Membership fee 2017-18

Instructions for paying the membership fee

According to the Finnish Universities Act, all undergraduate students have to belong to their respective student unions. Thus, all undergraduate students of TUT are also members the Student Union of Tampere University of Technology. The only requirement for membership is paying a yearly membership fee. Membership fee consists of two parts: the first part goes directly to the Student Union in order to carry out its public function and the other is used to fund FSHS (Finnish student health service).  As a member of Student Union, student can get the services from Student Union and student discounts from various service providers (discounts are different if you are a undergraduate or postgraduate student).

Enrolling for the academic year 2017-2018 is open until 06 Sep 2017. Enrolling to the university is possible after you have paid the Student Union membership fee. The due date for the payment is 06.09.2017. Notice that if you pay the fee using an account transfer in Finland, it takes about two to three days before payment is registered to the Student Union and to the university. If you pay from abroad, notice that payment could take more than two or three days.

In the academic year 2016–2017, the student union membership fee for undergraduate students is EUR 112. For doctoral students the voluntary membership fee is EUR 30.

As you pay the membership fee, you can also pay voluntary fees. One of these is the membership fee for your guild. The guild is determined by your degree programme. You can also pay a voluntary development cooperation fee of the National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL ry).

Paying via POP (recommended)

Student Union recommends you to pay the Student Union when you enroll for the semester in POP on My basic information page. In “Semester enrollment and Student Union fees” you can find a link to enroll for the semester that takes you to Oili-service where you enroll and pay the fee.  You can pay via POP if you have a Finnish netbank account from Danske Bank, Osuuspankki, Nordea, Tapiola, S-pankki, Ålandsbanken, Handelsbanken or Aktia/Nooa. In other case, follow the instructions below.

If you’re having troubles with your membership fee, please email: toimistosihteeri(at)ttyy.fi.

Paying with bank account transfer

Notice that if you pay the fee using an account transfer in Finland, it takes about two to three days before payment is registered to the Student Union and to the university. If you pay from abroad, notice that payment could take more than two or three days. When using bank account trasfer, note that you will still need to enroll from your POP My basic information.

Payment information:

PAYEE:   Tampereen teknillisen yliopiston ylioppilaskunta (TTYY)
BANK ACCOUNT:   IBAN: FI58 5730 0820 2765 05, BIC:OKOYFIHH
REFERENCE NUMBER:  Check from enrollment from or from POP My basic information.
DUE DATE (notice that the payment should be arrived due this date):  
06 Sep 2017

When paying with bank account transfer, check your reference number and the sum of the payment carefully. Wrong reference number or reference number as a message WILL delay registration of your payment. Wrong payments will not be processed until August. Please keep in mind:

  • Don’t round up the sums
  • Pay all the payments as a one bank transfer!

Sports fee and paying the fee outside enrollment pediod

If you wish to pay membership fee for TUrVoKe ry to use the sport facilities of TUT check payment details here.

You can pay the student union membership fee through the student union or POP only during the enrolment period. Outside the enrolment period or if you need assistance, you should contact the TUT Student Affairs Office on the second floor of the Kampusareena building or via email to opinto(a)tut.fi. There is a fee of EUR 35 for late enrolment. Do not forget to include your name and student number in your email.

Membership fee 2016-2017

Calculate your membership fee

(Choose only one of the above, otherwise the calculator will give you a wrong fee.)

In the academic year 2017–2018, the student union membership fee for undergraduate students is EUR 112, of which the FSHS fee accounts for EUR 54. EUR 58 of the membership fee stays in the student union. It is used to finance the student union’s safeguarding work and to maintain membership services (such as teekkari sauna, student card, teekkari cap and van).If you enroll only for autumn or spring term, the membership fee is half of the whole year fee.

Membership fee for the post-graduate students it’s EUR 30. This does not include FSHS services. If you enroll only for autumn or spring term, the membership fee is half of the whole year fee.

