Student card and Frank App
A student card entitles you to countless national and local benefits, on which you can find more information at frank.fi. The student card is also a handy way to prove your student status when visiting student restaurants, UniSport or the health centres of Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS), 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.
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 frank.fi.
The plastic student card
After you have paid the Student Union’s membership fee, you can order a student card for yourself at frank.fi. You can order a student card with or without a payment feature. More information on the different card types and their prices is available on the Frank website.
Payment for a student card can be made using Finnish banks’ online banking details or a Visa or MasterCard (credit/debit). An electronic photo must be attached to the card order. The card will be delivered to you by post. You do not need a Finnish Personal Identity Code if you are ordering a card without the payment feature. A student number is enough to order a plastic card.
Please note that new students can order a student card in the beginning of August at the earliest, once their right to study is effective and the Student Union’s membership fee paid.
A postgraduate student card
If they want, postgraduate students can become members of the Student Union. Once they have become a member, a postgraduate student can acquire a green postgraduate student card. The student card can be ordered at frank.fi. The website also contains the detailed prices.
There are significant differences in the national benefits between basic degree students and postgraduate students. For example, postgraduate students are not entitled to FSHS services, to student discounts from VR or Matkahuolto or to students’ meal subsidy. However, some student restaurants do offer lunch at a slightly lower price than normal to those presenting a postgraduate student card.