Courses & registration

Enrolment dates and course start dates

The enrolment for the autumn term of 2021 started on Wednesday, Aug. 11th, at 18:00. The study programme is now available online and as a brochure; copies can be found outside the main door of Arbis.

If you have a Finnish social security number, the fastest and simplest way to enrol is online. If you do not have access to a computer or do not have a Finnish social security number, you can register personally at Arbis, Kaskisgatan 5 (fifth floor) as of the date mentioned above. If you have enrolled online, you will immediately receive a sign-up confirmation to the e-mail address you have given. No other documentation is needed in order to participate in the course/the lectures.

For most courses the enrolment deadline is approximately two weeks before the course starts. If the course is already full, you will be added to a waiting list. Arbis will contact you if there is a free slot at a later date and you can participate if you are still interested.

Some courses, or parts of some courses, may be organized virtually if Arbis deems it necessary on account of the corona pandemic. Arbis retains the right to change course dates, locations and group sizes if necessary.

Fees

All fees, including lecture fees, are invoiced. We do not handle cash at the office.

You will be sent a bill during the term to the address given at the registration. Arbis is gradually implementing an option of invoicing the course buy email. The option is mentioned separately for the relevant courses. During the autumn term of 2021 the invoice will, exceptionally, be sent towards the end of the course.

If you have not cancelled your registration within the set time frame (see below), you are bound to pay the course fee. An unpaid course fee will be sent to collections. The course fee will not be returned. The principal can waive the fee or allow a differing amount to be paid if the student can provide a certificate of illness that states that the student cannot participate in the course.

The course fee will be reduced if Arbis cancels a course when more than 1/3 of the course remains. However, fees will not be reduced or repaid if the reduction will be less than 10€ or if the course is cancelled due to force majeure.

Cancellation and withdrawing from the course

If you wish to cancel your enrolment to the course, it can be done free of charge until one week (at the latest) before the planned start date of the course. The cancellation is done electronically if you have registered online. Otherwise you can cancel your registration to the course by contacting Arbis. If you have failed to cancel your registration within the provided time frame, you will be bound to pay the course fee. Unpaid course fees will be sent to collections.

If you withdraw from the course after it already has started, please cancel by sending an e-mail to: arbis@turku.fi

As stated earlier the course fee will not be returned if the cancellation is done after the provided time frame. Please note that the teachers do not handle registrations, cancellations or notifications about withdrawing from courses. Registrations or cancellations that are submitted only to the teacher are not valid.

The students will be noted by text message, e-mail or a phone call if the course is cancelled. The decision whether a course is taught, will in general be made one week (at the latest) before the planned start date of the course. Arbis reserves the right to make changes in the study program.