Updated 5/19/2020. The remote learning equipment subsidy, 15000 euros, has now been distributed and the application is closed. Many thanks to all the applicants and, above all, to the University of Jyväskylä for the significant grant.

The Student Union JYY has discussed with the university, and JYU has decided to put 15 000 euros towards subsidising students’ computer purchases. The Student Union handles the distribution of the funds. 

The maximum subsidy per person is 150 euros. It can be used to cover all or some of the costs of buying a computer. For example, if a laptop costs 250 euros, 150 will be covered by the subsidy and the remaining 100 euros by the student. However, if the cost of the computer is less than 150 euros, the subsidy will be limited to the actual price. 

This subsidy is for the members of our community who otherwise would have no opportunity to acquire equipment necessary for their online studies this spring. Be mindful. We want to make sure that those truly in need will be aided by this subsidy. Please note, that the subsidy will not be granted for purchases over 400 euros, for it is meant for students in dire need of a computer, not for upgrading to remarkably better equipment.

Read more specific instructions here

Please note that receiving the subsidy may affect your taxation and the receival of student financial aid and other benefits.

Data preservation: The applicant register administrator and user is the Student Union JYY of University of Jyväskylä. University administration is informed of the students who receive the subsidy. Once the application round closes and the payments have been made the register will be upheld until the end of the accounting period of 2020 or until the auditor report concerning the accounting period is approved. 

You can read the Student Union’s data privacy statement here.