Year tags are now available

All students who have paid their AYY membership fee for the academic year 2019–2020 can pick up a year tag from August 1st, 2019 on. The year tags can be picked in following locations:

Harald Herlin Learning Centre, temporary service point (Otaniementie 9)
Open: August 19th – September 6th 2019, Mon – Fri 12:00 noon – 18:00

Otaniemi services office (Otakaari 11)
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 12:00 noon – 16:00

Read the payment instructions for AYY membership fee here. Please note that all year tags will only be applied directly on student cards to avoid any misuse.

Digital student card

Frank has renewed the student card pricing and the digital student card is now free. If you don’t have the app yet, join the tens of thousands of other students and download the Frank App here:!


Apply to SYL’s General Assembly Delegation or to candidacy for the SYL Board!

The National Union of University Students in Finland SYL represents university students in national decision-making. The operational plan and policy paper guiding SYL’s influencing work are approved in the General Assembly, in which also the Union’s Board is elected. The General Assembly of 2019 will be held in Lahti on 15–16 Nov 2019. SYL’s General Assembly offers an excellent view into the student movement as well as the national advocacy improving the everyday life of students.

At the General Assembly, AYY is represented by a delegation consisting of 14 General Assembly representatives and their deputies entitled to vote on behalf of the Student Union. The Board will appoint the delegation after hearing the Representative Council groups.

“As a delegation member, you get to influence the direction of the student movement. It is important that the voice of Aalto people is heard even in national discussion,” remarks AYY’s Chair of the Board Tapio Hautamäki.

Those chosen for the General Assembly Delegation are expected to attend the advance meetings related to the General Assembly. The first training for the delegation takes place on 16 Sept 2019 at 5–7 pm.


You can apply to the delegation until 11.59 pm on 25 Aug 2019 at:


You can learn about the regulation guiding the operations of the General Assembly Delegation here.


Application to become AYY’s candidate in the SYL Board is also open!

In accordance with AYY’s General Assembly regulation, the Student Union’s Board appoints the candidates for the SYL Board after hearing the delegation or the Representative Council groups. The members and Chair of the SYL Board appointed at the General Assembly 2019 will hold their positions for the calendar year 2020. Work in the SYL Board is a full-time job.

Freely formatted applications can be sent to by 11.59 pm on 14 Aug 2019.


More information: Heikki Isotalo, Advocacy and Communications Manager, tel. 040 575 9092, heikki.isotalo (at)

Frank’s digital student card is free again

Great news! Frank has renewed the student card pricing and onwards from Monday 26th of June, the digital student card is free! 

In addition, Frank is launching an ISIC -campaign with Danske Bank, where a five-year ISIC student card license is fully free of charge to the student card with payment feature! (Campaign benefit applies to Danske Bank’s new customers)

If you don’t have the app yet, join the tens of thousands of other students and download the Frank App here:!

The latest update to the app contains lots of usability improvements and more. Frank recommends that you update the app as soon as possible from the App Store or Google Play to ensure the best user experience.

Read more at!

P.S. New students in Autumn 2019; you can order your student card at the earliest in early August! If you wish, you can leave your email address with Frank and they’ll notify you when you can order your new student card:


Summer opening hours

AYY’s Services Office will partially be closed during the summer months of June – August.

Our office is closed Mon 8.7. – Fri 26.7.2019

Our office is open normally until Friday 5.7.2019 and from Monday 29.7.2019 on.
Normal opening hours: Mon-Fri 12:00–16:00. You can always check our opening hours here.

Even in July you can send us an e-mail:
Housing – use this contact form
Membership & fees, rental facilities etc. – use this contact form

Please note! Special opening hours:

  • Thursday, 20 June – our office is open 12:00–14:00
  • Friday, 21 June – our office is closed due to Midsummer
  • AYY Housing has no phone service on moving days: 1.7.2019 & 1.8.2019

Have a great summer!

Apply together with your friend!

Hey student, are you looking for a home? Would you like to move in with your friend? Would you like to get the apartment fast? Do you see yourself living with other awesome people?

This is your lucky day because now it is possible!

Apply together with your friend for the same shared apartment. AYY has a new pilot where you can apply together for the same shared apartment. The lease contract starts 1st of August and each tenant has their own lease.

Do you need more information about what it means to move into a single room in a shared apartment? One apartment can have 2-12 single rooms and a common space with a kitchen, possible living room, toilet and/or bathroom. Keeping the common areas clean is the responsibility of all tenants. The room doors have locks that only work with the tenant’s key. Communal spaces can be accessed with any of the tenant keys. These shared single room apartments are for students and exchange students studying in Aalto University, who are members of AYY.

You can apply starting from 17th of June until 26th of June. The lease starts at 1st of August and you can get the keys already one week before on the 25th of July.

Please note! These apartments will only be rented starting 1st August, not later.

AYY members with right of residence are able to apply these apartments. More information here.

We will offer the apartments on the 26th and 27th of June so remember to check your email. If you already live in a AYY apartment, please sign the new lease first and Domo will automatically send you a notice of the current apartment.

If you are interested, please contact us with this form.


Are you looking for an apartment for July & August 2019?

In the summer, AYY often has vacant apartments that can be rented to temporary residents with fixed-term contracts. In the summer, mainly anyone can become a tenant if applicants do not include an adequate number of AYY’s members eligible for housing or other students. The summer housing season is from 1st of May unti 31st of August. Summer tenants are mostly offered fixed-term contracts of 2-4 months.

Ths summer apartments are usually located in Otaniemi, Espoo or in East Helsinki. Unfortunately we don’t have any studios available for summer apartments. We will make offers on the apartments that are available.

How to apply

Use this form to let us know that you are interested in a summer apartment. We will contact you if we have any suitable apartments available.

Housing rents do not change in any way during the summer months. Rental information is available on the Domo system.

Please note that all AYY’s apartments are unfurnished.