As a member of the Student Union, you get to enjoy several benefits. You are entitled to, for example, student discounts on public transport (VR and Matkahuolto) and Kela’s meal subsidy, and you can order a student card.
The annual enrolment for academic year 2023–2024 begins on 2 May 2023 and ends on 1 September 2023. We recommend that you register for attendance or non-attendance for the full academic year. There is however another enrolment period for the spring term 2024 from 27 November 2023 to 5 January 2024.
Please note that registration for attendance can only be changed during the enrolment periods. You can change your status from non-attendance to attendance also outside the enrolment periods.
More information about annual enrolment on Aalto University website.
Amount of Membership Fee 2022–2023
Basic degree students and exchange students
€63 / academic year
€30 / autumn term
€33 / spring term
€43 / academic year
€20 / autumn term
€23 / spring term
Read more about doctoral student services here.
Remember to pay the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) fee to Kela (Social Insurance Institution of Finland).
Paying the Membership Fee
First-year students pay the membership fee via Studyinfo, following the instructions provided by the University.
To enrol as an attending student at Aalto University after accepting your offer of admission, go to the OILI service of Studyinfo and pay the membership fee of the Aalto University student union (AYY). New students have received an e-mail link to OILI to make the enrolment. The link has been sent in the same e-mail as the confirmation of the study place. If you wish to join the student association of your field of study (guild or subject-specific association), also pay any related membership fees. For new students, the student status and related benefits will only be valid from the beginning of the period, 1st August, or in the spring period, 1st January.
Enrolling for attending student status is a precondition for using any Aalto services, getting a student number, and registering for courses. If you are unable to enrol as attending in the OILI service, please contact Aalto learning services: Aalto contact information
Please note especially that after accepting their offer of admission, first-year students can register for non-attendance only due to military or non-military service, parental leave or an illness or injury that prevents them from starting their studies.
Joining the student union is voluntary (but recommended) for exchange students. You can become a member after receiving your Aalto University student number. You can live in an AYY's apartment only if you are a member of AYY. The enrolment period for the 2023–2024 academic year is from 2 May to 1 September 2023. The enrolment period for spring term 2024 is from 27 November 2023 to 5 January 2024. Exchange students can join the student union at any time, even after the enrolment period.
How to become a member?
Exchange students can join the Student Union by paying the membership fee. Please note that since it is voluntary for exchange students to join the Student Union, the membership fee will not be refunded in case you cancel your membership. Therefore, we recommend you become a member only once you are sure that you will study at Aalto and want to join the Student Union.
Pay AYY’s membership fee directly to AYY’s account according to the payment information below. Be sure to use your own student number as a reference number to ensure that your payment is processed correctly.
- Send a receipt of your payment to Aalto student services at [email protected], after which your membership information will be updated in the student register. It may take 1-5 days for the information to be updated. Once your payment has been recorded in the student register, you will have access to all membership benefits and receive your student card, for example. For new students, the student status and related benefits will only be valid from the beginning of the period, 1st August.
If you have any further questions, please contact member services: [email protected]!
Continuing bachelor’s and master’s students
Enrol as an attending student and pay the student union membership fee at the OILI service. The membership fee is paid with online banking ID, after which the payment and enrolment are logged directly into the student register. At the same time, you can choose to pay the membership fee of a student association in your field of study. Doctoral students can also enrol as attending students at OILI.
If you are unable to pay the membership fee directly through OILI, please contact your own school or Aalto learning services: Aalto contact information
You can find more information about enrolment on Aalto University website.
AYY’s membership fee payment details
Primarily, the membership fee should be paid at the OILI service. You can pay the membership fee directly to AYY’s account if you are an exchange student, if you want to change your enrolment status from non-attendance to attendance or if Aalto student services have instructed you to do so. A student association fee (guild or subject-specific association), can only be paid via OILI, not directly to AYY's account.
AYY does not accept any payments by card or cash.
Recipient: Aalto University Student Union
Account: Handelsbanken FI98 3131 1002 1504 84
Amount: See above
Reference: Student number
Please remember to send a receipt for the paid membership fee to Aalto student services at [email protected], after which your membership information will be updated in the student register.
Membership fee refunds
All payment refunds must be applied for using the form at the bottom of this page at the latest by:
30 Sept for the autumn term
31 Jan for the spring term
Start amending your enrolment by contacting a Student Service point, where the changes are entered into the student register.
Please note that the enrolment period usually ends a couple of weeks earlier than AYY’s application period for membership fee refunds.
The AYY Board’s annual decision on membership fee refunds can be found in the minutes of the Board’s first meeting of the year 2022.
If you graduate at the beginning of a term or decide to change your enrolment status from attendance to non-attendance before the enrolment period ends, you can apply for a membership fee refund from the Student Union. Those who graduate later during the autumn term can apply for a refund on the membership fee of the following term, i.e. for the spring term.
Please note that you cannot change your enrolment status from attendance to non-attendance outside the enrolment periods. During the enrolment period, you can change your status from attendance to non-attendance by visiting your School’s Student Service point with your student card. The Student Service point will record the change and exchange/remove the tag on your student card. You can also notify them of the change by post; in this case, also send in your student card for tag removal and verify your address for its return.
You can apply for a membership fee refund from AYY. Fill in the form at the bottom of this page and return it to AYY at the latest by 30 Sept for the autumn term and at the latest by 31 Jan for the spring term. AYY will refund the membership fees of the terms in question to your bank account within a month of your application submission.
During the enrolment period, you can change your status from non-attendance to attendance in OILI. Outside the enrolment period, you can change your status from non-attendance to attendance by paying the AYY’s membership fee for the term in question and by delivering the receipt to your School’s Student Service point in order to have your enrolment entered into the student register. The archive code must be stated on the receipt. Send the receipt by email to [email protected] along with your name and student number. You can also deliver the receipt to the Student Service point in person. Once the Student Service point has entered the information into the student register, your enrolment is in order and you can pick up a tag for your student card from either the Student Service point or AYY’s Services Office.
If you lose your right to study on account of failure to enrol for the academic year, you must apply for readmission. You will find the instructions on Aalto website.
If a student has registered for attendance in more than university, they must pay the membership fee of each of these universities’ student unions in full.
Starting from January 2021 university students have paid their Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) fee to Kela (Social Insurance Institution of Finland).
Until the 2020 autumn term the FSHS fee was paid to the student union.
Student card tag for the academic year
You can only collect the student card tag for the academic year from the student union that issued your student card. In other words, the AYY Services Office will only provide a tag for AYY members who have paid the AYY membership fee and hold an AYY student card. Student cards issued by the former Student Union of the Helsinki School of Economics (KY), Student Union of the University of Art and Design (TOKYO) and Student Union of the Helsinki University of Technology (TKY) also count as AYY student cards.
We also recommend everyone to download Frank App to their phone and launch a free digital student card. For students attending only in the spring of 2022, the card will start working at the beginning of the academic term, i.e. in January.
As a member of AYY you can also start using your student card in Pivo.
You can get your card tag from Services Office during opening hours.
You can apply for a refund on the membership fee using this application form.