Membership and Student Card

Student Card and Frank App

Your student card is the official proof of your student status. After you have paid the Student Union’s membership fee, you can order a plastic and/or digital card. The validity of a plastic student card is proven by a yearly tag.

A student card entitles you to countless national and local benefits, on which you can find more information at The student card is also a handy way to prove your student status when visiting student restaurants or UniSport, for example.

Your student card is valid throughout your studies, provided that you have paid the AYY membership fee and have a valid tag for the academic year. The tags can be picked up at the AYY Services Office. The student cards are delivered by Frank, which brings together all student benefits in Finland.

It is possible to purchase an ISIC licence, which is an internationally accepted student ID, for either a digital or a plastic student card. With an ISIC student card, you can get flights from various companies at a student price, for example. In Finland, student-priced flights are sold by Kilroy.

The academic year tag can only be obtained from the student union whose student card the member has. AYY's service office therefore only issues a year tag to AYY's student card for members who have paid AYY's membership fee. AYY's student card also includes student cards previously issued by the Student Union of the Helsinki School of Economics (KY), the Student Union of the University of Art and Design (TOKYO) and the Student Union of the Helsinki University of Technology (TKY).


Frank App and the digital student card

You can download the Frank App for your phone and take advantage of the discounts provided by the service for free. If you want, you can add a digital student card into the Frank App as a separate feature. You can download the digital student card once you have paid the Student Union’s membership fee. An electronic photo must be attached to the card order.

Please note that new students can only download a digital student card once their membership details have been transferred from the University to Frank. The transfer usually takes a few days from your registration.

If your right to study has expired due to graduation, for example, you can unfortunately not continue to use your digital student card. However, you can use your plastic student card until the end of the validity period of the most recent tag.

Learn about the features and prices of the different cards at

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