Academic year sticker for the plastic student card

Distribution of stickers starts on 1.8. each year. Spring semester stickers are available starting 1.1. The academic year sticker can be picked up at the Domus Bothnica building, where the VYY service office is located. In autumn, special sticker distribution events are arranged and advertised via VYY information channels.

The autumn semester sticker is valid until the end of January of the following year, while the spring semester and full academic year memberships are valid until the end of September of that year. Note that FSHS services require a paid membership fee already from 1.8. onwards! The autumn membership fee must be paid before going to an FSHS appointment after 1.8.

When picking up your sticker you will need a photo ID. When picking up someone else’s sticker a student should carry a power of attorney from that person with them. Stickers are given out only directly to a student card and only after the membership appears as validated in the WebOodi student database.

NOTE! Stickers to student cards equipped with the MasterCard payment feature can be received only in person by picking them up at the VYY office! If you cannot visit Vaasa before the expiration date of the sticker, please contact the Secretary of Administrational Affairs ( or 044 324 8970).

If you are unable to retrieve your sticker from Vaasa yourself

Please note that all semester stickers are issued only directly to a student card. Sending stickers alone by mail is not possible.

If a student is unable to pick up his sticker in Vaasa in person, there are two different options for obtaining the sticker into the student card:

1) All holders of student cards without the MasterCard payment feature (even if the payment feature has not been activated, it must not be mailed) can get an academic year sticker via mail.

In order to change an academic year sticker via mail, the applicant should mail a valid student card, a copy of their ID card and a return envelope with postage paid and the return address written on it to the VYY Service Office address:

Vaasan yliopiston ylioppilaskunta/ opiskelijakortit
Yliopistonranta 5
65200 VAASA

VYY is not responsible for any lost mail containing student cards, so the safest and quickest way is to pick up the academic year sticker in person. At peak times the processing and returning of the card may take up to few weeks.

2) If mail delivery is not possible, another option is to pick up a sticker for the card from the student union of another university.

Before you begin, please contact VYY. The easiest way is to send an e-mail to the Student Union at: and tell us what is the most suitable location / student union for you to pick up your sticker. VYY will check your enrolment status and pass on the necessary information to the student union in question.

The sticker must be picked up from the student union in question during office hours on weekdays. Below is a list of participating student unions and links to office hours of their student union offices. When picking up a sticker, you will need a student card and an identity card. Picking up a sticker from another student union requires a payment of service fee of EUR 5 to cover the cost of the additional work.

Participating student unions:

AYY (Espoo)

ISYY (Joensuu, Kuopio, Savonlinna)

JYY (Jyväskylä)

LTKY (Lappeenranta)

LYY (Rovaniemi)

OYY (Oulu)

TaiYo (Helsinki)

Tamy (Tampere)

TTYY (Tampere)

TYY (Turku)

VYY (Vaasa)

ÅAS (Turku)