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Frequently asked questions about housing and member services

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


Ajankohtaista
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A big tree in front of metro station in the summer. A student walking by.

Developments in housing activities in 2023

AYY continuously develops its housing activities in order to respond to the needs of students as well as possible. At present, AYY’s targets for development include real estate services, consistency of reservations for common facilities and services, the selling of low demand housing, energy saving and making it easier to contact AYY.
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A road sign to AYY office.

Student housing must not be excluded from investment grants for special groups

Student housing construction and renovation are supported with investment grants for special groups provided by the Housing Fund of Finland. The proposal of the Ministry of Finance to exclude students from investment grants for special groups has been made on false grounds.
Kannanotot ja lausunnot
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Kuva asunnosta

Tiina Pajukari and Ronja Mäkinen started as the new policy specialists

AYY has recruited two new policy specialists for the advocacy team: Tiina Pajukari and Ronja Mäkinen. Tiina Pajukari works as social policy and sustainable development specialist and Ronja Mäkinen as international affairs and equality specialist. Both policy specialists have a long history in the student movement.
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Parliamentary Elections 2023

Parliamentary elections will be held again this spring. Check the important events and dates of the elections below.
Ajankohtaista
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Parliamentary Elections 2023

Additions to AYY’s art collection - works on display at the Museum of Student Life

Seven works of art have been added to the art collection of Aalto University Student Union. The works of art are on display at AYY’s Museum of Student Life. The museum is open on Sundays from 2 pm to 4 pm.
Ajankohtaista, Press release
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kuvassa kaksi taulua museon seinällä

Can I get more housing allowance if my rent is increased?

Due to increased costs, Aalto University Student Union has had to increase the rents. You can apply for more housing allowance from Kela if your housing costs increase.
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An open laptop on the table next to a coffee cup.

Maintenance Officer Janne Kankaisto visits buildings with laptop under his arm

Aalto University Student Union properties are managed by AYY’s real estate team where Janne Kankaisto works as Maintenance Officer.
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Maintenance Officer Janne Kankaisto looking at the camera with a laptop in his hand.

Non-military service at AYY – Blown fuses and improved knowledge of human nature

Lassi Vainikainen, a 24-year-old from Kuopio is at the end of his non-military service as a real estate assistant of the Aalto University Student Union. How does a regular workday look like for a real estate assistant?
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Winter view at Otaniemi

Sauna available at Rantasauna from 16 Jan onwards

At the request of the Representative Council, the saunas at Rantasauna are available for booking from 16 Jan onwards. Due to increased costs, AYY has increased the rental rate of the saunas. You can cancel previously made reservations free of charge.
Ajankohtaista
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Rantasauna and hot tub covered in snow in winter sun.

A-type student residence permit - could Finland do better?

Since April 2022, International students have been able to apply for a visa tied to the entire length of their studies. No more yearly juggling of finances and applications! AYY believes we need to achieve equality between different groups of students. Have we achieved that? In this blog, we discuss the new A-type student residence permit and the advocacy work that paved the way for it. We interviewed student union representatives from 2018-2022 and asked them the following questions. How did the new residence permit come to be? What does it look like now, and what still needs to be done? What might future international students think of it?
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Kuvassa ikkunan äärellä Fon Krairiksh katsoo kameraan, totinen ilme

Apply for AYY’s Parliamentary Election Team!

Parliamentary elections are approaching, are you ready? In April next year, we will vote on the future direction of students for the next four years. Would you like to organise campaigns for next spring, where we challenge future decision-makers, bring the elections closer to students and make the voice of Aalto students heard?
Ajankohtaista
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Kuvassa ihmiset pitävät äänestyslappuja
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