To register as present
The deadline for registration for the next academic year for Master's students is 31 August at 16.15. If 31 August falls on a weekend or on a holiday, the deadline for registration is the first weekday thereafter. The deadline for registration for the Spring Term is 15 January.
The student union membership fee includes a health care fee, which entitles you to use the services of the Finnish Student Health Service. The student union membership fee for the whole academic year 2020-2021 is 96,50 €. The fee for the autumn semester is 62,5 € (includes the health care fee 28,50 €) and 34 € for the spring semester. NB! The Act on Student Health Services for Students in Higher Education will come into force on 1 January 2021. The healthcare fee for higher education students for the spring term 2021 is paid directly to Kela. Read more about the healthcare fee for higher education students on the KELA webpage. You can register as present through WebOodi if you have an Internet account with Danske Bank (Sampo), Aktia or Nordea.
If you do not pay the student union membership fee through WebOodi, the fee is to be paid to the Student Union's account. Please note: we can only accept payments done through Finnsh banks, since we cannot automatically verify foreign receipts:
The Student Union's Account:
IBAN : FI97 5780 3820 1181 48
with POHJOLA BANK PLC Helsinki, Finland,
SWIFT (BIC): OKOYFIHH
The recipient is The Student Union of Hanken School of Economics. You must write your name (or the name of the person on whose behalf the fee has been paid) and which term the payment is for in the message field. The receipt must have an archive ID number. Please present the receipt to Student Services/Study affairs in Helsinki or Vaasa before the registration deadline in order to obtain the yearly sticker for the student ID card. Please note that you are not registered as present before you have shown the receipt and we have registered you! When you have been registered as present you cannot change your status to being registered as absent.
Membership in two Student unions
If you study for a Master's degree at two different universities in Finland, you should pay the student union fee (including the health services fee) of both of the student unions. After the payments, you can apply for a refund of the health services fee from one of the student unions. Please contact the Secretary General at the Student Union of Hanken for more information about this, gensek(at)hanken.fi.
Every doctoral student who wishes to register as present shall before the yearly registration have a development discussion. You are responsible for making an appointment with the supervisor/s well in advance. Please note that if you wish to register as present you are to fill in the study plan prior to the meeting with the degree supervisor (and thesis supervisor/s).
The development discussion is carried out with the degree supervisor and when possible also with the thesis supervisor/s. The participation by the thesis supervisor/s is especially relevant when the main emphasis is on the thesis project. It is therefore desirable that both the degree and thesis supervisor/s take part in the discussion when possible.
During the meeting the following is to be discussed: how the goals set for the previous academic year have been achieved and the goals set for the next academic year. This includes information on courses, the thesis project, conference presentations, progress of other papers and publications. Furthermore, the supervisor/s and you are to agree on rules on how to work together for the next 12 months. The discussion is based on the study plan (the registration form is to be used for this purpose). Lastly both the supervisor/s and you sign the form. Submit then the duly signed registration form and study plan (together with a research proposal, if requested by the supervisor) to the Student Services/Study affairs in Helsinki or Vaasa.
Membership in the student union of Hanken is not mandatory for doctoral students. Doctoral students may, however, join the student union of Hanken by paying the fee. Doctoral students are not entitled to the same benefits as are master students. For example, doctoral students are not entitled to the health services provided by The Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS).
The student union membership fee for the whole academic year 2020-2021 for a doctoral student is 68 €, for one semester 34 € (you do not pay for the student health care services). If you wish pay the student union membership fee use one of the following accounts:
The Student Union's Account:
FI97 5780 3820 1181 48
The recipient is The Student Union of Hanken School of Economics. You must write your name (or the name of the person on whose behalf the fee has been paid) and which term the payment is for in the message field. Attach the receipt to your registration form and submit them to the Student Services/Study affairs in Helsinki or Vaasa.
When you have paid the student union membership fee, you can get the yearly sticker in August for your student ID card in Skogen, located in the basement of the main building in Helsinki. Contact details: gensek(a)shs.fi.
In Vaasa the stickers are available from the Studies and admissions.
You must always show your student card with the sticker when you
- take part in exams
- need a certificate of any kind
- eat at the student restaurant for a student price
The sticker is only attached to your student union card and therefore will not be given to you without your student union card. If it is not possible for you to obtain your sticker in Vaasa personally you can send your student union card by mail to the Office of Study Affairs (P.O. Box 287, 65101 Vaasa) and we will send you your card with the sticker to your adress in WebOodi.