Information for new students

Welcome to study at Diak!

Please visit the subpages for detailed information on starting your studies.

Schedules for autumn 2018

Schedules for the autumn semester 2018 will be published in June in Diak’s schedule tool Lukkarikone.

Please visit Schedules and registration to check your contact days for the autumn semester.


Absence in the first academic year

According to the Universities of Applied Sciences Act (see English translation), section 29, you can register as non-attending in your first academic year for the following grounds:

  1. service under the Conscription Act (1438/2007), Non-Military Service Act (1446/2007), or Act on Women’s Voluntary Military Service (194/1995)
  2. maternity, paternity or parental leave
  3. incapacitation by personal illness or injury (Act 325/2015).

To prove the legal grounds for your absence, please submit one of the following documents to the Admission Services by 10 July 2018, 3pm (Finnish time).

  1. a call-up order
  2. 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
  3. 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 August 2018. 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. Student’s own notification is not an adequate clarification.

If you do not submit your document by the deadline given above, you will be registered as attending for the academic year.