Arrival Checklist

 

Checklist for international degree students

(to be executed in order)

 

1. AYY membership

REQUIRED

Whole year €116 (or if paid separately, 57 EUR for autumn term and 59 EUR for spring term).

where: AYY Office, Otakaari 11 (Otaniemi campus) / Hämeentie 135C (Arabia campus) / Pop-up office at Töölö campus

when: as soon as possible after arrival

 

2. Enrollment at Aalto

REQUIRED

where: Learning Services of your Aalto School (degree students). Please follow the enrolment instructions given in your admission letter.

when: as soon as possible / after payment of AYY membership fee

Note! If you are liable to pay tuition fee, make sure that the fee has been paid by the instructions you have received from the university. Enrolling as attending is not possible unless the fee has been paid and the amount has been received by the university.

 

3. Apply for a student card.

OPTIONAL/RECOMMENDED

You may order a plastic student card (15 EUR), and/or use a free application for your smartphone (Frank App).

where: www.frank.fi

when: after enrollment. Use of Frank App requires a Finnish Identity Code from the local register office (Helsinki Maistraatti), and you will need to register your Finnish ID Code at your Aalto school’s Learning Services

 

4. Travel card with student discount

OPTIONAL/RECOMMENDED

You will also be able to register and use the travel card for printing at the Aalto University secure printing system.

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

when: after enrollment

 

5. Residence registration (54 EUR)

REQUIRED for EU citizens staying in Finland for over 3 months

w
here: Finnish Immigration Service, Käenkuja 3 A3, 00500 Helsinki

when: within 3 months of arrival. Please book a time well in advance at https://enterfinland.fi/eServices

 

6. Registration into the Finnish Population Information System and receiving a Finnish personal identity code

REQUIRED (if you are staying in Finland more than a year)

Required for e.g. opening a Finnish bank account, getting a municipal library card, Frank.fi free mobile student card app.

where: Finnish Immigration Service, Käenkuja 3 A3, 00500 Helsinki or Local register office (Helsinki Maistraatti), Albertinkatu 25, 00180 Helsinki

when: as soon as possible. You can download the registration form in advance at http://www.suomi.fi/suomifi/english/eservices/forms/maist_xlu/index.html

 

7. Other things to consider after enrolment

OPTIONAL/RECOMMENDED

  • Joining a guild (engineering sciences) / student association (arts, business) of your study programme
  • Joining other student association(s)
  • Ordering a library card
    You can also use your personal student card as a library card if there is a barcode printed on the card. In that case the card first needs to be activated by visiting the library customer service
    You can use your HSL travel card to access the library outside opening hours, by first activating the card online
  • Joining the AYY international students email list
  • Joining relevant Facebook groups for your School / associations

 

Checklist for international exchange students

(to be executed in order)

 

1. AYY membership

OPTIONAL/RECOMMENDED

Whole year €116 (or if paid separately, 57 EUR for autumn term and 59 EUR for spring term).

where: AYY Office, Otakaari 11 (Otaniemi campus) / Hämeentie 135C (Arabia campus) / Pop-up office at Töölö 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. Apply for a student card.

OPTIONAL/RECOMMENDED

You may order a plastic student card (15 EUR), and/or use a free application for your smartphone (Frank App)

where: www.frank.fi

when: after enrollment. Use of Frank App requires a Finnish Identity Code from the local register office (Helsinki Maistraatti), and you will need to register your Finnish ID Code at your Aalto school’s Learning Services

 

4. Travel card with student discount

OPTIONAL/RECOMMENDED

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

when: after enrollment

 

5. Residence registration (54 EUR)

REQUIRED for EU citizens staying in Finland for over 3 months

where: Finnish Immigration Service, Käenkuja 3 A3, 00500 Helsinki

when: within 3 months of arrival. Please book a time well in advance at https://enterfinland.fi/eServices

 

6. Registration into the Finnish Population Information System, Finnish personal identity code

OPTIONAL/RECOMMENDED

Required for e.g. opening a Finnish bank account, getting a municipal library card, Frank.fi free mobile student card app.

where: Finnish Immigration Service, Käenkuja 3 A3, 00500 Helsinki or Local register office (Helsinki Maistraatti), Albertinkatu 25, 00180 Helsinki

when: as soon as possible. You can download the registration form in advance at http://www.suomi.fi/suomifi/english/eservices/forms/maist_xlu/index.html

 

7. Other things to consider after enrolment:

OPTIONAL/RECOMMENDED

  • Joining a guild (engineering sciences) / student association (arts, business) of your study programme
  • Joining other student association(s)
  • Ordering a library card
    You can also use your personal student card as a library card if there is a barcode printed on the card. In that case the card first needs to be activated by visiting the library customer service
    You can use your HSL travel card to access the library outside opening hours, by first activating the card online
  • Joining the AYY international students email list
  • Joining relevant Facebook groups for your School / associations