FAQ

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I am coming to get the new membership sticker for my student card. What I need to take with me?

You need only the student card and method of payment. We accept both cash and card and you can also pay in advance. Read more about purchasing the membership sticker.

We don’t need to check your ID when you renew your membership. You can even purchase a sticker to a card of your friend, as long as the friend is an active student in Metropolia.

What do I need with me when I go to update my HSL Travel card?

Just your student card with a current membership sticker, your Travel card and an ID. The Travel card can be updated at the HSL Service Points.

 

I lost my student card - what should I do?

If you have lost your student card, you can order a new student card with the electronic order form. Choose the product ”new student card to replace a lost one”, which will cost you: either 15,10 e (ordinary card or student card with the payment feature) or 30,10 e (student card with the payment feature + ISIC feature).

If you have a valid METKA membership, you don’t need to pay the membership fee again. If you don’t have a valid membership, you should first pay the membership on METKA’s bank account (at the bottom of the page) before your new card order can proceed. After your card has arrived, please remember to collect an academic year sticker for it from M-piste.

How long are the academic year stickers valid?

Academic year 2016-2017: from purchase date until the end of September 2017.
Autumn semester 2016: from purchase date until the end of January 2017.

What is the difference between a blue student card and a green student card?

With a blue student card a student is entitled to all national student card benefits and discounts, and with a green student card the benefits and discounts are limited. The biggest difference is that the blue student card entitles you to discounts on public transportation and the green student card does not. However the green student card entitles you to all student discounts of the student union METKA and the general student discounts on products and services, and you can quickly save up as much as the card cost you.

The blue student card is meant for full-time UAS students at Bachelor level and for students at Master’s level. See the conditions for granting the student card (at the bottom of the page). Please note that unfortunately open university students cannot join METKA or order a student card.

I’m a Master’s degree student, should I order a blue or green student card?

As a Master’s degree student you are entitled to the blue card.

I’m an adult student/multiform student, should I order a blue or green student card?

Adult students/multiform students can order the blue student card if they meet the required conditions (at the bottom of the page). If you don’t meet the conditions, please order a green student card. Please note that to get a student discount in the HSL buses, students who are over 30 years old need to provide a certificate of student aid granted by Kela.

Do I have to join the student union METKA when I order the student card?

Yes. Joining the student union is not useless at all! When you purchase the student card you also need a current academic year sticker for your card, which will tell that your student card is valid. You will get the academic year sticker after paying the membership fee. Without a current academic year sticker the student card is not valid.

If you lose your student card, you don’t need to pay a valid membership again; you just need to pay the production costs of a new student card.

All UAS students get their student card and academic year stickers from their own student union. In your case the student union is METKA. As a member you will get discounts on the student union’s events and products. Most importantly – you will support the student movement by enabling the existence of your student union. METKA acts as an advocate for the benefits and rights of all Metropolia students.

Some of the information on my student card has been misspelled (e.g. name or date of birth) - what should I do?

Inform METKA’s Specialist of Member Services about the matter (laura.karilainen@metkaweb.fi). We will find out the reason behind the error. If the error was caused by the student union or the card manufacturer, we will order a new card for you free of charge. In other cases the fee for printing a new student card will be paid by the student.

I have changed my name/my last name has changed because I got married. My student card still has my old name written on it. What should I do?

  1. Inform the Student Affairs Office of Metropolia (opintotoimisto@metropolia.fi) about the name change so that your information is updated in Metropolia’s register.
  2. Order a new student card with the electronic order form. If your membership is still valid (your academic year sticker is still valid), choose the product ”new student card to replace a lost one”. If your membership has expired, you should pay the membership separately to METKA’s account (at the bottom of the page) before your card order can proceed.
  3. Inform METKA’s Specialist of Member Services about your name change (iina.laamo@metkaweb.fi), so that your card order will be handled properly.

Can I still get the student card in autumn if I graduate in December?

If you graduate around Christmas, you can still pay the autumn semester membership. The membership fee is 20 euros and you will get an ”autumn” sticker on your student card. The student card is thus valid until 31.1.

I have previously studied at HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences (or some other UAS) and during my studies I ordered a student card from the student union HELGA. I will now begin my studies at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. Do I need to order a new student card?

Yes, you need to order a new student card. The student card that you got from the student union HELGA is a proof of being a member of the student union at of HAAGA-HELIA UAS. Students who study at Metropolia UAS need to join the student union METKA and this membership should be visible on the student card. You can order a new student card with the electronic order form. We never give stickers to student cards of other universities or student unions!

Page updated on 23.8.2016