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First things first – How to get started with your studies at UTA. Noora Maja Centre for International Education http://www.uta.fi/studies/. Information package Student status Registration Banking services Student card Basic user account. Computer classrooms Travel card for local busses

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first things first how to get started with your studies at uta

First things first – How to get started with your studies at UTA

Noora Maja

Centre for International Education

http://www.uta.fi/studies/

first things first
Information package

Student status

Registration

Banking services

Student card

Basic user account

Computer classrooms

Travel card for local busses

Notification of change of address

Residence permit

First things first

This presentation can be found at:

http://www.uta.fi/admissions/newstudents/orientation/materials.html

information package registration forms
Information package & Registration forms
  • go to the International Office A129, Main building
  • Information package contains:
    • Orientation course programme
    • List of international coordinators
    • General information on study practices and electronic services for students
    • List of tutor’s tasks
    • UNIPOLI sports brochure
student status
Exchange student

Visiting student

Degree student

PhD level exchange

and degree students

Membership of the Student Union

Fee: 50 € per semester

Benefits:

Student Health Care Services

Discounts on meals at University cafeterias

Discounts on long distance trains and buses

No tuition fees

Membership of the Student Union is voluntary

Annual membership fee: 48 €

No Student Health Care Services

Different discounts

Student status
registration to the university
Registration to the University
  • Partially pre-filled registration forms available at the International Office (Room A129 Main Building)
  • Instructions for registration
  • Student Union Membership Fee – Receipt!
  • Student Card Application Form – Photo!
  • Registrar’s Office
registration
Registration
  • Where to pay the student union membership fee?
    • Cash at any of the local banks – Osuuspankki, Itsenäisyydenkatu 11, opening hours: 10:00 –16:30

- please note that you will need an ID (passport or an ID card valid in the Schengen area)

    • From your own bank account using online banking – remember to print out a receipt!
banking services
Banking services
  • Do I need to open a bank account?
    • In most cases, it is not necessary
    • You can pay the Student Union fee and your monthly rent to TOAS from your own bank account in your home country – within SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) no additional fees for transfers
    • Also the TOAS deposit will be refunded to your bank account in your home country
    • You can withdraw money with any cards with Visa and MasterCard logos using the OTTO cash machines/ATMs
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Banking services
  • When do I need to open a bank account?
    • If you stay in Finland for longer than a year
    • If you come from outside the SEPA area (28 EU member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland & Monaco) and will not manage with the banking services provided by your home country
    • If you receive regular payments (grants, salary, etc.) that are paid only to a Finnish bank account
banking services2
Banking services
  • If you want to open a bank account
    • You should make an appointment e.g. at Osuuspankki, by contacting them via their online service
student card
Student card
  • can be collected in about three weeks from the Student Union TAMY, address: Yliopistonkatu 60 A, second floor
  • costs 10 euros and it has to be paid in cash
  • you need to have an identification card (with your photo on it) or a passport with you
  • functions as a key card to the computer classrooms at the University and as a library card in the main university library
  • http://www10.uta.fi/Kortit/Kortit/
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Student card
  • After registration, the Student Certicate from the Registrar’s Office entitles you to the discounts e.g. in the university cafeterias before you obtain your student card
  • If you intend to travel by train before you get your student card -> please pick up a copy of ’Certification for Acquisition of Student Card’ for the Finnish National Railways, in order to get the 50 per cent student discount on train fares
basic user account
Basic User Account
  • Instructions for activating the basic user account (BUA)
  • Operational within three working days after the activation
  • Personal e-mail address and home directory
  • Right to log on to the computers in the computer classrooms and intranet pages of the University
  • Right to use the electronic services for students
    • more information tomorrow at 11.35!
computer classrooms
Computer classrooms
  • Beforeyouobtainyourstudentcard, youcanuse the followingcomputerclassrooms

1. Computer lab ML10 (main building, 2nd floor)

2. Computer lab ML5 (main building, D-wing downstairs)

    • Opening hours during the Orientation Course
      • Mon 12-16, Tue 14-15, Wed 14-16, Thu13-15 and Fri13-15

User nameandpasswordarerequiredforloggingontothecomputers in computerlab ML5: youcangetthemfromthe International Office downstairs!

travel card for local buses
Travel card for local buses
  • Frenckell Service PointFrenckellinaukio 2 B, ground floorOpening hours Mon-Fri 8:30 – 15:45
  • Ticket fares
    • Age group 12 – 24 years: youth ticket – no student certificate required
    • Over 25 years – only those who have a Finnish social security number will receive a student ticket -> Please go to the local Register Office (Maistraatti, Hatanpään valtatie 24), in order to get a social security number -> EU citizens will need to register their stay in Finland at the local police department first
notification of change of address
Notification of change of address
  • This form is used to inform the Post Office of your current residence so that your mail is delivered correctly
  • Please fill in the form and drop the envelope in any postbox
residence permit
Residence permit
  • Non-EU citizens have applied for a residence permit already before entering Finland
  • EU citizens and citizens of Liechtenstein and Switzerland must register their stay if staying over three months in Finland
    • Form ’Registration of right of residence’
    • Enclosures required:
      • https://www.poliisi.fi/poliisi/home.nsf/pages/FBC50CC59E5B37D6C2257801004AE49B?opendocument
      • fee: 50 €
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Residence permit
  • EU citizens register their residence at the local police station, Sorinkatu 12
  • You can make an appointment online athttp://www.ajanvaraus.fi/isl/rms.do?url=poliisi
  • Nordic citizens must register their residence if they stay in Finland longer than six months – this is done at a Registrar Office (Maistraatti)