Student card

What & why?

The student card is your means to prove that you’re a student in Finland in all situations necessary. With the card, you can access all benefits of your own student group, such as national student deals (e.g. train and bus discounts, student-priced meals, Finnish Student Health Service). In addition, you will gain access to all of Frank’s (a student’s own discount service) national and global deals.

If you already have a valid Finnish student card (eg. Lyyra card or any student card issued by your current student union), you don’t need to order a new student card to be able to access Frank’s deals. You merely need up-to-date membership with your student union and the updated term sticker for your card, which is available in AYY’s service points.

Please note! If you have started studies in a new university or polytechnic, you need to order a new student card from the new student union in order to get a new year tag to it.

Student card selection

1. Digital Student Card

As of fall 2016 it’s possible to use a digital student card. Just pay the membership fee of AYY and download the Frank App to your phone (available for iOS and Android phones).

2. Plastic Student Card

As a result of cooperation between Frank and Elisa, the student card also works as a payment card thanks to its MasterCard-abilities. However, it is also possible to order a card without a payment functionality.

You may choose one of the following cards in the student card order system:

 A.       Student card with the payment functionality (Price 15,10€)

  • With this type of card you can both prove you are a student (and as a result get all the student discounts and benefits) and pay your purchases in every shop, where MasterCard is accepted. You can also draw out money from ATMs all around the world. This card type is available for degree students (studying for bachelor’s or master’s degree).
  • In addition to the traditional chip payment, the card has also a contactless payment feature
    • It is possible pay the purchases under 25€ without a PIN number simply by tapping the card on a point-of-sale  terminal reader
      => E.g. paying the Kela subsidized student meal will be then easy and quick; with the student card one can both prove that he/she is a student and pay for the meal!
    • The card works as a Prepaid card
      • All purchases made with your card will be charched from you Elisa Lompakko account. You will be guided to register to Elisa Lompakko -service while ordering the card.
      • Just activate your card in Elisa Lompakko, transfer money to Elisa Lompakko and your card is ready to use!
    • ISIC functionality can be also added (additional charge of 15€) to this type of card and after that the card will work as an international student card. You can prove that you are a student all around the world and get discounts in over 120 countries.
    • In order to get this card type, you need Finnish personal identity code and Finnish mobile phone number
    • The card will be delivered to your home address

B.     Student card without the payment functionality (Price 15,10€)

  • A basic student card for degree students (studying for bachelor’s or master’s degree), with which you can prove you are a student and get all the student discounts and benefits
  • In order to get this card type, you need your student number, but NO Finnish personal identity code. Therefore, this is the most common choice for foreign exchange students.
  • ISIC-functionality CAN NOT be combined with this type of card
  • The card will be delivered to Aalto-university student union’s point of service (Arabia / Otaniemi / Töölö)

C.     Post-graduate student card (Price 15,10 €)

  • A basic student card only for the post-graduate students (studying for licentiate or doctoral degree) and part-time students, with which you can prove you are a post-graduate student and get student discounts (can not be used for train and bus discounts or YTHS. In addition, the price for Kela subsidized student meal differs from the price for the degree students.)
  • Not available as a payment card or ISIC card
  • The card will be delivered to Aalto-university student union’s point of service (Arabia / Otaniemi / Töölö)