National Union of Vocational Students in Finland
Established in 1987, the National Union of Vocational Students in Finland (SAKKI) is a student organisation for those pursuing a vocational degree in upper secondary education. Our organisation has almost 100 000 members. We provide our members an official student card, which entitles the holder to the largest range of student discounts in Finland. In addition, we supervise the interests of students and organise recreational and training events. Our activities are based on an appreciation of and pride in vocational competence as well as cherishing the unique culture related to this.
You may become a member of SAKKI and receive a student card if you are a full-time student in a vocational institution, you are eligible for a study grant or an adult education allowance, your studies continue for at least 8 months without interruption and you do not receive allowance (e.g. earnings-related allowance) or a subsidy granted by a TE Office. The student card has no age limit.
The student card costs 16 euros for one year, 21 euros for two years, 25 euros for three years and 29 euros for four years. The SAKKI card is therefore the cheapest student card in Finland. The SAKKI card allows you to enjoy all the benefits in the Frank benefit service, such as the full student discounts of VR and Matkahuolto. You can see all the benefits in Finnish at frank.fi or in English at frank.fi/en.
You need an identifiable portrait of yourself to order a SAKKI student card. In addition, you need a scanned version of your certificate of registration. You can request a certificate of registration from the office or the student counsellor of your institution. The certificate must include your name and the estimated time of graduation. Once you have your photograph and certificate, you may fill in the membership form here. Unfortunately, the membership form is only available in Finnish.
The student card will be delivered in about three weeks. The card is valid for one year at a time, and a sticker to continue its validity will be sent every August as long as your membership is valid. So remember to notify us if you move to a new address! You can change your address here.
If you have any inquiries concerning the student card, please contact our customer service by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We serve customers in Finnish and in English, but unfortunately not in other languages.
When ordering a SAKKI card, you may also select an international ISIC student card. This allows you to enjoy the benefits of a SAKKI and an ISIC card with a single card. The price of the combination card, 9 euros, is added to your membership fee invoice. The ISIC payment is non-recurring, so it does not influence the annual membership fee later on.
The ISIC card is proof of your student status wherever you travel, you will gain access to student benefits in over 130 countries and save money with more than 42 000 ISIC benefits in 120 000 places around the world. You can browse the ISIC benefits in more detail at www.isic.fi (in Finnish) or www.isic.fi/en (in English).