Frequently asked questions
Student card is an easy way to proof that you are a student. With a ROTKO membership you can get a mobile student card which allows you to get discount from various places in Finland.
You get nearly all the student benefits offered around Finland that there is. For example discounts on theatres, movies and museum tickets. Some restaurants and cafés offer discounts and many other benefits.
When getting a membership from ROTKO you help to support the student union and benefit from the results. You can also take part in the representative election and have an impact on what the student union does.
With the membership fee you can use the mobile student card. We have two mobile cards: If you are a degree student and in Finland 3+ months and have a Finnish bank account, you can use student card in PIVO app. If not, you can have the student card in Slice.fi app.
Physical card costs extra 15€ because of the process of printing and handling.
Unfortunately you cannot get the card before your studies have begun. You can order it during the summer but will not get it before the autumn semester starts.
Notice that the orders are only handled during office open hours. The offices are closed during June and July.
Yes they can. The student card is admitted to all students who are studying in a degree program in Lapland UAS that join as a member of the student union.
Yes you can! You can use the mobile student card in Slice.fi app. Note that as an open university student you are not eligible for the discounts in VR and Matkahuolto nor the student priced meals in school cafeterias.
Unfortunately the current system does not send any confirmation messages. The only message you will get is if the picture needs to be changed or when the card is ready to be picked up from the office.
If you have any questions about your order just send us an email to rotko(at)lapinamk.fi.
Yes it is. You will get email when the card is ready to be picked up. Answer the email and tell us that you want the card to be sent home to you. Let us know the address you want the card to be sent to as well.
The student is responsible for the card that is sent via mail.
No need to panic. Contact our secretary of member services by email: rotko(at)lapinamk.fi.
You can only use the student card (physical or mobile card) when you are an actual student.
You can not buy a full academic year sticker if you are going to graduate before new year. The terms for using the card will not be filled if using it after graduating.
Ask about the overalls ordering from your own student association. Every field of study has its own association and you can find them HERE.
It depends on when you are ordering the student card. You can also buy your membership for longer periods which makes it a bit cheaper per semester.
Full academic year membership can only be bought during autumn semester. A full academic year membership is always valid until next September or until you graduate. It cannot be bought after January because we can not offer a sticker that is valid until the next January.
Semester sticker can be bought any time. It is valid for a half a year at the time or until you graduate.
Full academic year sticker can only be bought between 1/8-31/12. The sticker is then valid until next September.
When you order a semester sticker between 1/8-31/12 is it valid until next January.
When you order a semester sticker between 1/1-30/6 is it valid until next September.
Pay the sports pass sticker to Lapland UAS bank account. Show the receipt at ROTKOs office and you will get the sports pass sticker to your student card. Prices and more info about the sports pass can be found from
→ University sports website.
Mobile student card is ready to be activated as soon as your membership application has been approved. If the card does not start to work, contact us via email rotko[at]lapinamk.fi.
If you ordered a physical card, it will take 2-4 weeks for the card to be ready to be picked up.
The student card company will post all student cards first to ROTKO's office in Rovaniemi where the cards will be sorted and posted to Kemi and Tornio offices depending on where the student is studying.
The arrival notification is always sent to the student's personal school e-mail address (firstname.lastname(at)edu.lapinamk.fi).
Yellow-blue coloured card is for students who are studying for a degree. This excludes open university students and other types of students. With this card the student will get all the benefits of the student card including student meals and VR and Matkahuolto student tickets.
Green card is for those who cannot have the yellow-blue card. With this card the student can have all the same benefits excluding student meals and VR and Matkahuolto student tickets.