To enjoy the benefits and discounts associated with the student status, you need a student card with an up-to-date annual registration sticker. Student union members can order a student card for the price of 10 euros. The student card also works as a library card in the university library where it can be activated. In addition, the card provides access to university facilities, including electronic exam rooms. By showing the card, you can get travel discounts for long-distance trains (VR) and buses (Matkahuolto), student-friendly priced lunches and many other benefits and discounts. SYL, The National Union of University Students in Finland, has negotiated several benefits and discounts for students. Moreover, Opiskelijan Tampere has made up local deals for students in Tampere.

The access key feature to city centre and Kauppi campuses’  is activated automatically. The card will serve as a key to the computer labs and libraries of the university. The access key feature of Hervanta campus is activated at any info desk of the Hervanta campus. The special access areas are activated at the campus info desks. All our students have the right to access all of the Tampere University campuses.

Access rights to the SportUni facilities of your own campus are updated after payment to your student card. If you wish to request access rights to other SportUni campuses, please contact the sport centre customer service in question. OILI-payment gives automatical access rights to Hervanta campus sport facilities to those who already have a functioning access card at Hervanta campus. Other OILI-payment customers must pick up access rights from customer service points.

Please read the instructions carefully before ordering the card!

In order to get the student card, follow these instructions!

First activate your personal user ID on the University’s page.

  • all the new students will be registered as university students at the beginning of each academic year (1 August and 1 January). Ordering the student card is not possible before that date. It might take a few days for the information to update in year 2023.
  • you need to register with the university and pay the student union membership fee. After you have paid the membership fee, please wait a couple of days before you order the card because the transaction takes some time.
  • you need either a credit card or the possibility to use online banking. The card costs 10 euros and the same card works troughout your studies.
  • you have an appropriate photo of yourself. Make sure the photo is a facial image that resembles a passport photo: well-lit and clear, preferably with a light and neutral background. If you don’t have such a photo, you can take one with your phone.

Please be aware that…

  • if you have ordered the card with a photo that does not meet the criteria, you will have to order a new card that meets the criteria. The payment will not be refunded.
  • if you study mainly at the city center campus or at Kauppi campus your card will automatically have the access key feature to the university facilities of those two campuses. You can also get the access key feature to Hervanta campus at any info desk of the Hervanta campus.
  • if you study mainly at Hervanta campus, you have to activate the access key feature at any info desk at the Hervanta campus. The new student card has automatically access to city centre and Kauppi campus.
  • if you have chosen for the card to be delivered to the Pori unit, it can be collected from the Pointer ry’s office.
  • if the card is not collected within 2 years, the card will become the student union’s property and it will be destroyed.

When you have ordered the card…

  • the order will go directly to the card manufacturer. The estimated manufacturing time is 1-2 weeks. During summer time the card manufacturing is on a break.
  • you can check if your student card is ready from this page, under title Collectable student cards
  • when collecting your card, you must have a valid photo identification (passport, driver’s license or official ID card).
  • the student card can be ordered to be collected from TREY Service Offices on the city centre campus or on the Hervanta campus. You can order the student card to Kauppi as well, where it is collected from TLK Office or to Pori, where it is collected from Pointer ry Office.
  • the card can be posted to you. If you need your card posted, please contact about the details. We recommend picking up the student card from the campus when visiting it.

Order your student card here.

Here you’ll see if your student card is ready to be picked up from TREY Service Office

  • Hervanta: all student cards ordered before Tuesday 14 May 2024, 11 o’clock are ready to be collected from TREY Hervanta Service Office, PA204, 2nd floor of the Main building (Päärakennus).
  • City centre: all student cards ordered before Tuesday 14 May 2024, 11 o’clock are ready to be collected from TREY city centre Service Office, room E246 in Päätalo.
  • Kauppi campus: all student cards ordered before Tuesday 14 May 2024, 11 o’clock are ready to be collected from TLK Office in Kauppi, Arvo-building, room C123.

Students who have paid the annual membership fee and enrolled as present, can get an annual registration sticker that validates the card for the new academic year. The annual registration stickers are collected from TREY Service Offices and Student Affairs Offices. It takes a few days for your payment to register to the system, after which the sticker can be collected. If you have ordered a new card, the registration sticker will be attached to the card upon collection. If you are unable to come by the Service Offices, there are couple of option on how to receive the sticker:

  • you can post your student card to Service Office with a return envelope and we will send it back to you with sticker
  • you can also collect your annual registration sticker from some other Student Union in Finland. Please contact about the arrangements.
  • someone else can bring your student card to be updated with sticker to our Service Office.
  • you can download a free mobile student card Tuudo

You can download a free mobile student card, Tuudo, to have a student card with you on your phone! Read the instructions on downloading Tuudo and more information.

