All students pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree at the University of Helsinki are members of the Student Union of the University of Helsinki. To become a member, you need to pay our membership fee in connection with your annual registration. As HYY’s member, you are entitled to the numerous benefits and services we provide.
This year, annual registration is open from 1 April to 31 August 2022. After this, you can still change your information for the spring term. Postgraduate students can become our members at any time. Exchange students must join us at the beginning of the academic term or within five days of having arrived in Finland. Here’s how you become a member!
Student Union’s membership fee is paid in connection with the annual registration in the OILI system. The membership fee (€46 for basic-degree students for the whole year) can also be paid as a bank transfer. In addition to the membership fee, which is used to fund our services and benefits, you can participate in the development cooperation collection (€5.80) and pay the student nation membership fee (€12).
When you register for non-attendance for an academic term or year, you will temporarily lose your right to use the benefits and services we provide as well as your right to vote in the Representative Council elections. If you have already paid the membership fee, it can be refunded to you.
We provide our members with numerous benefits and services. These include child care help, legal advice and support in case you experience harassment in our University community. The Fresher Guide and Survival Guide have answers to the most common questions you may have. Our membership entitles you to the student card, which you can use to receive many discounts.
All basic degree students of the University of Helsinki are members of our Student Union. In addition to this, postgraduate and exchange students are entitled to become our members.
You can ask for further information from our Services Office by phone (+358 50 551 6146), by email (info(at)hyy.fi) or by visiting us at Kaivokatu 10 A, 2nd floor, Helsinki.
Collecting membership fees ensures that we can provide benefits and services to our entire community. The Ylioppilaslehti student magazine, child care support and legal aid are examples of the services covered by the membership fee. In addition to this, we have made the Fresher Guide, which is distributed to all new students, and the Survival Guide, which provides tips to all students, to help you during the challenges you may face during your studies.
In addition to the above, the membership fee entitles you to a valid student card and the benefits and discounts it provides you with.
The development cooperation collection supports HYY’s development cooperation projects and global education activities.
We have, for instance, supported the climate resiliency of Bangladeshi rural communities in a project that guided the communities by teaching them to adapt and prepare for the environmental problems caused by climate change. In 2020, we are undertaking a project focusing on the rights of children and youth in Mozambique.
Student nations require their members to pay a membership fee that the nations use to fund their own activities. The student nation membership fee is not registered automatically, which means that you must make sure that it is entered into the student register at the registration locations. If you are a new student nation member, you must also separately register at the student nation. Some nations require registration every year.
Our Services Office is there for you at Kaivokatu 10 A, 2nd floor, 00100 Helsinki. We are open at 10 am–4 pm on Mondays and at 10 am–3 pm on Tuesday–Friday.
You can also reach us by phone at +358 50 551 6146 or by email at info(at)hyy.fi.