Postgraduate Students

If you are an international postgraduate student, i.e. you have already completed your Master’s degree, 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, Joensuu's Exchange and International Students (JEIS) and other ISYY Clubs. Additionally, ISYY membership will give you access to noticeable discounts in restaurants, bars, cinemas and shops all across Finland, as well as online.

However, please note that postgraduate students are not entitled to subsidised student meals, discounts on public bus transport or the services provided by Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS).

Starting on 1 January 2024 postgraduate students are eligible for student discount from VR. In order to get the discount you must have a valid student card with VR logo in it. Frank and Tuudo have already updated the VR logo to their digital student cards for postgraduate students. 

Membership Fee 2024 – 2025

Postgraduate students

  • 56 € for the whole academic year 2024 - 2025
  • 29,50 € for the autumn semester 2024
  • 30,50 € for the spring semester 2025
  • (31,50 € for the spring semester 2024)

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 15, 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 at the customer service counter of the UEF Student and Learning Services or email your payment receipt to the UEF Student and Learning Services (opiskelu(at) Please include your name and date of birth to the email.

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

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More Information:

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

  • Joensuu: kv.joensuu(at)
  • Kuopio: kv.kuopio(at)