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All students enrolled at the University of Helsinki can join Hämäläis-Osakunta as (full) members.

Students enrolled at Aalto University, University of Arts Helsinki, Hanken School of Economics or National Defence University and with tangible connections to the regions of Pirkanmaa, Päijänne Tavastia and Tavastia Proper, can apply for associate membership. For more information on associate membership, please contact the Membership Officer (jäsensihteeri, ).

In order for you to be a member – that is, to have a member's rights – you have to register at the office of Hämäläis-Osakunta every academic year. You can pay the membership fee in advance or during your registration visit. If you are a Bachelor's or Master's student at the University of Helsinki, you can register as a member by visiting the office during the office hours (see the calendar belowof the Membership Officer (jäsensihteeri), Director (toiminnanohjaaja), Secretary (sihteeri), or Treasurer (taloudenhoitaja), or, alternatively in September, during the Tutors' hours (named "Fuksipäivystys" or "Jäsenpäivystys" in the calendar). If you are a postgraduate student at the University of Helsinki, please read further details below.

 

When can I register?

The office is open during the semesters as follows (please also read the "Limitations" and all further instructions below before you visit the office):

 

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Limitations

The membership fee for an autumn semester is valid from the first day of the first teaching period in the University of Helsinki to 31 December. The fee for a spring semester is valid from 1 January to the last day prior to the first teaching period of the next academic year.

NB! You can register as a member only for the ongoing academic year. In other words, if you get the admission letter from the University for example in June, you can register at earliest in the upcoming September (in which case your membership starts at that autumn semester). On the other hand, if you are already enrolled at the University for the ongoing spring semester, you can, depending on the officers' availability, register as a member in the summer (in which case your membership starts or continues at that ongoing spring semester).

If you register as a member during the spring semester, the previous autumn can be retroactively marked as your membership semester, as well, if and only if all of the three following conditions are met

  • you have paid the membership fee for both semesters (€12 in total) at latest on December 31 of the year previous to the registration visit
  • you are enrolled at the University during both semesters
  • you have registered as a member in some previous academic year

 

Going abroad?

Students enrolled at the University of Helsinki who are on exchange out of Finland, can be members during their exchange period, as well. If you go on an exchange programme out of Finland for the semester (or academic year) you have paid the membership fee for, but you are unable to register during the office hours, please contact the Membership Officer () well before your departure.

 

Students of the University of Helsinki

The membership fee for all students of the University of Helsinki is €6 per semester or €12 per academic year. You can pay the membership fee:

  • In WebOodi in conjunction with paying the membership fee of the Student Union of the University of Helsinki (HYY); NB! If you enroll for both semesters at the University, the only payment option for Hämäläis-Osakunta's membership is €12 – if hesitant about the upcoming spring, don't pay in WebOodi
  • Separately to Hämäläis-Osakunta's bank account (number: FI50 2185 1800 0339 54 (Nordea), bank identifier code: NDEAFIHH, reference: 1009); please remember to print out a receipt
  • Or in cash while visiting the office (unfortunately, debit or credit card payments are not possible at the office)

If you have paid the fee in conjunction with paying the Student Union's membership fee, you will only have to verify the payment by logging into WebOodi. Also, you can verify the WebOodi payment by presenting your ID and your certificate of attendance where it says "HO" at the column "Osakunta".

The further procedures at the registration visit (please read below) may vary depending on whether you are currently a Bachelor's or Master's student or a postgraduate student.

Bachelor’s & Master’s students

When you visit the office to register, you will need with you:

  • your student card
  • and the receipt of transaction (for example a print-out of an online transaction with the payer, payee, date, amount and reference), if you have paid the fee separately from the HYY fee (that is, by using the reference 1009)

On request, the membership has to be proven with a valid membership sticker on a valid student card. Therefore, if you don't have your student card with you, you can nevertheless register if you can verify both your student status and your membership fee payment. However, you have to visit the office later with the student card to get the sticker.

Postgraduate students

When you register for the first time as a postgraduate student, you will need with you:

  • either the postgraduate student's card or a photograph (max. 2.5 cm x 3.5 cm) and the certificate of acceptance to postgraduate studies
  • and the receipt of transaction (for example a print-out of an online transaction with the payer, payee, date, amount and reference), if you have paid the fee separately from the HYY fee (that is, by using the reference 1009)

When you visit the office to register for the first time as a postgraduate student, you will get the membership sticker attached to your postgraduate student's card; if you don't have a postgraduate student's card (and you won't acquire it in the future), you will be given a postgraduate membership card where the photograph and the membership sticker will be attached. If you don't have the postgraduate student's card (and you won't acquire it), you can do your first postgraduate registration only during the Secretary's office hours. (!) If you have the postgraduate student's card, you can also register at any other officer's hours marked in the calendar aboveIn the subsequent semesters, you have all the options of the calendar for the registration visit, regardless of whether you want the membership sticker on the student card or the postgraduate membership card.

For the second and all subsequent registrations, you will need with you:

  • the postgraduate student's card or the postgraduate membership card
  • and the receipt of transaction (for example a print-out of an online transaction with the payer, payee, date, amount and reference), if you have paid the fee before coming to register

On request, the membership has to be proven with either:

  • a valid postgraduate student's card with a valid membership sticker
  • or a postgraduate membership card with a photograph, Secretary's signature and a valid membership sticker

Consequently, if you don't have your student card (or your membership card) with you, you can still register if you can verify both your student status and your membership fee payment. However, you have to visit the office later with either card to get the sticker.

 

How to cancel the membership

In case you have paid the membership fee of Hämäläis-Osakunta, but afterwards decide not to join, you can cancel the joining process and get back the money only if you haven't registered. In order to get refund, please contact the Treasurer () during the semester you have paid the fee for.

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Hämäläisten talo:
Urho Kekkosen katu 4–6 D 
00100 HELSINKI
(google maps)

Tel: +358 9 2522 5500
E-mail:
info'at'hamalais-osakunta.fi

How to find the office

You can enter the house during the office hours as follows:

  • Driveway entrance next to Tiketti
  • When in the first courtyard, turn right, push the buzzer button at the big black door with the sign "Hämäläis-Osakunta" above
  • Walk up the stairs; when you are at the end of the second courtyard, push the button at the second door
  • Enter, immediately turn left, walk all the way up the stairs, push the button at the third door – the office will be on your left, the room with glass walls.
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