Restoration and extension of study right

Restoration and extension of study right

A student who has a valid right to study at SAMK can complete studies included in the degree, get them evaluated and graduate from SAMK. Students can lose their right to study because they have neglected to enroll as present during the academic year or the duration of the right to study has ended. In addition, a student that resigns from SAMK loses his/her right to study.

Study right

An ordinary right to study refers to a time, which the student has to complete the degree after the right to study has been granted. The right to study includes the terms available, for which the student has enrolled for attendance. Non-attendance is not included into the right to study as stipulated in the law.

Extension of the study right time

The extension of the right to study must be applied for before the end of the last semester, when the right to study is still valid. Students apply for an extension of their right to study by filling in the Continuation of Right to Study form in the eService. The form is open during the autumn term from 1, August to 15, October and during the spring term from 1 January to 31 March.

Those who have applied for an extension of their right to study will receive the decision before the end of the ongoing semester. Those who have applied for an extension during the autumn term will be notified of the decision by 31, December and those who have applied during the spring term will be notified of the decision by 31 July.

Restoration of study right

A student who has been resigned may apply for the restoration of the right to study. A person who wants to apply for restoration of their study right (UAS degree student) and who has been resigned several years ago must contact his or her study counsellor before submitting the application. The study counsellor goes through the application and study plan before forwarding the application for processing.

A person who has completed their degree studies at the Open UAS must apply for the restoration of their stud right as a degree student before graduation. Open UAS students must apply for a return of the study right for graduation on eServices by filling in the form: Restoration of the right to study.

Handling an application of returning the study right might take from two weeks to two months. During holiday periods, the handling of applications takes a longer time. There is a processing fee associated with the restoration of study right, which is 50 €. Students, who are required to pay the tuition fee, will have to pay the tuition fee instead of the processing fee.