Doctoral students who have joined the student union can order the student card for the price of 10 euros, which, combined with the annual registration sticker, verifies their membership status. Doctoral student members are entitled to the same student union member services as graduate students. With the student card, they will also enjoy the student benefits negotiated by the student union and Opiskelijan Tampere (Student’s Tampere). All our doctoral student members get the VR travel discount with student cards marked with VR logo (all mobile student cards and TREY student cards ordered after 1.1.2024). Unfortunately, the postgraduate student card does not entitle you to travel discount by Matkahuolto or Kela’s student meal discounts. However, most of the student benefits listed on our page are available also with the postgraduate student card. The card also works as a library card in the university library where it can be activated. Postgraduate student card does not contain access chip, the postgraduate students will receive a separate access card to University!

Postgraduate students have access to SportUni services for the same price as Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students.

You can read more info on doctoral student membership on the Doctoral students -page.

If you lose a student card that also functions as an access key, you must notify the nearest info desk immediately. You should also close your library card by visiting the library or contacting them 0294520900 or via e-mail

If you lose your student card during the summer, when the card order isn’t available, we recommend using mobile student card. You can ask for temporary access card from the University’s info desks.

If you’ve made a incorrect card order by accident, please contact If the card hasn’t been made yet, we can cancel the card order and refund you the 10 euros you’ve made. If the card has already been manufactured then we can not unfortunately make refunds.

This privacy notice has been done in accordance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Done on 02/01/2019.


Student Union of Tampere University (TREY)

Korkeakoulunkatu 10, main building,

33720 Tampere

Contact person for the register

Name of the register

Tampereen ylioppilaskunnan opiskelijakorttien tilausrekisteri / Register of student cards of Student Union of the University of Tampere.

Legal basis and purpose of processing personal data

The General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (article 6) provides a legal basis for the processing of personal data. The register of student cards of Student Union of the University of Tampere is based on the data subject’s explicit and documented consent. Personal data is processed in order to provide a student card service for the members of TREY.

The data is only used for the purpose defined in this privacy notice. If personal data is used for purposes other than those initially described, the data subject must be notified and, where necessary, consent needs to be obtained from the data subject.

Content of the register

The following information will be recorded in the register:

  • name
  • date of birth
  • student number
  • card type (graduate student or doctoral student)

TREY will store this data for a period it considers necessary. The data subject has the right to request the removal of personal data from the register (paragraph 10).

Sources of data

The data stored in the register is obtained from the person themselves when ordering a student card.

Regular disclosure of data to third parties

TREY will not regularly sell, rent, lease or disclose personal data to third parties. TREY will only disclose data to third parties in the following cases:

Personal data can be disclosed for statistical, scientific or historical research provided that the data is edited so that the data subject can no longer be identified.

Regular disclosure of data and data transfer outside of EU or EEA

Personal data will not be regularly transferred outside of the EU or the EEA.

Principles of register protection

The register is protected by a password in TREY’s electronic system. Only TREY’s employees and, if necessary, the Executive Board have the necessary usernames, passwords and rights to access the system. The personal data is only processed by TREY’s employees for the purpose described in paragraph 4. The electronic system is located in TREY’s office where access to the register by outsiders is prevented by restrictions such as locked doors.

Data subject’s rights

The data subject has the following rights as regards the processing of their personal data. In order to exercise these rights, the data subject should send a request to TREY ( As the controller, TREY has the right to request a confirmation of identity. The controller will reply to the data subject within the time period laid down in the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (generally within one month).

Right to verify and demand the rectification of data

Each data subject has the right to verify their data stored in the register and to demand the rectification of possibly inaccurate information or to have incomplete data completed.

Right to object

The data subject has the right to object to the processing of their personal data if they feel that the data is not processed lawfully or that TREY does not have the right to process it.

Right to erasure

The data subject has the right to request the erasure of the personal data concerning them from the register (the right to be forgotten).

Right to restrict the processing of personal data

The data subject has the right to request the restriction of processing their personal data.

Right to lodge a complaint

The data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with the European Data Protection Supervisor if the data subject feels that TREY has not processed their personal data in an appropriate manner.