Membership

As a member of the Student Union of the University of Vaasa you are entitled to all of our services and benefits. You can join the Student Union by paying the membership fee.

For the academic year 2016-2017 the membership fee is:
142 euros for the whole academic year or
76 euros for one semester.

Student Union membership fee should be paid either via WebOodi. In case paying via WebOodi is not possible for some reason, it is possible to pay the fee to the account.  Via WebOodi you can register yourself for the academic year and pay the fee at the same time. It is possible to pay either with internet banking, credit card or Visa Electron.

In case you’re unable to register yourself and pay the membership fee via WebOodi, you can pay the fee to a bank account. Notice, that in case you pay via the bank account, you must make the registration to University separately.

Paying to the account of the Student Union (in case it is not possible via WebOodi):

Beneficiary: Student Union of the University of Vaasa
IBAN/Account Number: FI4156700820060240 (FI in capital letters)
SWIFT: OKOYFIHH
Amount: 142 or 76 euros depending on the duration of your stay
Reference number (payment from student’s own account): 5005
Message field (if the payment is made by some other person than the student): name of the student and the student number

As a member of the Student Union, you are able to order your own student card, which grants you the access to all benefits – locally, nationwide and internationally.

For more information, please contact the secretariat of the Student Union.

Refund of the membership fee or FSHS fee

Any student who has paid membership fee incorrectly, declared absence or completed their studies may apply for a refund of the Student Union’s membership fee. Any student who is studying at two universities and has paid the FSHS fee also as part of another student union’s membership fee can apply for a refund of the FSHS health care fee. This refund is sought from that Student Union which has received the latest paid membership fee.

All refund applications are made with the refund application form. The form and it’s required attachments must be submitted to the Student Union by mail:

The Student Union of the University of Vaasa
Secretary General
Yliopistonranta 5
65200 Vaasa

or via e-mail: paasihteeri@vyy.fi or ylioppilaskunta@vyy.fi.

If the student applies for reimbursement of their membership fee, they should submit their student card to the Student Union either in person or by mail, in order to get the academic year sticker removed. This is the precondition for any reimbursement.

The application must be made:

– During the autumn semester: by 30.9.
– During the spring semester: by 31.1.

Any applications submitted after these deadlines will not be processed.