About us


The Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY) operates on both campuses of the University of Eastern Finland: Joensuu and Kuopio. ISYY’s members include all students doing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF). The membership is based on law. Also postgraduate students can join the Student Union.

Student Union’s main tasks include the supervision of its members interests and offering services. ISYY’s operations have been divided into three sectors: social and educational policy, recreation and organisational affairs. Recreation sector includes international affairs, sports, culture and environmental and development cooperation.

Becoming a member

You can join the Student Union by paying the Student Union’s membership fee.  You will find more information on how to join the Student Union under How to become a member.

The Student Union membership fee is a kind of basic security for students. By paying the membership fee, students are entitled to the services of the Finnish Student Health Service (YTHS) as well as to different kinds of student discounts and the services offered by the Student Union.

Goals and activities

ISYY’s goal is to promote the social and personal interests and aims of its 13,000 members. We also offer our members several services and a community where everyone can follow their own interests.

ISYY’s members also members of the National Union of the University Students in Finland (SYL) and the Finnish Student Sports Federation (OLL). SYL represents all Finnish university students in the fields of national politics and other organisations. On a local level, ISYY focuses on the interests of the students in relation to UEF, the campus cities, SYL, the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela) and the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Join ISYY and our activities!

What ISYY: SYKETTÄ Sports Services
What ISYY: Offices and member services
What ISYY: Kiosk
What ISYY: Sections 
What ISYY: Staff
What ISYY: Executive Board
What ISYY: Representative Council
What ISYY: ISYY in a nutshell

Read more:

ISYY: How to become a member
ISYY: History
ISYY: Get involved