Exchange Students

If you are an exchange student, joining ISYY is optional for you.

As a member of ISYY you are entitled to participate in all of the events and activities organised by ISYY, ESN Joensuu, ESN KISA and other ISYY Clubs. ISYY membership will give you access to noticeable discounts in restaurants, bars, cinemas and shops all across Finland, as well as online. Additionally, you are entitled to use the health and medical services provided by the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) in the autumn semester. Read more about the spring semester and the FSHS fee from our Student Health Services section.

Membership Fee 2020-2021

  • 100€ for the whole academic year 1.8.2020-31.7.2021 (including the FSHS fee of 28,50€ for the autumn semester)
  • 64€ for the autumn semester 1.8.-31.12.2020 (including the FSHS fee of 28,50€)
  • 36€ for the spring semester 1.1.-31.7.2021 (NB! does not include the FSHS fee)

How to Become a Member

STEP 1: Pay your membership fee                                                                                       

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
  • Please use your name as a reference in the message field

NB! You may also pay the membership fee by cash or by debit or credit card at the ISYY offices in Joensuu or Kuopio. Please note that the biggest banknote you can pay with at our offices is 50€.

STEP 2: Register your membership

Once you have paid, register your membership by showing the payment receipt (issued by your bank, an ATM receipt or a print out from your online bank) at the customer service counter of the UEF Student and Learning Services.

  • Kuopio:  Yliopistonranta 1 C, Canthia Building (1st floor)
  • Joensuu: Yliopistokatu 2, Aurora Building (Entrance A, ground floor).

After the payment and registration process has been completed, you can order the plastic student card (25€) online at or download the Frank App, which acts as a digital student card. The student card functions as a national benefit and discount card as well as the Student Union (ISYY) membership card. It is an official document that proves you are a student at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF).

Read More: Student card

More Information:

Please contact the Coordinators of International Affairs of ISYY for further information about the membership fee for exchange students and how to join.

  • Joensuu:
  • Kuopio: