Frequently asked questions


The Students’ Union board and personnel are here to help and guide you through your studies and everything related to that, so if your question is not answered here, please see the “Contact” -page.

Who can join?

In accordance with the Union’s by-laws, members must be studying towards an official degree in a Finnish school or university. Most of our members study in the fields of business, finance, industry, technology, laboratory-related fields, clothing, marketing or communications.

Our members study in vocational schools, Universities of Applied Science and Universities, so you may be a member of the same students’ union from one degree to another!

What are the membership levels?

The Students’ Union of Trade Union Pro has three membership levels and new members are automatically placed on the gold level. The other levels are platinum, for those members that work during their studies, and diamond for graduating members.

Gold-level members are entitled to all the benefits that the Trade Union has to offer, excluding legal assistance in work-related legal cases. Read more about the membership benefits here. Gold-level membership does not count towards the employment requirement related to the income-based unemployment benefits.

Platinum-level members are entitled to all the benefits of the Trade Union, including legal assistance when you have been a member for three months and you have paid your membership fees. Platinum-level membership counts towards the employment requirement related to the income-based unemployment benefits.

Diamond-level members are entitled to all the benefits of the Trade Union, including legal assistance when you have been a member for three months and you have paid your membership fees. Additionally, diamond-level members are entitled to a lower membership fee than regular members of the Trade Union. You become eligible for the diamond-level membership after you graduate and must take advantage of the offer within 6 months of graduating. The diamond-level offer is currently available to graduating members until 31.12.2018. Diamond-level membership transfers your membership to the Trade Union and counts towards the employment requirement related to the income-based unemployment benefits.

How much does the membership cost?

Gold-level membership in the Students’ Union is free. Platinum- and diamond-levels have membership fees as follows:

Platinum:

1,4% of your salary in such a way that the maximum fee is 57 euros in a month. Platinum-level membership counts towards the employment requirement that gives you the right to claim income-based benefits, should you become unemployed.

Diamond:

Diamond-level is a discounted membership level for the two years that follow graduation. The membership fee at the diamond-level is 0,9% with a 57 euro per month maximum. When you join the diamond-level membership you leave the Students’ Union and join the Trade Union Pro as a full member. For more information (in Finnish), see here