Membership and Student Card

Membership Fee

To register for attendance as a basic degree student at Aalto University, you must pay the membership fee of Aalto University Student Union (AYY).

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 enrolment period for the academic year 2020–2021 runs from 4 May to 4 Sept 2020. You should register for attendance or non-attendance for the full academic year.

There is, however, a separate enrolment period for the spring term 2021 during which, if necessary, you can amend your enrolment details. The enrolment period for the spring term 2021 runs from 30 Nov 2020 to 8 Jan 2021.

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.


Amount of Membership Fee 2020–2021

Basic degree students and exchange students (includes the FSHS health care fee for autumn term)

€91 (incl. FHSH fee €28,5) / academic year
€58 (incl. FHSH fee €28.5) / autumn term
€33 / spring term

Doctoral students

€42 / academic year
€20 / autumn term
€22 / spring term

Read more about doctoral student services here.

Starting from January 2021 university students will pay 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.

Paying the Membership Fee

New students

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). If you wish to join the student association of your field of study (guild or subject-specific association), also pay any related membership fees.

If you are unable to enrol as attending in the OILI service, please send an email to [email protected]

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.


Exchange students

Exchange students can join the student union if they wish to do so.  However, for students who have joined the Student Union voluntarily, the membership fee will not be refunded in case they cancel their membership. You can pay the membership fee via WebOodi. If you are unable to make the payment via WebOodi, please send an email to [email protected]


Continuing students

Enrol as an attending student on WebOodi 4 May–4 September 2020. Pay the student union (AYY) membership fee and any voluntary student association fees with your Finnish online banking user ID or a credit/debit card supported by the service. This way, both your payment and enrolment will be registered in the student information system.

If you are unable to enrol as attending via WebOodi, please send an email to [email protected]

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 in the spring term 2018 and the academic year 2018–2019 can be found in the minutes of the Board’s first meeting of the year and in the administrative regulations.

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.


Refund form

You can apply for a refund on the membership fee and the FSHS health care fee using this application form.

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