As you pay the membership fee, you can also pay voluntary fees. One of these is the membership fee for your guild. The guild is determined by your degree programme. You can also pay a voluntary development cooperation fee of the National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL ry).

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National Union of University Students of Finland's (SYL) voluntary development cooperation donation (SYL-KEHY)

When paying the TTYY membership fee, you can also pay the SYL-KEHY donation which supports the National Union of University Students of Finland’s (SYL) development cooperation (KEHY).

SYL development cooperation – why?

As an organisation representing students in the society, SYL also deals with matters concerning sustainable society. In accordance with the position paper approved by the general assembly, SYL’s development cooperation involves taking responsibility of the poorest and supporting the empowerment of the citizens of developing countries through educational projects. Development cooperation is an important part of SYL’s international operation and it has been ongoing since the 1950s.

Education is at the core of SYL’s development cooperation as it has an integral role in reducing poverty and promoting peace, human rights and democracy. With education, people gain knowledge and skills that will help them work for the improvement of their conditions themselves. SYL’s development cooperation collection has been organised since 1968 and the collected funds have been used to improve education in developing countries. The projects are always run by local partners.

How to get involved?

The projects are financed by the project and information aid from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the voluntary development cooperation donations collected from students. The student contributions amount to 7.5% of funding.  The recommended donation is EUR 5–6/student. The voluntary KEHY donation paid by students in conjunction with their enrolment fees are integral to the continuation of SYL’s KEHY projects. SYL’s KEHY collection is an opportunity to participate and make a difference.

For more information on SYL’s development cooperation and KEHY projects, go to the SYL website.

FAQ on membership fee

I paid even though I’m absent / I paid too much / I made other mistake while paying

Contact Paula’s desk at the student union or email talous(a)ttyy.fi. If you contact us by email, do not forget to include your bank account details and your student number. Extra or unnecessary fees will be reimbursed. You should note, however, that we pass on the FSHS’s share of the membership fees in mid-October and February. After that we can no longer reimburse FSHS’s share of the membership fee.

What is taking so long with my membership fee?

a) In E-payments there is a 10-minute delay in the database updates.
b) The student union receives reference logs from the bank the following morning. Please note, that weekends are not banking days, so a payment made on Friday will appear on the student union reference log on Monday at the earliest. Once the student union has a record of the payment, the information will be transferred to the student registry on the same day.

Student discounts and enrolling as absent

To enjoy student discounts, you must be present, i.e. pay the student union membership fee and enrol as present. Students going abroad for exchange studies must also enrol as present and pay the membership fee to get the sticker on their student card. Note! You must always be enrolled as present to enjoy student discounts. When enrolled as absent, you do not get the academic year sticker, meaning you are not entitled to student discounts.

I am unable to collect the sticker for my student card from the TTYY office.

Send your student card to the TTYY office and include an addressed envelope with sufficient postage. Our contact information is here.

Membership fee and graduation at the beginning of semester

Students graduating in August may do so after having paid the spring membership fee. If you have paid the autumn semester fee in vain, you may apply for a reimbursement until the end of September. Students graduating in September must enrol as present for the academic year and pay the student union membership fee for the autumn semester.

Students graduating in January may do so after having paid the autumn membership fee. If you have paid the spring semester fee in vain, you may qualify for a reimbursement if you graduate in January. Students graduating in February or later must pay the spring membership fee. You can pay the spring membership fee in December and enrol as present for the spring semester by the beginning of Christmas holiday.

How do I get the payment details after discontinued studies?

You can get the payment details from the Student Affairs Office on the second floor of the Kampusareena building.

FHSH fee to two universities

The reimbursement of FHSH’s share of the membership fee must be applied for from the student union that was paid the last. You must submit receipts of payments, your student number and bank details. If your last membership fee was paid to TTYY, contact Paula’s desk. At Paula’s desk you will asked to fill in the application for the reimbursement of the FHSH’s share of the membership fee. All applications are processed after the application period has ended.  The application for reimbursement must be issued by the end of September for autumn semester and the end of January for spring semester.