Student Union

The Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä (JYY) is students’ own organisation. Each degree student is a member of JYY and for exchange students the membership is highly recommended.

Student Union

The Student Union represents its members and guards their interests and rights in society and helps in questions concerning studies, accommodation, and getting along financially. The Student Union also offers a wide range of services and free time activities related to culture and sports as well as international and environmental matters. We encourage you to participate in the activities organised by the Student Union.

Services offered by the Student Union

The Student Union maintains the following services for the benefit of students:

  • Student cafeteria Ilokivi
  • Kortepohja student village which houses approximately 1700 students
  • Kampus Kino, Ilokivi, Keskussairaalantie 2. Show time every Tuesday at 6 pm, doors open at 5.30pm. Tickets: students 6 € , others 8 €
  • Student newspaper Jyväskylän ylioppilaslehti which is available in several locations around the Campus area (for instance, at the Library) and on the Internet
  • Various social and free time activities, such as movie nights, concerts, club nights, flea markets, theme weeks and sports events. Check the events from JYY's Event Calendar
  • Subcommittees related to different fields of interest, such as international, academic, social, cultural, sports, development cooperation and environmental affairs

Student benefits and discounts

Those who have joined the Student Union can obtain a student card. With the student card, you can get, for example, the following benefits:

These benefits and discounts are available for Bachelor’s and Master’s level students only.

Doctoral students may join the Student Union and apply for a PhD student ID if they wish. In doing so, they are entitled to the support services of the Student Union but do not have the right to the discounts and benefits mentioned above.

Further information on the Student Union

Specialist in International Affairs