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To-do list for a new student | HYY

3.6.2022

To-do list for a new student

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Congratulations to you, new student of the University of Helsinki! Starting your studies and a new chapter in your life is, of course, the best thing ever – but not necessarily easy. That’s why we have made a to-do list in order to help you out.

1. Accept your student place

Accept the offer of admission by the 15 July at 15:00. Check out the instructions from Studyinfo’s website.

2. Find an apartment

Helsinki is a lovely city to live in! Finding an apartment in our capital can, however, be difficult. You can get some tips from our housing guide.

3. Apply for student aid and general housing assistance from Kela

NOTE! This only applies to those students who are covered by the Finnish social security system.

As a student, your subsistence usually consists of the study grant and general housing allowance. In addition to these, you can take out a government-guaranteed student loan. During difficult times, you can turn to sickness allowance or basic social assistance. Read more from our subsistence guide and from Kela’s website.

If you are an EU citizen:

If you are a non-EU/EEA student:

4. Register for attendance and pay the membership fee of the student union

Register for attendance by the 31 August. Pay the membership fee of the student union when registering. You can read more about the annual registration and about HYY’s membership fee on our page.

5. Pay the healthcare fee for students in higher education to Kela

NOTE! This only applies to those students who are covered by the Finnish social security system.

Students in universities and universities of applied sciences who are entitled to use the services of the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) must pay a healthcare fee to Kela. You must pay the student healthcare fee for each term. Kela will not send you a bill for the fee, so you must make sure to pay it on your own initiative. Read more about the healthcare fee from Kela’s website.

If you are an EU citizen:

If you are a non-EU/EEA student:

6. Get a student card from Frank

Frank offers a digital student card and student discounts for all members of the Student Union. You can also order a plastic student card from Frank. Read more from Frank’s website.

7. Activate your university user account

You can use all the information systems of the University with your own user account. Read more and get instructions from the Helpdesk of the University.

8. Follow the student union on socials

Keep up-to-date by following HYY on social media! You should also fllow the University of Helsinki’s accounts.

 

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