The easiest and most affordable way to get access to your student discounts is to download a digital student card available. Download an app and you’ll have access to all the benefits of the plastic student card in digital form.
As a member of the Student Union of the University of Oulu you can start using your student card on Pivo! With Pivo’s digital student card you can get student priced train and bus tickets, student lunches as well as all other student benefits! You can also make sure that your student card is always with you wherever you go. Pivo also provides you information about local student discounts.
Here’s how you get Pivo’s student card:
- Download Pivo app to your phone and register with your bank user identifiers
- Click on Student Card on the main view
- Follow the instructions to create your digital student card
What is Pivo?
Pivo is a payment app that you can use to pay to you friend by only using their phone number – regardless of your or your friend’s bank. With Pivo, you can also pay in thousands of online stores without reaching for your plastic cards or personal credentials. Pivo’s student card is completely free to use.
The Student Union of the University of Oulu offers national student benefits to the students of UniOulu for free via Tuudo. The Tuudo student ID entitles to student prices in the restaurants subsidied by Kela as well as student discounts with VR and Matkahuolto. The Students of the University of Oulu will also be able to reach the services of the Student Union in Tuudo in the near future.
You can use the student ID in Tuudo by logging in with your student account. Using the student ID may require you to update your Tuudo app. If your student ID doesn’t show up, log out of Tuudo from Settings in the menu and log in again using your username and password.
If you have problems using the student ID, please get in touch with us by clicking on “Contact Us” in the Tuudo main menu.
In addition to Frank or Tuudo, you can also choose to purchase a plastic student card. It has all the same benefits as the digital application. Card delivery times vary from 2-4 weeks on busiest times of year and the card is collected from the Student Union’s office on Linnanmaa campus. You can view the different card options, prices order your own student card online here.
In order for you to prove that you are eligible for any student discounts you need a valid term sticker on your student card. The year displayed on the sticker refers either to the end of the term or to the end of the academic year. The sticker for the whole academic year and the sticker for the autumn term are valid from the beginning of the new term, starting at the beginning of August. Similarly, the spring term sticker is valid from the beginning of the new year.
For example Uniresta student restaurants, the national railways VR and Matkahuolto bus services accept the autumn term sticker until the end of the following year’s January whereas the spring term sticker and the sticker for the whole academic year are valid until the end of September.
However, the FSHS (Finnish Student Health Service) sees the validity of the sticker a bit differently. You can use the FSHS services only until the end of the academic terms. This means that if you have a sticker for the autumn term you can use the health services until the end of December. Similarly, if you have a term sticker for the spring term only or for the whole academic year you can use their services until the end of July. However, if you continue your studies in the next academic year, you can use the health services until the end of August. But from the beginning of September you will need the term sticker for the new academic year on your student card.