Many of you exchange students have already received acceptance letters from your Faculty. In case you have not heard anything from your Faculty by the end of the week 25 (June 22nd), please contact the appropriate Faculty. If you are accepted as an exchange student, the International Exchange Services will register your data automatically to the University of Helsinki’s student register Oodi.
Attached to your letter of acceptance sent by email was also information from the Student Union of the University of Helsinki (HYY). The membership of HYY includes, for example, services at Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS, YTHS) which means free or highly affordable general, mental and oral health care.
Also doctoral/PhD students may join the Student Union (HYY) if they wish. However, they are not entitled to use health care services of FSHS (YTHS). Note that the FSHS fee is not an insurance policy neither does it cover hospitalization costs!
To become a member of HYY for the academic year 2012–2013, you need to pay the Student Union (HYY) membership fee. You find the payment instructions here.
We highly recommend paying the membership fee before arriving to Finland. If you are unable to do it via bank transfer, you can also pay the fee in cash at the Welcome Fair of the University of Helsinki on Thursday 30.08. or Friday 31.08. Unfortunately paying the fee on Saturday at the Welcome Fair is not possible. At the Welcome Fair you can present the original receipt to verify you previous payment.
For more information, please visit HYY’s webpage.
If you need to cancel your exchange, please inform the coordinator at the Faculty and the appropriate coordinator at the International Exchange Services.
International Exchange Services
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