Doctoral students and student organisation activities

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Doctoral students can also participate in student organisation activities and join the Student Union of the University of Helsinki. By participating in the student organization activities, you can have a say in issues pertaining to doctoral students at the University and will get to know other students.

Student Union of the University of Helsinki (HYY)

Membership in the Student Union of the University of Helsinki is voluntary for licentiate and doctoral students, and you can join at any time of the academic year. Doctoral students are not entitled to Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) services or travel discounts. However, there is still a wide range of other benefits and services available to doctoral students. More information about the Student Union membership and its activities is available on the Student Union website. Detailed information on paying the Student Union membership fee is available in the attendance registration instructions for doctoral students.

University of Helsinki PhD students (HYVÄT)

The University of Helsinki PhD students (HYVÄT) is the organisation of doctoral students at the University of Helsinki. The organisation aims to actively promote the best interests of doctoral students at the University while offering them many opportunities for social interaction and networking. More information on the membership and activities is available on the HYVÄT organisation’s website.