How to become a member

The Student Union (ISYY) provides various services for the UEF students.

Under the Universities Act, all undergraduate degree students (completing Bachelor’s or Master’s degree at the University of Eastern Finland) are required to join the Student Union (ISYY). PhD students and exchange students studying in Finland are welcome to join ISYY, but are not obliged to do so.

You can join the Student Union (ISYY) by paying the membership fee.

STEP 1: Pay your membership fee

The Student Union fee:
65 € for one semester
126 € for the whole academic year 2018–2019

For postgraduate students:
30,50 € for one semester
56 € for the whole academic year 2018–2019 (Please pay the exact amount)

The account details for the Student Union are as follows:
Recipient: Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland
Recipient’s address: Yliopistonranta 3, FI-70211 Kuopio, Finland
Bank name: Osuuspankki/OP Bank/Pohjola Bank Plc
Bank address: Koskikatu 9, FI-80100 Joensuu, Finland
IBAN: FI37 5770 0520 2461 63
Reference number: 50005 (Please use this reference number when you pay)

For further information contact or

STEP 2: Register your membership

Once you have paid, register your membership by bringing the payment receipt to the UEF Student & Learning Services (Oppari). 

Kuopio: Yliopistonranta 1 C, Canthia Building (2nd floor).

Joensuu: Yliopistokatu 2, Aurora Building (Entrance A).

After the payment and registration process has been completed, you can order the student card (15,10 €) online at webpage or download the Frank App.
Detailed instructions on how to order your student card can be found on ISYY’s web page Student card and term sticker.

Postgraduate students

For postgraduate students (both PhD exchange and degree students) who have already completed their Master’s degree, the Student Union (ISYY) membership is voluntary.

The membership fee for postgraduate students is 56 €/full academic year 2018–2019, and 30,50 €/one semester. By paying the membership fee, the postgraduate students are able to access events organised by the Student Union (ISYY) and ESN Joensuu or ESN KISA, our international clubs but also to get local and national discounts at shops and restaurants (please see all the discounts here).

Please note that postgraduate students are not entitled to subsidised student meals, travel discounts or the services provided by Finnish Student Health Service.

For further information about the benefits for postgraduate students, please contact or

Read more:

UEF: Student and Learning Services
Frank student card company: Frank
ISYY: Student card and term sticker