One of the most significant benefits of the Student Union membership is the student card. Student card verifies your student status and thus entitles you to numerous student benefits.
All students completing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the University of Lapland are automatically members of the University of Lapland Student Union and can thus obtain a student card. The student card can be obtained as a plastic card, a digital card – or even both!
Postgraduate’s student card:
Students completing a postgraduate degree (licentiate or doctoral degree) can also obtain a student card by paying the student union membership fee. Postgraduate students are entitled to student discounts and membership services provided by LYY after paying the membership fee and obtaining a student card. However, postgraduate students are not entitled to FSHS services, VR and Matkahuolto’s student discounts and KELA’s meal allowance. Postgraduates do however get a meal discount from Lovisa cafe. The meal price with postgraduate’s student card is 5,60 €.
Plastic card and sticker
You can obtain a plastic student card by ordering it from LYY. More information on this will be provided later.
Student card sticker
The validity of the plastic student card is proved by the semester sticker or academic year sticker. The academic year sticker certifies the student’s attendance for both the fall and spring semesters while the semester sticker is given to students who are present only during the fall semester. You will receive a sticker on your student card from LYY’s customer service point during its opening hours or from LYY’s office at a pre-arranged time. Remember to keep your card sticker up to date so you don’t miss out on the benefits you deserve!
If you want a semester sticker for your card, but you cannot apply for the sticker within LYY’s opening hours, you can forward your card to us by post. Please note that student cards with a payment feature shoud not be sent!
Proceed as follows:
- Put your student card in an envelope and also put in a return envelope with your own address and stamp.
- Send the letter to: University of Lapland Student Union, Ahkiomaantie 23B, 96300 Rovaniemi
Note! Under no circumstances will we send the semester sticker loose. The semester sticker can only be sent attached to the student card.
The sticker can also be picked up from another local student union for a service fee of 5 euros, but this must always be agreed separately in advance. In that case, you should send an e-mail to us at lyy (at) lyy.fi and tell us in your message your name, your student number, and from which student union you want to pick up the sticker on your card. We will forward the information to another student union and forward you an acknowledgment message when your sticker is ready to be picked up.
The semester sticker can be picked up from all other student unions, except the University of Helsinki Student Union and the Svenska Handelhögskolans Studentkår.
Digital student card and benefits for the members of LYY
The free digital student card goes with your phone everywhere and proves your student status just like the plastic one does. Our student union currently has two different digital student cards in use: the Pivo card gives you access to Slice’s local and national student benefits and the Tuudo card is conveniently located in a versatile student lifestyle application.
Basically, with any of the above, you can prove your student status for all the national and local discounts. Some of them have their own unique benefits or discounts. If you wish, you can download all the digital student cards for your use!
With the free Pivo digital student card, you can use VR’s and Matkahuolto’s student-priced tickets and Kela’s meal support. In addition to this, at Pivo you will find thousands of local and national student benefits in Slice.
Here’s how to get a Pivo digital student card:
- Download the Pivo app and activate it with your phone number, online bank user identifiers and a payment card from a Finnish bank and payment card information.
- In the Pivo main view, select the student card and select your student organization
- Follow the instructions to create a student card for yourself
Please note that in order to use the Pivo Student Card, you must be a member of your student union. The image you select for your student card can be changed every six months.
In the Tuudo application, in addition to the lunch lists, the campus map, and your study performance, you will also find a digital student card. With Tuudo’s free student card, you can use VR’s and Matkahuolto’s student-priced tickets and Kela’s meal support.
You can use the Tuudo student card by downloading the application from the application store and logging in with the University of Lapland ID.
Student Health Foundation (FSHS)
You can use the services of the FSHS when you are a bachelor’s or master’s degree student, have paid the student union membership fee and registered to attend. With a valid student card, you can prove the above points true, so when using FSHS services, please bring your student card with you.
KELA’s meal support
As a university student, you are entitled to KELA’s meal support in restaurants that are involved in KELA’s meal support. You can get meal support by showing your valid student card at the restaurant.
With a valid student card, you get a student discount on VR’s long-distance and commuter train tickets.
A valid student card entitles you to the Matkahuolto student discount. The student card must be presented in connection with ticket sales and boarding. In ticket sales, Matkahuolto follows the price lists and discount conditions announced by bus operators.