Services for Members

Services for Members

AYY offers its members several services, such as affordable student housing, rental facilities, advocacy, and a range of different benefits.


As a member of AYY, you can use all AYY’s services. The Student Union promotes your interests both at the University and on the national level.

As a member of the Student Union you can:

  • use student health care (Please note! Starting from January 2021, students will pay a healthcare fee to Kela)
  • subscribe to the weekly newsletter
  • apply for AYY’s or TTE Fund’s project grant for a project to be implemented with a group of friends or your association
  • apply for scholarships allocated by AYY
  • get a free calendar for the academic year from the Services Office
  • get help, support and advice for the establishment and operations of an association
  • utilise AYY’s advocacy work when for example your exam grading is late
  • run as a candidate in the Representative Council elections and become a member of the Representative Council where you can decide on the Student Union’s priorities and policies
  • apply for a position of a student representative in administration and promote the students’ interests in the University's bodies
  • by showing your student card, you are entitled to national student benefits: VR, HSL and Matkahuolto provide public transport at a discounted price, Kela subsidises meal costs and YTHS (FSHS)  provides student health care. A list of all the benefits and deals available with the student card can be found here:

In addition: as a student of Aalto, you also get student prices at UniSport.

AYY Services Office

At the AYY Services Office you can, among other things, get a new sticker for your student card, collect keys for AYY’s rental facilities, use the internet and ask about anything related to student life. We also help you with questions concerning housing search, keys, moving, renting and apartments.

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AYY owns 2,600 apartments in the metropolitan area providing a home for 3,200 student union members.

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Membership and Student Card

As a member of the Student Union, you will be able to enjoy all of AYY’s services, as well as a wide range of student benefits nationally and even internationally.

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Rent facilities or van

AYY's members can rent saunas, meeting rooms, and venues for academic dinner parties at an affordable price. You can read about the facilities and rental terms in more detail on this site.

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Advocacy and Guidance

Have you been mistreated or harassed during your studies? Do you need help with coping with your studies? On this page, you will find help.

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