Eligibility criteria for the student card

Student card

(Instructions updated on 29.6.2016)

  • A SAMOK studentcard is a membership card for student union mentioned on the card, a union thta is a member of the national union University of Applied Sciences Students SAMOK (in Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences the student union is SAMO). An individual student joins the student union at their university of applied sciences, and the student union is in its turn a member of SAMOK. Hence, the student card is not a membership card of SAMOK, but of the local union (SAMO in SeAMK).

  • The SAMOK student card is proof that you are a university of applied sciences student and a member of a specific student union. There are blue and green student cards, as well as digital versions of these. SAMOK student card holders are entitled to student discounts negotiated for such card holders. The discounts and benefits are dependent on the type of card (blue or green). For instance, only holders of the blue card are entitled to VR train travel discounts and the KELA meal subsidy.
  • The local student union can grant the SAMOK student card and give new stickers to its members who meet the given criteria. 
  • When picking up a new sticker to a student card that you have required earlier notice that you must have the card with you. The sticker is glued strait onto the card. Stickers are not given out separately!

Card types and validity

  • SAMOK has two different studentcards: blue and green.
  • The blue card  is a for students studying for a UAS first-cycle (Bachelor´s) degree or for a UAS second-cyscle (Master´s) degree. The student must fulfil all eligibility criteria to be entitled to the card.
  • The green card is for other students who are members of the student union at the university of applied sciences.
  • The sticker on the student card indicates its validity. The sticker is an indicator that the student has paid the student union membership fee. The sticker is not a product sold separately. In addition to paying the membership fee, the student must also meet all relevant criteria.

Detailed student card instructions and criteria (pdf)