The student union membership fee is 64,00 euros for the academic year 2022-2023 (32,00 euro per semester). The fee can be payed with an internet bank or a credit card through Oili.
By showing your student card you will also receive discounts on lunches at the student restaurants, a 50 per cent discount on ticket prices on trains and long distance coaches, reduced rates at youth hostels, the possibility to get a student bus card for the local buses in Åbo and lots of other student discounts. And you will, of course, be able to use the services of the Student Union of Åbo Akademi University.
Becoming a member
In order to obtain the student union membership and a student card you must first pay the student union fee. Payment information will be provided upon your arrival to Finland. Please make sure to save the receipt! Please note that if you pay the fee at a physical bank the bank will probably charge you a small service fee. After paying the fee you can register at the Education services at Åbo Akademi University. After registration you should order your student card at www.frank.fi.
Postgraduate students studying for a licentiate or PhD can also become members of the Student Union. Please note that the benefits for postgraduate students differ from those mentioned above.
Benefits for postgraduate student members:
– Subventioned lunches at Kb Gadolinia [Café Kåren, Café Gado, Café Arken, Café Fänriken]
– Student lawyer and student priest
– All service at the Student Union Offices (merchandise, rooms for rent, advice m.m.)
– Accomodation at Tavasthem and TYS
– The student card
– Right to vote and run for office in
the Student Union elections
If you wish to apply for a refund of your Student Union membership fee, please use this form.
There is a separate sports fee that you have to pay if you want to take part in the sports activities that are arranged by Åbo Akademi University. You can find more information here.