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Kela approved new service network for 2021

Finnish Student Health Service FSHS and Social Insurance Institution of Finland Kela signed a contract about health care of students in higher education last week. They also confirmed the new service network for 2021.

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FSHS and universities of applied sciences students – where are we now?

What changes in FSHS 2021? Who are affected by the change? Who pays what? We gathered a little information package about current situation and progress of FSHS changes.

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Going Abroad: Austria

Our new Going Abroad blogger Janne Heinikoski shares his thoughts and feelings about going abroad for an exchange and about the application process there. Explore the amazing views of Austria during the Spring together with Janne by reading OSAKO’s blog and following Janne on Instagram.

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My first Chelsea game

I have been a Chelsea fan for a long time now, and one of my dreams has been to see Chelsea home game live at the Stamford Bridge stadium. One of my main reasons why I chose London as the place where I want to do my exchange studies was Chelsea.

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Going Abroad – to UK!

OSAKO has a new Going Abroad blogger! Going Abroad blogger is an Oamk student who is in exchange and is sharing their story and experiences during their exchange. And now, let us introduce himself!

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Start Using Your Digital Student Card on Pivo!

As a member of OSAKO you can start using your student card on Pivo! With Pivo’s digital student card you can get student priced train and bus tickets, student lunches as well as all other student benefits! You can also make sure that your student card is always with you wherever you go.

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You can now buy Sports Pass of University Sports of Oulu

Since today the 27th of August you can buy a Sports Pass of University Sports of Oulu (OKKL). OKKL’s season 2020–2021 begins on 7th of September. Most of the sports courses start on the week 38...

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OSAKO’s Board of Representatives to have the Spring meeting on August the 24th

OSAKO’s Board of Representatives will have its Spring meeting on Monday, August the 24th. The meeting will be held as a remote meeting through Microsoft Teams. According to OSAKO’s rules,...

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Who are the teacher and student of the year 2020? Make your suggestions now!

Teacher of the Year 2020 Student Union of Oulu University of Applied Sciences is looking for proposals to whom “Teacher of the Year 2020” –award should be granted. The proposal can come...

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Shipping practices of student cards and stickers changed

There has been changes in the way you order, and OSAKO handles the shipping of student cards and stickers. From now on you can order the delivery for student cards and/or membership stickers in...

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Student: remember the annual review of general housing allowance!

General Housing allowance of Kela is reviewed annually, after a year it’s been granted or checked the previous time. Kela will send a letter to remind about getting the allowance checked. You can...

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You can now buy OSAKO’s membership and student card for new semester

Student cards and membership stickers for the academic year of 2020-2021 are now available in If you already own a student card of OSAKO, it’s enough to buy only the sticker. You can...

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