Meals, cafe, refreshments and bakery goods at affordable prices are served in the UniCafe restaurants on campus. Student lunch prices and contact information for the cafeterias can be found on the UniCafe website. Lunch prices for students in 2019 vary between 2,6 - 4,95 €.
Student health care
The Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS) provides preventive health care, medical care, mental health care, and oral health care for Bachelor and Master’s students at the university. In order for you to have access to the FSHS services, you must be a member of the Student Union (HYY). For more information on the FSHS services, opening hours and possible fees please see theFSHS website.
On the FSHS website there is a lot of useful information on different health topics, e.g. nutrition and exercise, insomnia and seasonal affective disorder (winter depression).
Discounts on public transport
As an exchange student, you are entitled to discounted fares in public transport in the Helsinki metropolitan area as well as in long-distance transport. The discount is only for undergraduate students (Bachelor & Master's).
As a visiting PhD students you can get a travel card meant for local residents by registering your address in Helsinki at the Digital and Population Data Services Agency. If you attend the Welcome Fair during the orientation week, you can take care of the registration at their check point. If you are not able to attend the Welcome Fair, you should first pick up the certificate of student status from student services and then visit the Digital and Population Data Services Agency where you can ask for a certificate for temporary place of domicile. Once the place of domicile has been registered, you can visit the HSL office. Please bring with you the certificate of student status, certificate for temporary place of domicile and your passport. Read more about the season ticket prices on the HSL website.