Services for members

Questions and answers to student card questions

As a member of AYY, you can use all AYY services. The student union promotes your interests both within the university and at the national level.

As a member of the student union, you can:

  • apply for AYY housing
  • rent AYY facilities or the van
  • get a student card to prove your student status (provided by Frank:
  • subscribe to the weekly newsletter
  • apply for AYY or TTE Fund 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 notebook for the academic year from the services office
  • get help, support and advice for the establishment and operations of an association
  • utilise AYY advocacy if, 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 and promote students’ interests in the university's administrative 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 provides meal subsidy and YTHS (FSHS)  provides student health care services. A list of all the benefits and deals available with the student card can be found here:

In addition, you can use student health care services. As a student of Aalto, you also get student discount at UniSport.


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

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Membership and student card

As a member of the student union, you get to enjoy AYY’s services and numerous student benefits nationally and even internationally.

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Rent facilities or van

AYY members can rent saunas, meeting rooms, event venues, and a van at a low cost. The facilities are located in Espoo and Helsinki.

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Advocacy and guidance

Have you experienced harassment or mistreatment during your studies? Do you need help with coping with your studies? On this page, you will find help.

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AYY services office

At AYY services office, you can ask about anything related to student life. We assist you with inquiries regarding finding housing, moving, and all matters related to residence. You can also contact the services office by phone.

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