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Apply to become a student representative in the Financial Aid Committee!


HYY is in search of three student representatives and three personal vice student representatives for the Financial Aid Committee of the University of Helsinki. The student representatives’ term is from 1 August 2016 to 31 July 2018.

The Financial Aid Committee is a statutory administrative body. Its tasks include following students’ study progress and providing statements on the matter on its own initiative or at the request of either the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela) or a student. The committee processes applications on issues such as granting student financial aid and extensions to the maximum duration of studies. The committee meets a couple of times in an academic term.

Applications addressed to the Board of the Student Union should be sent to by Monday, 16 May 2016, at 3.00 pm. The application should include the applicant’s motivation to act in the position and whether they are available for the entire term. In case the applicant is available only as a regular student representative or only as a vice representative, this information should also be included in the application.

The Student Union invites applications from applicants of different backgrounds and genders. The Board of the Student Union will appoint three student representatives and their personal vice student representatives to the Financial Aid Committee.

For more information, please contact HYY's Specialist Aino Jones at, tel. 050 543 9608

The application period has been continued until May 24 at noon!