You need the student card to get student discounts, for example at student restaurants and also on trains and buses.
You can order a plastic card with an academic year sticker or download a digital student card.
Information on how to order a student card and about the student discounts can be found on Frank website.
You would like to have a student card but you are not our member yet? Join JYY so you can have a student card.
Apply for student financial aid
Check your eligibility for student financial aid in the Financial aid for foreign students section. If you are eligible for student financial aid, you can apply for study grant, student loan and general housing allowance.
You can apply for financial aid online and this is good to do as soon as possible. The earliest that you can get financial aid is the beginning of the month of application.
If you are eligible, apply for the general housing allowance for your housing in Finland separately.
You can apply for this online after you have signed the rental agreement and it’s recommended to apply as soon as possible.
More information on general housing allowance can be found on Kela’s website.
Join your Subject Association
Find you own subject association according to your main subject and join! Subject associations organize different events, promote the interests of the students and can provide help in various situations. Get more information from your own tutor!
If you study in an international Master’s programme, join IDESCO, the international MA programs’ and doctoral students’ very own organization.
Participate in JYY’s actions according to your own interests
JYY organizes various great events and monthly subcommittee meetings around different topics and open for all! You are warmly welcomed to join these meetings, learn and discuss and enjoy some snacks and coffee.
Ask for student discounts also in other restaurants and cafes around town!
Help with situations related to harassment, bullying or accessibility
JYY’s Harassment Contact persons help for example with situations related to harassment or bullying:
Specialist in Social Affairs Anna Jäntti (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Communications Specialist Teemu Rahikka (email@example.com),