1. AYY membership

OPTIONAL/RECOMMENDED

Whole year €119 (or if paid separately, 58 EUR for autumn term and 61 EUR for spring term).
where: AYY Office, Otakaari 11 (Otaniemi campus)
when: as soon as possible after arrival

2. Enrollment at Aalto

REQUIRED

where: Learning Services of your Aalto School, according to the instructions you have received with your admission letter
when: as soon as possible / after payment of AYY membership fee

3. Activate your Aalto account

REQUIRED

where: Online, follow the instructions sent to you by e-mail. In case you need assistance, please visit Aalto IT service desk
when: as soon as possible / after arrival in person

4. Apply for a student card.

OPTIONAL/RECOMMENDED

As an AYY member you may order a plastic student card (€16.10 + delivery fee), and/or use a digital student card, Frank App, in your smartphone.
where: www.frank.fi
when: after enrollment

5. Travel card with student discount

OPTIONAL/RECOMMENDED

Update your student status at HSL and get your travel card for the public transport. You can also use your HSL travel card to access some of the university builidings and to print, by first activating the card online.


where: discount form signed and stamped at the Study Services of your Aalto school, to be taken to any HSL service point
when: after enrollment

6. Residence registration (54 EUR)

REQUIRED for EU citizens staying in Finland for over 3 months non-stop

Please note that with the residence registration, you will automatically be registered in the Finnish Population Information System (if Finnish authority has verified your identity). At that point, you will also receive a Finnish personal identity code.

Finnish personal identity code is required for e.g. opening a Finnish bank account, getting a municipal library card etc.

where: Finnish Immigration Service, Käenkuja 3 A3, 00500 Helsinki
when: within 3 months of arrival. Please submit the application electronically and book an appointment at EnterFinland.

7. Other things to consider after enrolment:

OPTIONAL/RECOMMENDED