14.08.2018

Student card

Joining the Student Union and obtaining a student card will entitle you to a wide range of services and benefits.

Those who have joined the Student Union (obligatory for Bachelor's and Master's level degree students, optional for exchange and visiting students) can obtain a student card. With the student card, you can get for example the following services and benefits:

  • health care at the Finnish Student Health Service
  • student-priced meals in student cafeterias
  • 30-50% off the price in trains and long-distance buses

These benefits are available for Bachelor's and Master's level students only. All student card holders have also an access to various discounts offered by shops, businesses and service providers in Jyväskylä and nationwide. For a complete list of benefits, please see the Student Union website and Frank.

When to order?

You can apply for a student card once your study period at JYU has begun. 

  • Degree students: after you have sent the registration form and receipt of the Student Union membership fee payment to JYU (from 1 August onwards, at the earliest)
  • Exchange students: after your study period at JYU has begun, provided that you have uploaded the receipt of the student union membership fee payment into Mobility-Online.
  • Visiting students: after your study period at JYU has begun, provided that you have sent the receipt of the student union membership fee payment to the International Office.
Please note that the student benefits (on card or on app) will only activate once you have completed the steps, your study period at the university has begun and Frank has activated your account. It takes around two days after your study right has become active.
 

Types of student cards

There are four types of student cards:

  • Plastic Student Card 16.10€ + delivery fee. With ISIC-licence an additional 16€ (valid for 5years)
  • Digital Student Card (Frank App) - 2,9€/year. With ISIC-licence and additional 4€/year.
  • A student card with a payment feature 0 €. With ISIC-licence 16€ (valid for 5 years).Not possible for exchange students, as requires a Finnish identity card or passport and you will be joined to Danske Bank in which services are only in Finnish and Swedish.  
Student card with a payment feature Plastic student card without payment functionality Digital Student Card (Frank App)   
Price: 0 €  (16 € with ISIC-licence)

Price: 16.10 € (+delivery fee)

-with ISIC licence an additional 16€

Price: 2,90 € 

-with ISIC-licence an additional 4 €/ 1 yr

 

Requirements: 

  • Finnish passport / Finnish ID-card
  • Finnish registered address
  • Finnish/Swedish skills
 
Where to collect:
  • The card will be sent to the address in Finland given in the student card application. In order to validate the card, please collect an academic year sticker from the Student Union office.

Requirements:

  • JYU student number
 
Where to collect:
  • The card will be sent to the address in Finland given in the student card application. In order to validate the card, please collect an academic year sticker from the Student Union office.

Requirements: 

  • Finnish personal identity code

Where to collect:
  • No need to collect. Download the Frank App to your phone and purchase the digital student card through the FrankApp. The app becomes active once Frank has been notified that you have paid the Student Union Membership fee and have been registered as a student. This may take two-three working days from the beginning of your study period.

 


How to order?

The card can be ordered online at https://frank.fi/en/. You will need your JYU student number or Finnish personal identity code for the application. You will receive them at the beginning of your studies at JYU. If you have requested for your information to be entered into the Finnish Population Information System as part of your residence permit application or by registering at the Register Office and have received a Finnish personal identity code, please inform the Student Services about it. The personal identity code in the JYU student register and in your student card application must match.

The primary method of paying for the student card is by credit card (MasterCard, Visa or Visa Electron). When paying with credit card you can pay directly in the online order system and your order will proceed quickly. If you do not own a credit card yourself, it is also possible to pay with a friend's or family member's credit card, as long as the card is suitable for online payments. If it is not possible for you to pay with a credit card, please let your tutor know or contact directly the Student Union Central Office (Keskussairaalantie 2) after your arrival to Jyväskylä.

When and where to pick up the card?

The estimated delivery time of the student cards is approximately 3 weeks after ordering and paying for the card and if details in the student register are correct. The card will be delivered to the address in Finland you have given in the application. Before ordering the card please make sure you have notified the Finnish Post Office about your Finnish address by visiting one of their branches and fillig out the necessary form. After you have received the card, you are required to visit the Student Union to get the validating sticker onto your card. Without the sticker you will not be able to receive discounts.

Degree students - validating your old student card

The student card may be validated for each subsequent academic year in the Student Union Office (Ilokivi, Keskussairaalantie 2) after you have paid the Student Union membership fee with the personal reference number. If you would like to collect the sticker for the student card and the student calendar  immediately after having paid the fee, remember to take the receipt of the payment with you.

Doctoral students

Doctoral students and visiting doctoral students may join the Student Union and obtain for a PhD student card if they wish. In doing so, they are entitled to the support services of the Student Union and the discounts offered by Frank but do not have access to the services of the Finnish Student Health Service, to the discounts on trains and long-distance buses or to student-priced meals in student cafeterias.

Doctoral students get a small discount in many student cafeterias by presenting a certificate of registration or a PhD student card.

Questions?

If you have further questions on how to apply for the student card, please contact the Frank customer service at .