Join OSAKO

Instructions for joining and ordering a student card for various cases are given below.

Choose the case that suits your situation and follow the instructions. Finally, read the instructions regarding paying and picking up the card.

If your studies do not lead to a degree, also check the conditions for issuing a student card.

Instructions

Join

New student: you must have Oamk student account before you can order a student card. If you are an older student and already have the Oamk student account, you can become a member instantly.

Take a photo

You must have a proper photo of yourself in digital form (preferably jpg-format).

Photo instructions

The photo can be either black-and-white or colored, and you can take it with the phone, digital camera, or web camera. The most important things are, that:

  • Your face needs to be clearly visible.
  • The photo has to be taken directly from the front.
  • Your head needs to be straight and in the middle of the photo, eyes on camera.
  • The background has to be as neutral as possible (e.g. white wall).
  • Accessories or hair should not cover your face.
  • Lighting has to be as neutral as possible (no strong shadows or over-exposure).
  • A passport photo is the best example photo.
  • The size of the file must not exceed 30 Mt.

NB! If the photo is against the instructions or it does not present the person who has ordered the card, the card might not be delivered.

Login to the Kide.app online store

You can sign up to Kide.app -online store via link below. You can create an account or sign up with with your Facebook-account.

Length of membership & payment

Choose the length of your membership (one semester / whole academic year) and your payment method. If you would like to have your order delivered to you, also add the shipping. You can pay with your debit/credit card, online banking or MobilePay.

When you have paid for your purchase, your valid and paid membership shows up in “Your membership cards” in your “Wallet”-section. NB! This is not your digital student card. It is a proof that you have paid for your membership, and you can pick up your academic year sticker with it.

Whole academic year costs 30 euros and one semester (autumn/spring) 20 euros. When you are becoming a member for the first time, you need to also pay for the student card (6 euros). The shipping fee is 2,5 €.

Card arrives

When your card arrives, you will be informed via the email you have used when joining OSAKO where to pick it up, unless you ordered a shipping.

If you ordered shipping for your order, we will send it to you when we receive it.

We recommend that you order the student card right away in the beginning of your studies. This way you get to enjoy the benefits as soon as possible. It takes 2-3 weeks for the card to arrive.

Digital student card

OSAKO members with Finnish social security number can download digital student card application from Pivo. Members’ personal information is automatically transferred to Pivo for the digital student card. Please note that there is a delay of about one hour before the data is transferred to Pivo.

  1. Download Pivo (iOs/Android) to your phone.
  2. To start using Pivo, you need Finnish online bank account and phone number.
  3. Choose student card and follow instructions.

 

When activating the student card, Pivo will checkp up on that you are a member of OSAKO and have enrolled yourself for the current academic year at Oamk. New students who are joining OSAKO, can start using Pivo only after their study place have been confirmed from Oamk and their information have been put into student register, which will happen most probably until the end of August.

Need more info or help?

If you have any questions about student card issues, contact OSAKO secretary general.

Becoming a member

If you are continuing your OSAKO membership, you can do it instantly in Kide.App.

Sign up to the kide.app online store

You can sign up to the kide.app online store via link below. You can create an account or sign up with with your Facebook-account.

Length of membership and payment method

Choose the membership period and payment method you want. If you want the sticker delivered to your home, please add shipping to the cart. You can use a debit/credit card, online banking or MobilePay.

Once you have paid for your purchase, your valid membership will appear in the “Your Membership Card” section of the “Wallet” page.

NOTE! However, this is not your digital membership card, this will allow you to redeem your membership sticker on your student card.

A full academic year membership costs 30 €, a semester membership 20 €. The cost of sending the sticker is 2,5 €.

Picking up your academic year sticker

If you did not order shipping, you can pick up the new academic year sticker for your student card from the OSAKO office on Linnanmaa campus or from OSAKO service point: OSASTO Ry office in Kontinkangas campus.

If you ordered shipping for your sticker, we will send it to you.

Digital student card

OSAKO members with Finnish social security number can download a digital student card app from Pivo.

  1. Download Pivo (iOs/Android) to your phone.
  2. To start using Pivo, you need an online bank account and phone number.
  3. Choose the student card and follow instructions.

When activating the student card, Pivo will check that you are a member of OSAKO and have enrolled yourself for the current academic year at Oamk. New students who are joining OSAKO, can start using Pivo only after their study place has been confirmed from Oamk and their information has been put into the student register, which will happen most probably until the end of August.

Need more information?

If you have any questions about student card issues, contact OSAKO secretary general.

Take a photo

You must have a proper photo of yourself in digital form (preferably jpg-format).

Photo instructions

The photo can be either black-and-white or coloured, and you can take it with phone, digital camera or web camera. The most important things are, that:

  • Your face needs to be clearly visible.
  • The photo has to be taken directly from the front.
  • Your head needs to be straight and in the middle of the photo, eyes on camera.
  • Background has to be as neutral as possible (e.g. white wall).
  • Accessories or hair should not cover your face.
  • Lighting has to be as neutral as possible (no strong shadows or over-exposure).
  • Passport photo is the best example photo.
  • Size of the file must not exceed 30 Mt.

NB! If the photo is against the instructions or it does not present the person who have ordered the card, card might not be delivered.

Sign in to the kide.app online store

You can sign up to the kide.app online store via link below. You can create an account or sign up with with your Facebook-account.

Maksut

A new student card costs 6 €. If you wish, you can also order the card to be posted for 2,5 €.

Choose your preferred payment method, you can use a debit/credit card, online banking or MobilePay.

Arrival of the card

If you ordered the card without postage, you will be notified of its arrival by email to the email address you provided.

The email will tell you where you can pick up your card.

If you ordered your products to be posted, we will send it to the address you provided once it reaches us.

Need more guidance?

If you have any questions about your student card, please do not hesitate to call the OSAKO Secretary General.

What a student card is?

As a member of the student body, you get an official and national student card, the AMK student card. The card is also an OSAKO membership card. With the card, you prove that you are a student and get access to all the benefits and discounts that you are entitled to as a student.

You can order the card after you have accepted a study place and Oamki has added your information to the student register. As a student of Oam, you can only get a card through OSAKO. The card is valid when it has a sticker for the current semester or year. The sticker is a sign of student union membership.

In the following years, you only need a new semester or academic year sticker for your card. The fall semester sticker is valid until the end of the following January and the spring sticker until the end of the following September. The sticker for the entire academic year is valid until the end of September of the following year.

As a member of OSAKO, you can also download Pivo's digital student card. You can use the mobile card after paying the membership fee, even before the physical card arrives. You will find instructions for setting up Pivo from this link.

Through Pivo, you can also access thousands of Slice benefits.

First-year students receive a city of Oulu cultural voucher with their student card, which allows them to get to know the cultural experiences offered by the city cheaply or even for free.

Benefits for a student

Terms for the student card

1

Degree

You are studying for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a university of applied sciences. NB! Exchange students are counted as degree students.

2

Enrollment

You have enrolled as an attending student for the current academic year/semester.

3

Union membership

You join the student union of your university of applied sciences.

Join us

What are the benefits of joining?

Support of the community
The student body will help you during your studies from beginning to end: from tutoring in the first year to student representation in the administration and advocacy.
Problem solving
We help you with all problems related to student life. We can also guide you forward if you need other help.
Discounts and benefits
By showing your student card, you get access to hundreds of local and national benefits, discounts and offers.
Have fun
As a member of OSAKO, you get tickets to our legendary events at a reduced price. There are plenty of events, from small-scale dinner parties to big 8 000-person parties.