Student union members are those who have paid the membership and have either mobile student card or fysical student card with a valid sticker. The mobile student card is available only for those having a finnish bank account and a finnish social security number. If you don't have that, you can order a fysical student card.
The membership has to be renewed each semester or year depending for how long time you buy the membership for. People who already have the student card or want to use their mobile card can just buy a new sticker/membership from ROTKO office to make the card valid again. With student card you'll receive all benefits including discounts from "VR" train in Finland and "Matkahuolto" bus rides for long distances. Also one of the most important benefits is that you get your student meal discount with this card.
By paying for the student card, you support the student’s rights and benefits since the money goes straight to supporting the student union. The student union in every University of applies sciences main task is to look out for the student rights and benefits in Finland. If you own the student card you have the right to vote for the people that become members of the student union.
Stickers for the student cards can be retrieved from ROTKO offices in all campuses. If asked, please show your certificate of studies.
If for some reason you come into problems regarding the student card or stickers, please don’t hesitate to contact us at rotko(at)lapinamk.fi
Students get discounts using VR (the Finnish railways), Matkahuolto (bus rides) and many, many more! Your best bet is to ask if a student discount is provided.
KELA financial aid in student restaurants
With the student card, you can prove you are justified for the KELA financial aid in student restaurants in Finland.
ROTKO membership benefits
As a member of ROTKO, you get multiple different kind of benefits. For example, a discount from items sold in the ROTKO-store and you get a nice discount to all the events hosted by ROTKO.
Full academic year membership is valid from September to the end of next September.
One semester membership can be bought any time.
Spring membership is valid from the 1st of January to the end of September,
Fall membership is valid from the 1st of September to the end of next January.
Activate your student benefits and order a student card!
Student union membership is 26 euros for a academic year and 15 euros for a semester. NOTE! If you don't have a finnish ID-number or finnish bank account, you will need to order a fysical card!
Take note that while filling out the student card ordering form, you need to add a passport-like photo of yourself as an attachment.
You can choose witch membership you want to buy during fall semester.
During spring semester you can only buy a semester membership. Full academic year and semester memberships for the fall will be available during the end of summer.