TYY Service Desk is closed between 18 June to 31 July. Turku-Sali, Campus Chapel and Osakuntasali cannot be booked when TYY Service Desk is closed.

TYY Sauna and Q-House can be booked normally. 

New stickers are available from 1 August.

LEGAL ADVICE

Legal advice will be on holidays from the end of May. In the autumn, the Legal Advice is available from 8 September and the Legal Aid Commission from 2 September. 

UNICA RESTAURANTS

Some of Unica Restaurants will be open during summer and serve studen-priced lunches also to take away.

See more from Unica's website

SUMMER TIMES IN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

► Check out library services from here: https://www.utu.fi/en/university/library/covid