Survival Package Joensuu

The rental period for Survival Packages in Joensuu

  • autumn semester 2024: 5.8.2024 - 12.12.2024
  • academic year 2024-2025: 5.8.2024 - 6.6.2025


Bed sheet, pillow case, duvet cover, kitchen towel, bath towel, plate, bowl/soup plate, 2 glasses, 2 mugs, 2 forks, 2 knives, 2 table spoons, 2 tea spoons, 1 wooden/plastic spatula, frying pan and saucepan.


The rental fee of the Survival Package is 50 € which includes the deposit of 30 €. Once the package is returned to the Student Union (ISYY) clean and complete, the deposit of 30 € will be returned to the student. If the box itself or some items are broken, missing or dirty when returning the package, a fee will be deducted from your deposit.


There are a limited number of Survival Packages available and they are rented only to students who are members of the Student Union (ISYY). You can rent the Survival Package for a maximum of one (1) academic year. You can reserve a Survival Package by sending an email to the Coordinator of International Affairs (kv.joensuu(at) with the title ‘Survival Package Reservation Joensuu' in the subject field. Everyone should make their reservation personally. We will then send you instructions how to secure your reservation, the rental agreement form and the instructions how to pay and the account details for the Survival Package rental fee payment. Once you have followed the instructions we will confirm your reservation by email. 

Collecting the package

You can collect your Survival Package from the Student Union’s (ISYY) office during our opening hours. You can also ask your tutor to pick up the Survival Package before your arrival. However, please note that the tutors are not obligated to do this and not all tutors are able to do this on your behalf. If you wish for your tutor to collect your package, you must pre-arrange this with them.

Additional items

The ISYY office in Joensuu sells second-hand kitchenware, plates, mugs, pots etc. if you feel like there are not enough items in your Survival Package and you need more. The price of the items is very affordable; every item is 50 cents or you can buy three (3) items for 1€. You can pay by cash or card, but the smallest amount you can pay by card is 1 €. Also, please note that the biggest banknote we accept at our offices is 50 €. You can buy items during our office hours.

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