Suomen Opiskelija-Allianssi – OSKU ry is the Finnish national union for students in vocational upper secondary schools. OSKU’s main goals are to impact in the society on behalf of vocational students and to increase the appeal of vocational education in Finland. Its fundamental principles are nonalignment and trust in vocational students themselves as students are in charge of all OSKU’s decisions and actions. OSKU is also independent from any political party or labor union. The organisation was founded in 2001, but its roots are in the 100-year-old tradition of two former student organisations in Finland.
The purpose of OSKU is to operate as a student interest and service organisation at the national level as well as to promote and monitor students’ general and common interests especially in academic, social, educational, and legal matters. In addition, the union functions as a link between its members and activates student activity, promotes the professional, social and athletic pursuits of its members, and promotes cooperation between student organisations.
The main authority of OSKU’s actions is in the hands of general assembly that is put in order once a year. OSKU’s board consists of vocational students from all over Finland and holds the executive power. Their work is backed up by OSKU’s employees who are lead by the secretary general.
We’re here to support and serve
OSKU can be joined by any person studying in secondary vocational education in Finland who accepts the union’s purpose and who pays the personal membership fee for the school year. OSKU ry’s membership and student card are personal.
OSKU strives to serve and support vocational students in all situations. This is done through promotion of interests and diverse services, of which the main output is the AMIS student card. The members of OSKU are also entitled to receive support and guidance in matters relating to studies and lobbying and can participate in events and trainings organised by OSKU. Potential participation fees for events and trainings organised by OSKU ry are specified for each event separately. The AMIS student card is also a European Youth Card and thus entitles its holder to various benefits in Finland and other Europe.
Become a member
The OSKU membership fee is 16 euros per school year. OSKU ry does not have a semester-based membership fee. The membership fee covers the price of membership. The AMIS student card is a member benefit, not a purchasable product. Receiving an AMIS student card requires the payment of the membership fee as well as delivery of the necessary membership information and an approved certificate of enrolment.
You can become a member of OSKU by applying for membership with the electronic application form. By applying for membership the student accepts our membership conditions and confirms the correctness of their given information. Please check carefully which AMIS student card you qualify for as you are responsible of choosing the right coloured card while filling in the application information.
If you have any questions, please contact our office.