As a member, you get many benefits and services
We offer benefits and arrange services to students who have registered for attendance at the University and thus become members of our Student Union. To become our member, you need to pay our membership fee in connection with your annual registration. Whether you are a basic degree student, a postgraduate student or an exchange student, you are very welcome as our member.
Student card acts as proof of being a student
When you have completed your annual registration and paid your membership fee, you can order your own student card. Both digital and physical versions of the card are available, with or without a payment feature. The student card is activated annually with a year tag that you can get from our Services Office or from temporary year tag collection points.
Welcome to the Student Union, fresher!
One of the best things about studying at the University of Helsinki is its diverse student community – and as a new student you are a part of it. Together we are the largest and oldest student union in Finland, and we want to welcome you as our member!
Survival guide makes student life easier
If academic freedom leaves you puzzled, you can find help from our survival guide for students. The guide provides answers to questions you may have on subsistence, housing, public transport, health and wellbeing.
HYY's member services
The Student Union of the University of Helsinki advocates students’ interests every day of the year. Our specialists will gladly help you, if needed!
Harassment contact persons
The Student Union has two harassment contact persons who support students who have encountered harassment, bullying, discrimination or any other kind of inappropriate treatment.
Ylioppilaslehti is published six times per year, and you can get it delivered to your home for free as a member. You can also get a free student calendar in the beginning of autumn.
Legal advice in studies
In case you run into any trouble, we will support you in problem situations related to your studies and help you navigate the University’s maze of regulations!
Pykälä's Legal Aid
If you need legal assistance in issues not related to studies, you are entitled to free legal advice offered by Pykälä ry.
Facilities and Reservations
We provide the organisations operating under us with different facilities they can use. Some of the facilities can be reserved when needed, whereas for others, reservations are allocated during specific reservation rounds.
Equipment and Reservations
Does your organisation’s upcoming event require more powerful sound equipment than usual? We rent various devices and equipment to the organisations operating under us.
Our child care service Little HYY provides HYY’s members with temporary child care help.
Other student discounts and services
Frank's student card
Frank offers a digital student card and student discounts for all members of the Student Union.
Get a meal for a student prize – from a restaurant that you own!
Exercise and much more!
The Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) provides student health services, as stipulated in the Health Care Act, for those studying for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at a university or other institution of higher education.
If you live in Helsinki region, you are entitled to a student discount for your season ticket on public transport.
As a student you get a student discount on train tickets.
As a student you get a student discount on bus tickets.