Annual registration of doctoral students and supervision document

Annual registration

Doctoral students (those pursuing studies towards a licentiate or doctoral degree) are to register for attendance or non-attendance by 31 July in the Korppi system.

Study units and credits can be registered only for students who have registered for attendance, and doctoral certificates can be awarded only to students who have registered for attendance or non-attendance. If a student does not intend to complete studies during the academic year, he/she may register for non-attendance. Registering for non-attendance does not influence postgraduate study right. Continuing doctoral studies is possible after re-registering and paying a re-entry fee.

Doctoral students not registered for attendance or non-attendance by the given date will lose their right to study. When a student loses his/her right to study, his/her user ID to the University’s IT network expires, unless there is another reason for keeping the user ID valid (e.g. for staff members).

More information about annual registration and registration guidelines

Registration certificate, Student Union membership fee and postgraduate student card

As a doctoral student you may, if you wish, do the following:

  • Request a free registration certificate in Finnish or English from Admission and Student Services.
  • Join the Student Union by paying the Student Union membership fee. 
  • Apply for a PhD student card. 

More information about Student Union membership fee and a postgraduate student card

Supervision document

Supervision document is available in Korppi system together with postgraduate student’s annual registration. Supervision document describes a collaboratively created plan for the supervision and completion schedule of the doctoral dissertation or licentiate thesis. Supervision document is supplemented by appendixes that describe the duties of doctoral students, supervisors and follow-up group and the dissertation requirements.

The purpose of supervision document is to bring clarity to the responsibilities related to the supervision of postgraduate students and to promote the completion of postgraduate studies. Supervision document and its appendices together with a research plan, postgraduate study plan and funding plan form the documentation of the supervision of dissertation or licentiate thesis. The documentation is updated and the supervisory practices revised during the postgraduate studies when necessary.

View the supervision document form

More specific instructions for the registration and signing of supervision documents are provided by the faculties and departments. Instructions are available in Korppi system as well.

Deactivation of postgraduate students' study rights

According to the Degree Regulations of the University of Jyväskylä a postgraduate student shall register for attendance or non-attendance every academic year in the manner decreed by the University in order to retain the study right.

In addition, the dean may decide on the deactivation of the study right. In such a case, the student has no possibility to register for attendance. If a postgraduate student whose study right has been deactivated wants to continue his/her studies later, the student must provide his/her supervisor with a legitimate and scheduled study plan for the continuation of postgraduate studies and fill in or update the supervision document. After the supervisor has approved the supervision document, the dean decides on the student’s right to register for attendance and continue the studies.

Degree Regulations of the University of Jyväskylä