Annual enrolment starts on 2 May - remember the health care fee

You can already enrol for the academic year 2022–2023 and pay the membership fee of the Student Union. A healthcare fee is paid separately to Kela, which entitles you to the FSHS services.
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Each academic year, university students must enrol as either attending or non-attending for the autumn and spring term. Only those enrolled as attending students may complete studies, receive counselling and graduate. In connection with the enrolment, students pay the membership fee of Aalto University Student Union, which entitles you to various member benefits and services.

New students starting in the autumn of 2022 first accept their offer of admission in Studyinfo and then go to the OILI service to enrol for the academic year and pay the membership fee of the Student Union.

Continuing bachelor’s and master’s students also enrol in the OILI.

The enrolment period for the academic year 2022–2023 is 2 May–2 Sept 2022. It is advisable to enrol for the entire academic year, as a re-enrolment fee of EUR 35 is charged if you forget to enrol. The enrolment for attendance may only be changed during the enrolment period. Outside of enrolment periods, non-attending status may be changed to attending status.

  • Aalto University website has comprehensive information on annual enrolment for bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral students.
  • If you have any questions about annual enrolment, please contact Aalto University.


Amount of AYY’s membership fee 2022–2023

Bachelor and master level students and exchange students

Doctoral students

€63  / entire academic year
€30 / autumn term
€33 / spring term

Information on member services can be found here.

€43 / entire academic year
€20 / autumn term
€23 / spring term

Information on the services of doctoral students can be found here.

Benefits available for new students from the beginning of August

The academic year starts officially on 1 Aug when new students are entitled to all student benefits. Even if new students enrol already in May, their student status and related benefits will only be valid at the beginning of August. You can order the digital student card from Frank or Pivo, or a  plastic card from Frank. Please note that it takes 1–5 working days to transfer information from the university to Frank, for example.


  • More specific instructions for new students for the beginning of the academic year on AYY’s site.
  • Answers to frequently asked questions can be found here.

Exchange students should enrol only after receiving confirmation of admission

All bachelor and master level students pay the student union membership fee, including international bachelor and master level students. Exchange students may also become members of the Student Union if they wish to do so. It is possible to live in an AYY's apartment only as a member of AYY. It should be noted that students for whom joining the Student Union is voluntary will not be refunded a paid membership fee if the membership is cancelled. Thus, you should pay AYY’s membership fee only when it is certain that your studies will begin according to plan.

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Healthcare fee for higher education students for the autumn of 2022

The Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) fee has previously been paid in connection with the student union membership fee. From the beginning of 2021, the health care fee will be paid to the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela) at your own initiative through the electronic services - this is also the case for the autumn of 2022.

In 2022, the student healthcare fee in higher education is EUR 35.80 per term. You can only pay the healthcare fee for the autumn of 2022 as the amount of the fee due for spring term 2023 is not known yet. AYY is unable to check whether you have already paid the fee - please contact Kela in unclear situations.

Student health care reforms 2021

Read answers to frequently asked questions

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Frequently asked questions about housing and member services

Here you will find the answer to most of the questions the students have regarding housing applications, student cards and membership fees.

Students continuing their studies, in particular, should note that it is not possible to enrol for the academic year during the service break of study information systems between 31 July–8 Aug 2021. If you want your student status to be valid in the beginning of August, please enrol no later than 30 July.

Frequently asked questions about housing and member services

Membership and Student Card

As a member of the Student Union, you will be able to enjoy all of AYY’s services, as well as a wide range of student benefits nationally and even internationally.

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Services for Members

AYY offers its members several services, such as affordable student housing, rental facilities, advocacy, and a range of different benefits. Read more about the student union services!

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Welcome to Aalto University and the Student Union!

On this page, you can find important information for new students and some tips for the early stages of your studies.

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