Student union membership fee

All university students must register for attendance or non-attendance before the start of every academic year. New students accept their study positions and register following the instructions they receive. Students continuing their studies receive registration instructions in their 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 1.4..-31.7.2019. 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. There is, for instance, instructions about paying the spring semester 2019 fee.

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. By paying the membership fee, they are eligible for all student discounts and privileges and have the right to use the services of the Finnish Student Health Service and the right to live in the student village.

The JYY membership is voluntary for post-degree students as well. For them, the fee is smaller as they do not have the right to use the FSHS services. There are differences in other student privileges as well. Frank’s online discounts, however, are the same for post-degree students as well. Living in the student village requires JYY membership from post-degree students.

Paying the Student Union membership fee

Detailed information about registration to academic year 2019-2020 available at JYU website.
Students join by paying the membership fee. While paying, please use the following information:

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

Undergraduate students Amount of the fee Student union fee FSHS fee
Academic year 2019-2020 133,50 €  76,50 €  57,00 €
Autumn semester 2019 76,00 €  48,00 €  28,00 €
Spring semester 2020 79,00 €  50,00 €  29,00 €

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

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 the services of FSHS, 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.

Postgraduate students Amount of the fee Student union fee FSHS fee
Academic year 2019-2020 66,00 €  66,00 €
Autumn semester 2019 44,00 €  44,00 €
Spring semester 2020 44,00 e  44,00 €

Refund of the membership fee and the FSHS contribution

If you have paid a membership fee to different student unions during the same semester, you can request for a refund of the FSHS contribution from the student union to which you last paid the fee. 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. After this, the FSHS contribution cannot be refunded.

If you are requesting a refund from JYY, the request must be submitted to JYY Central Office (Keskussairaalantie 2, 40600 JKL) by the due date, with attached documents about both membership fee payments. If the payments have been made on the same date, please attach a document about the account transactions.

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.

Please notice that the request cannot be submitted in electronic form.

JYY membership fee refund form