Welcome to the best Student Union in Finland!
The Student Union JYY advances the interests of students both locally and nationwide, and works to support their well-being socially, mentally, and in relation to their studies.
Students make decisions at JYY. The highest decision-making body of the Student Union is the Representatives Council, which consists of students and is elected every two years.
The next election will take place in November 2023.
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Follow JYY on social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
By following us on social media, you will up to date about JYY’s events and the latest topics impacting student life!
Find Accommodation in Jyväskylä
- Kortepohja Student Village
- Central Finland Student Housing Foundation KOAS
- Also check out JYY’s Apartment Forum and Facebook page.
Get a student card
- 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.
- More information on how to apply, financial aid for foreign students and on student financial aid in general on Kela’s website.
Apply for general housing allowance
- 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 activities according to your own interests
Food with a student discount
Enjoy cheap 2,70€ student meals with your student card in
- JYY’s own studen restaurant Ilokivi
- Semma Restaurants around campus and Rentukka in Kortepohja Student Village
- 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:
Female contact person email@example.com,
Male contact person firstname.lastname@example.org,
- Accessibility at the University of Jyväskylä student contact persons:
Contact persons by faculty and departments
Support for personal well-being and coping
- University’s Student Well-being Advisers – Goodies
- University Chaplain
- Nyyti ry online group chats and Learn Life Skills materials