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Become a member

How to join?

  • You can become a member of SAMO if you fulfill the acceptance terms for the student card.

  • When joining, you will get the mobile student card SLICE. If you wish, you can also use Pivo as your mobile student card if you have Finnish bank account. Both applications can be downloaded from your smartphones app store. There is also a possibility to order a physical student card for additional fee.

  • Joining is done by filling in the membership form online.

  • When filling the form, you will need a passport-type picture in jpg-format and online bank service or details of a bankcard. If you can't pay online, you can skip the payment phase and pay at our office.

instruction for filling the form


  1. Fill in your personal details.

  2. Fill in your contact details.

  3. Choose your student- and membership details (fill your student number without the first letter). New students will get their student number when activating SeAMK username.

  4. Add picture for the student card in jpg-format (passport-type face photo, you can  crop the picture in the form).

  5. Accept the membership terms.

  6. Check the details you gave and fix them if needed.

  7. Proceed to payment with some of the following services: online bank service, bankcard or mobilepay. If you can't pay online, you can skip the payment phase and pay with credit card or cash at SAMO office.

  8. You will get a notification about successful payment.

  9. You will receive a receipt from your payment and instruction, how to reclaim the student card etc.

  10. You will receive email logins and instructions for setting up Slice and your mobile student card.


You can get the student card, if you meet the following terms:

  1. You are performing a degree or higher degree in University of Applied Sciences .

  2. You have announced being present student for the semester/academic year.

  3. You join the student union of your university.

When joining SAMO  

  • Your announced personal details will be saved by Associations law (503/1989) 11§ to the member register. Member register regarding to Personal data act (523/1999) 10§ meant file description can be found from here.  

  • You will give rights to SAMO to verify your study right, present- and personal data from the Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences information system and saves your member details to the school's information system.

  • You have received the terms of accepting student card, understand what those mean and you are willing to obey those.


We will handle your membership application without delay. Immediately after your application has been accepted, you will receive an e-mail with the login IDs and instructions for setting up the Slice mobile student card. Download Slice to your phone from Google Play or the AppStore and sign in!

If you wish, you can also download the Pivo mobile student card after joining. The Pivo mobile student card includes same student benefits and discounts as Slice does and is approved by VR, Matkahuolto and Kela. In addition, Pivo also includes mobile payment features.

You can get Pivo by downloading the Pivo app from Google Play or the AppStore, log in with your Finnish bank account and add your debit card information, select your student union and take a picture for the student card.

Delivery time for physical card is 2-3 weeks, depending from card producer’s order backlog (the busiest time is in September). The sooner you join, the quicker you will get it!


New student cards will be delivered to SAMO office. You will receive an email, when your student card has arrived and you can reclaim your card from SAMO office.

If you are not able to reclaim the card from the SAMO office, contact us and we can mail it to you.

what to do if your card is LOST

  1. Come visit us at the SAMO-office or send us an email to

  2. We will check if we have your picture on our register. If not, we will ask you to send us a new one.

  3. New student card costs 10€. You can pay it immediately, when ordering, or when you picking up the new one.

  4. Your new student card will arrive to SAMO-office in 2-3 weeks.

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