The membership of the Student Union requires enrollment to the university and paying the membership fee. By paying the fee, you get all the student services and benefits in the city. For both doctoral and exchange students membership fee is voluntary to pay. Please note that all the student discounts are not eligible for doctoral students (see more information below).
Paying the fee
Exchange students can join the student union by visiting us at the F-wing service point.
Once you have paid the fee, you can get the new semester sticker for your student card from LYY’s office or LYY’s campus service desk at the F-wing. In case you use a digital student card, you don’t have to get the sticker.
The fee is paid every year. The amounts of the fee for the study year 2023-2024 are as follows:
Degree & exchange students
Study year 59,00 euros
Fall semester 29,00 euros
Spring semester 30,00 euros
Exchange students can pay the membership fee either directly at the customer service point (at the University’s F-wing or at LYY’s Office at Ahkiomaantie 23 B) or via bank-transfer.
You can pay the membership fee straight to LYY from a non-Finnish bank account account with the following information:
Beneficiary: Lapin yliopiston ylioppilaskunta
IBAN: FI13 5640 0220 0637 67 with POHJOLA BANK PLC Helsinki
Reference: student´s name
Amount: 59 € / Full year, 29 € / Fall semester
Name of the bank: Pohjolan Osuuspankki Koskikadun konttori
Address of the bank: Koskikatu 12, PL 96
Please note that if you pay via bank-transfer, you need to send the receipt and your student number to firstname.lastname@example.org for registration.
Study year 59,00 euros
Fall semester 32,50 euros
Spring semester 33,50 euros
Please note that doctoral students get discount on lunch price at Lovisa (special price: 5,50 €). By buying the membership fee doctoral students will get many student discounts in Finland but they are not eligible for a student discount on train and bus tickets.
You can also get the Wellness pass, if you want (45 €/35 €). Click here for more information on the Wellness pass!
The fee return policy
The Student Union membership fee can be returned in certain cases. Whether the Student Union returns the fee for the whole study year or for one semester on the situation of the student applying for the return of the fee. A person who has paid their fee AND graduates before 1st of August will be returned the amount of the whole fee. If one has paid the fee for the study year within the registration time and they graduate during the fall semester, they will be paid the fee for the spring semester. A person who has paid the fee within the registration time and then announced to be absent also within the registration time will be paid the fee back for the time they are absent.
Do as follows:
1. Print and fill the application for refund of membership-fee. Take the application with the attachments to the University of Lapland student services , where the missing parts of the application file will be filled.
The required attachments:
- If you announce to be absent right after you’ve enrolled or if you graduate, attach the receipt but also your student card (if you have a semester sticker on it) and a return envelope (with your name, address and a stamp on it).
The application has to be delivered in the student union by 30.9. for the fall semester and by 31.1. for the spring semester. Incomplete applications or applications that are sent after the deadline will not be dealt with. The fees aren’t returned retroactively, so the application must be delivered within the study year or semester in question.