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Activating your user account
Once you have accepted the offered study place, your information will be saved to the University of Helsinki student register Oodi within a few weeks. You will be notified by email once your information has been saved.
Updating your personal information and contact details
You can update your contact details on Weboodi or notify a Student service point.
How can I request a certificate of student status?
The certificate of student status is a free-of-charge certificate of attendance or non-attendance available to all degree students.
Housing for doctoral students
Are you moving to Helsinki? We strongly recommend that you start searching for a flat as soon as you have accepted the offered study place. There is a lack of housing in the Helsinki area and finding an available flat can take time.
Residence permits and hosting agreements for doctoral researchers
Citizens of countries outside the EU, Switzerland or Liechtenstein must apply for a residence permit. You will need a hosting agreement from the university as a part of your application.
Getting started with doctoral research
Once you have accepted the place offered to you, activated your user account and read the key practical instructions for new students, you still face the biggest hurdle for new doctoral students: getting started with your doctoral dissertation and the related studies. Nervous? Don’t worry – you’re not alone!
Glossary for new doctoral students
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the number of new terms you have encountered at the start of your doctoral studies? Have you taken a long break from your studies and are in need of a bit of orientation?
Organization of doctoral education
There are many different parties working with doctoral education, and grasping the structure of it all can be a bit of a mouthful, especially for a new doctoral candidate. This article is your quick guide to what’s what in doctoral education at the University of Helsinki.