Student Cards

Show your student status with an official student card!

METKA coordinates and produces student cards for Metropolia students with two student card providers, Tuudo and Pivo.

We are working on getting plastic student cards back into production in early 2021. Follow our socials and website to get the news first when plastic cards are available again!

FAQ includes questions and answers about student cards as well.

Am I eligible for a student card?

You are eligible for a student card, when

  • you have a right to study in the Metropolia UAS
  • you are present as a student
  • you are a degree student.

Exchange students are eligible to student card as well.

If you are not sure if you are eligible for a student card, you can check it easily with Tuudo. Just log in with your Metropolia credentials, and the app will recognize your study right automatically from Metropolia’s student registry.

New students get access to a student card from the first day of studies.

Please note that your digital student card will stop working as soon as you graduate! The plastic student cards are valid according to the sticker given onto it.

Digital student cards: Tuudo and Pivo

METKA provides digital student cards in Tuudo and Pivo. Download either one or both from your phone’s app store!

All major Finnish student benefit providers, such as VR (trains), Matkahuolto (long-distance buses) and Kela (student meals) accept both cards. Also HSL (local transit in the capital area) accepts both cards if you want to update the student status on your travel card.

Tuudo and Pivo, what’s the difference?

Tuudo makes student life easier especially at campus and studies. In Tuudo, you find for example your course schedules, cafeteria menus and other Metropolia services. You’ll need your Metropolia credentials to use Tuudo.

Pivo is an app that was originally used for online banking services, but today it also contains a student card and student benefits by To use Pivo, you will need your bank credentials.

Why does METKA has two digital student cards, you may ask?

  • To use Tuudo, you will need only Metropolia credentials, nothing else. Tuudo is free and available to use for all Metropolia students, without a METKA Membership. This is still exceptional in Finland, as METKA was the first student union in 2019 to provide students with a student card, which does not demand student union membership.
  • Pivo is meant only for METKA Members. The students will need a valid METKA Membership to use Pivo. With Pivo, METKA wants to offer extra benefits to our members as a thank you for joining and and supporting our work.

You don’t need to choose only one: feel free to use both to make your student life flexible!

How to get your student card

Below are instructions how to take all our student card options into use.


  • Install Tuudo app
  • Sign in with your Metropolia credentials
  • Choose “Student card” from the Card wallet on the app
  • Pick or take a photo for your card
  • Done! Enjoy your student life!


Download Pivo on your phone’s app store. Keep your online bank IDs at hand: you will need them when activating the card! Photo is added while taking the card to use.

I want a plastic student card!

We are renewing the order and production process of plastic student cards. At the moment new cards are not available. We will update the information of ordering a plastic student card on this page as soon as the process is ready, most likely in early 2021. Stay tuned!

If you cannot use digital student cards, you will need a paper study right document to get student benefits. You can get one from Metropolia Student Services.

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