Join OSAKO

Please scroll down for instructions on how to pay and where to get your card. If you are not studying for a degree, please check also the terms for the student card.

OSAKO registration (in Finnish)

Become a member and order a student card
Continue your membership
I need a new student card
1 Becoming a member

New student: you must have Oamk user account before you can order a student card. If you are an older student and already have the Oamk user account, you can become a member instantly.

2 Check terms below

Are your studying for a degree? Have you registered as an Oamk student for the upcoming academic year? Check out the terms and conditions to make sure you are eligible for a student card. NB! Exchange are counted as degree students.

3 Take a photo of yourself

You must have a proper photo of yourself in digital form (preferably jpg-format).

4 How to take a photo

The photo can be either black-and-white or coloured, and you can take it with phone, digital camera or web camera. The most important things are, that:

  • Your face needs to be clearly visible.
  • The photo has to be taken directly from the front.
  • Your head needs to be straight and in the middle of the photo, eyes on camera.
  • Background has to be as neutral as possible (e.g. white wall).
  • Accessories or hair should not cover your face.
  • Lighting has to be as neutral as possible (no strong shadows or over-exposure).
  • Passport photo is the best example photo.
  • Size of the file must not exceed 30 Mt.

NB! If the photo is against the instructions or it does not present the person who have ordered the card, card might not be delivered.

5 Signing up to OSAKO online shop

You can sign up to online shop via link below. You can create an account or sign up with with your Facebook-account.

 

Online shop
6 Length of membership and payment method

Choose the length of your membership (one semester / whole academic year) and your payment method. You can pay with your debit/credit card or MobilePay.

When you have paid for your purchase, your valid and paid membership shows up in “Your membership cards” in your “Wallet”-section. NB! This is not your digital student card. It is a proof that you have paid for your membership, and you can pick up your academic year sticker with it.

Whole academic year costs 30 euros and one semester (autumn/spring) 20 euros. When you are becoming a member for the first time, you need to also pay for the student card (6 euros).

7 Card arrives

When your card arrives, you will be informed via Oamk email where to pick it up.

We recommend that you order the student card right away in the beginning of your studies. This way you get to enjoy the benefits as soon as possible. It takes 2-3 weeks for the card to arrive.

8 Digital student card

OSAKO members with Finnish social security number can download digital student card application from Pivo.

  1. Download Pivo (iOs/Android) to your phone.
  2. To start using Pivo, you need online bank account and phone number.
  3. Choose student card and follow instructions.

When activating the student card, Pivo will checkp up on that you are a member of OSAKO and have enrolled yourself for the current academic year at Oamk. New students who are joining OSAKO, can start using Pivo only after their study place have been confirmed from Oamk and their information have been put into student register, which will happen most probably until the end of August.

9 More information?

If you have any questions about student card issues, contact OSAKO secretary general.

Contact information
1 Becoming a member

If you are continuing your OSAKO membership, you can do it instantly in OSAKO’s online shop.

2 Signing up to OSAKO online shop

You can sign up to online shop via link below. You can create an account or sign up with with your Facebook-account.

Online shop
3 Length of membership and payment method

Choose the length of your membership (one semester / whole academic year) and your payment method. You can pay with your debit/credit card or MobilePay.

When you have paid for your purchase, your valid and paid membership shows up in “Your membership cards” in your “Wallet”-section. NB! This is not your digital student card. It is a proof that you have paid for your membership, and you can pick up your academic year sticker with it.

Whole academic year costs 30 euros and one semester (autumn/spring) 20 euros. When you are becoming a member for the first time, you need to also pay for the student card (6 euros).

4 Picking up your academic year sticker

You can pick up new academic year sticker to your student card from OSAKO office in Kotkantie during August. We will update more information about OSAKO service points later.

5 Digital student card

OSAKO members with Finnish social security number can download digital student card application from Pivo.

  1. Download Pivo (iOs/Android) to your phone.
  2. To start using Pivo, you need online bank account and phone number.
  3. Choose student card and follow instructions.

When activating the student card, Pivo will checkp up on that you are a member of OSAKO and have enrolled yourself for the current academic year at Oamk. New students who are joining OSAKO, can start using Pivo only after their study place have been confirmed from Oamk and their information have been put into student register, which will happen most probably until the end of August.

6 More information?

If you have any questions about student card issues, contact OSAKO secretary general.

Contact information
1 Take a photo of yourself

You must have a proper photo of yourself in digital form (preferably jpg-format).

2 How to take a photo

The photo can be either black-and-white or coloured, and you can take it with phone, digital camera or web camera. The most important things are, that:

  • Your face needs to be clearly visible.
  • The photo has to be taken directly from the front.
  • Your head needs to be straight and in the middle of the photo, eyes on camera.
  • Background has to be as neutral as possible (e.g. white wall).
  • Accessories or hair should not cover your face.
  • Lighting has to be as neutral as possible (no strong shadows or over-exposure).
  • Passport photo is the best example photo.
  • Size of the file must not exceed 30 Mt.

NB! If the photo is against the instructions or it does not present the person who have ordered the card, card might not be delivered.

3 Signing to OSAKO online shop

You can sign up to online shop via link below. You can create an account or sign up with with your Facebook-account.

Online shop
4 Payment

New student card costs 6 euros. You can pay with your debit/credit card or MobilePay.

5 Card arrives

When your card arrives, you will be informed via Oamk email where to pick it up.

6 More information?

If you have any questions about student card issues, contact OSAKO secretary general.

Contact information

Terms for the student card

Degree

You are studying for a Bachelor or Master’s degree in a university of applied sciences. NB! Exchange students are counted as degree students.

Enrollment

You have enrolled as an attending student for the current academic year / semester.

Union membership

You join the student union of your university of applied sciences.

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