Become a member
You can get the student card by becoming a member of the student union. All students studying in a degree program or open university studies leading to degree studies in LAB University of Applied Sciences can become members of KOE. With the student card you can prove your student status and you are entitled to all student benefits and discounts (open university students don’t get benefits from KELA, VR or Matkahuolto). Membership sticker that is put on your student card (only degree students) proves the validation of your student card is academic year. In the digital student card the validation of the card is updated automatically.
To order the student card you need to fulfill the following conditions:
1. You are studying in a UAS degree program (bachelor, master or open university studies)
2. You have confirmed your attendance for the academic year/semester
3. You become a member of your student union
You are responsible for the validity of the information you have given. Misuse of the card is a punishable offence.
1. Open the form here, language can be changed to English from top of the page
2. Fill your personal information carefully and upload your face photo for the student card. The photo should be similar type to passport photo but doesn’t need to be an official passport photo. You can order the plastic student card without Finnish personal identity code but if you want to use a digital student card, Finnish Personal ID is required. If you don’t know your student number, you can check it from Peppi.
3. Make the payment using Finnish online banks, Visa, Mastercard or American Express. If this is not possible, then you need to come to join at KOE office at Last NiemiCampus or Lappeenranta Skinnarila where you can pay by card or cash.
4. It will take 2-3 weeks for the student card to arrive KOE’s office. Students in Lahti will pick up the card from Lahti office and students in Lappeennranta will pick up the card from Lappeenranta office. We will send you an email to let you know when you can pick up your student card. After 2-3 days from registration you can active the Slice.fi digital student card. Note! LAB students in Lahti campus, only the AMK-student card will work as a ID card in the new campus
Get the digital student card
Become a member and pay the membership fee at KOE’s office. You can activate the digital student card using Slice.fi app within 1-2 working days.
The new digital card will be free of charge for KOE’s members.