Student union membership fee

All university students must register for attendance or non-attendance before the start of every academic year. New degree students accept their study positions and register following the instructions they receive. Students continuing their studies receive registration instructions in their student.jyu.fi email. For students continuing their undergraduate studies, registration and paying the membership fee are basically the same thing.

When registering, students must also pay the Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä’s membership fee by the given deadline. Below you’ll find some basic information about how to pay the membership fee. On the university website, you’ll find detailed instructions about the registration both for new students and for continuing students.

Those pursuing their bachelor’s or master’s degree at the university of Jyväskylä, pay the JYY membership fee either for the whole academic year at once or for one semester at a time.

For exchange students, JYY’s membership is voluntary. However, only by paying the membership fee, you are eligible for obtaining a Frank student card. Being a member of JYY also gives you an advantage in getting an apartment in Kortepohja Student Village. Without the membership status, you can get accommodation in Kortepohja only if there are rooms left unoccupied.

The JYY membership is voluntary for post-degree students as well. For them, there are differences in student privileges. Frank’s online discounts, however, are the same for post-degree students as well.

Paying the Student Union membership fee

Detailed information about registration to academic year 2021-2022 available at JYU website.
Students join by paying the membership fee. While paying, please use the following information. Please note that exchange students are not entitled to use FSHS (Finnish Student Health Service) starting in 2021.

For Bachelor’s or Master’s level degree, exchange or visiting students:

Academic year 2021-2022 76,50 €
Autumn semester 2021 48,00 €
Spring semester 2022 50,00 €

You can pay the membership fee online in the OILI registration service when registering for attendance.

If you cannot register in OILI, you may register for attendance by paying the Student Union membership fee as a bank transfer. A receipt of the payment must be sent to Student Services for registration.

Account holder: Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä
IBAN: FI30 1581 3000 0339 35
BIC/SWIFT: NDEAFIHH
Reference: 07922
Bank: Nordea Bank Finland
Address: Aleksanterinkatu 36, Helsinki, FI-00020 Nordea

If you can’t make a wire transfer, you can also use TransferMate service for credit card payments. No reference number is needed. Do note that this link is only for student union membership fee payments.

Here you can find the detailed instructions on how to pay the JYY student union membership fee with Transfermate.

After you have paid the fee, please send a copy of the receipt either

  • in HelpJYU
  • as a paper copy to the following address: Student Services, P.O. Box 35 (T), FI-40014 University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

JYY’s voluntary fees

Voluntary fees are paid in connection with the membership fee by adding one or more of the following sums to the paid amount:

Development cooperation fees € 4.50 / € 9.50

Subscription of the student magazine Jylkkäri to have it delivered to your home: 9 €
In the payment message, state your address and mention Jylkkäri’s order.
Please note that the printed version of Jylkkäri has most of its articles in Finnish.

Doctoral students

Doctoral students can also join the student union, however, they are not entitled to the same list of benefits as Bachelor and Master degree students. Doctoral students are not entitled, to student discounts on long-distance travels nor to student discounts on meals in student restaurants. However, doctoral students can get approximately 10% discount on meals in student restaurants.

After joining the student union, doctoral students can purchase/download a student card for doctoral students and can enjoy the discounts that Frank offers.

Because doctoral students are not entitled to the same benefits, their membership fee is lower.

Academic year 2021-2022 66,00 €
Autumn semester 2021 44,00 €
Spring semester 2022 44,00 €

Refund of the membership fee

Only a student who has paid an incorrect amount or has graduated before the beginning of the spring semester, is eligible to request a refund. If you request a refund due to the ending of your study right, your academic year sticker must be returned. Request for a refund of the autumn semester fee or the full academic fee must be submitted by the latest 31.8., and of the spring semester at the latest 31.1. Refund can only be applied through the form below.

Membership fee refund application

With this form, you can apply for a partial or full refund of the Student Union membership fee. The application for membership fee refund must be delivered to the central office by the end of August.
  • Please type in your bank account in IBAN-form.
  • Must be provided if bank account is not in IBAN form
  • Please enter a number from 0 to 10450.
    Please make sure that the amount you enter is the right one.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, jpg, Max. file size: 128 MB.
      Receipt of your payment/s. The attachment must be in either pdf or jpg -form. If you apply refund on the basis of graduating, you must attach also a document from the university that confirms it. The refund decision cannot be made without sufficient attachments.