In the academic year 2019-2020, the membership fee of a basic student of the Student Union is 114 euros, which includes the FSHS fee of 57 euros. This fee entitles you to use the services of FHSH for one academic year. The funds collected from the membership fees are used to fund the advocacy work of the Student Union and to maintain member services. If you only enrol as present for one semester, the membership fee is half of the whole academic year’s fee. The FSHS fee is mandatory and cannot be separated from the membership fee of the Student Union. The only way to get an exemption from the FSHS fee is to prove it has been paid earlier to another university. The applications for a refund for the FHSH fee must be made by September 30 2018 for the autumn and by January 31 2019 for the spring.
The membership fee for post-graduate students for the academic year is 30 euros. The membership fee for post-graduate student does not include the services of FSHS. Post-graduate students enrolling only for one semester pay half of the fee of the whole academic year.
You can also pay the SportUni fee, which allows you to use the sport services of SportUni for the academic year or for one semester. The SportUni fee for the whole academic year is 75 euros. The fee for the autumn semester is 44 euros, and the fee for the spring semester is 49 euros.
International students pay the membership fee with an invoice which is included in the enrolment papers that you get from the University’s International Office or the Students Affairs Office. The deadline for payments is 31 January in the spring semester.
The membership fee can be paid from a Finnish bank account or in cash at a bank in case you will open an account in the same bank. Those who have a bank account in a SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) country may use online banking, since additional fees will not be charged. Please note that if the transferring bank charges additional fees, the Student Union will not receive the full membership fee and the enrollment process at the University will not be successful. Keep the receipt from the payment, since you will need it until you have your student card in your hands.
Please contact the Student Union. If you contact us by email, be sure to include your bank account information and student number. In case you have paid too much or paid when you did not need to, the money will be refunded to you. However, please note that we will transfer the FSHS fees in mid-February and in mid-October; after this we will no longer refund the FSHS part of the membership fee.
There might be at least two different reasons. First, electronic payments have a delay of 10 minutes due to the refreshing interval of the databases. Second, TREY receives the information about bank transfers on the next day. As the banks remain closed on Saturday and Sunday, money paid on the account on Friday will not reach us until Monday morning at the earliest. Once the Student Union receives the information about the payment, it will be logged into the student register during the same day.
To take advantage of student benefits, you must be enrolled as present at the University, which means paying the membership fee of the Student Union. A student of Tampere University doing exchange studies elsewhere must also enroll as present in Tampere for the duration of their exchange in order to receive the annual registration sticker on the student card. Please note that if you enroll as absent, you will not receive the annual registration sticker and the student benefits will not apply to you.
Students who graduate in August can graduate if they have paid the fee for the previous spring term. If you have paid the fee for the autumn term unnecessarily, you can apply for a refund until end of September. Students who graduate in September must enrol for the new academic year and pay the membership fee of the Student Union for the autumn term.
Students who graduate in January can graduate with the membership fee of the autumn term. Thus, if you have paid the fee for the spring term unnecessarily, you can get a refund. Students who graduate in February or later must pay the membership fee for the spring term. The fee for the spring term can be paid in December and enrolment for the spring term can be done until the beginning of the Christmas break.
You will get the payment information from the Student Affairs Office.
You must apply for a refund for the FSHS fee from that student union where you paid it last. You must deliver receipts of the payments, your student number and your bank account information to that student union. If TREY is the student union where you paid the membership fee last, contact our service point directly. At our service point, you will fill in an application for a refund for the FSHS part of the membership fee. The applications will all be processed at once when the application period has ended. The application for a refund must be made by the end of September in the autumn and by the end of January at the beginning of the spring term.