We are updating the contents of the survival packages in Kuopio during summer 2022 so the packages will include the following starting from autumn 2022: box, bed sheet, pillow case, duvet cover, bath towel, hand towel, spatula, scoop, 2 glasses, 2 mugs, frying pan, sauce pan/pot, dinner plate, soup plate, 2 knives, 2 forks, 2 tablespoons, 2 teaspoons, kitchen knife, and can opener.
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 available only to exchange students who are members of the Student Union (ISYY). You can reserve a survival package by emailing the Coordinator of International Affairs and Administration to kv.kuopio(at)isyy.fi with the title ‘Survival Package Reservation Kuopio and your name' in the subject field. Everyone should make the 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.
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.
The ISYY office in Kuopio 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.