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YTK student membership helps you to transition into working life. Become a member and get access to all work life services!

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How about leisure accident insurance or access to a lawyer if you have any questions about work? Or maybe you need tips for finding employment, need virus protection for your laptop or are dreaming of an affordable weekend vacation or yoga class? These and numerous other YTK working life services will be useful to you already during your studies when you are taking steps towards working life, so what are you still thinking about?! Join now!

BTW, remember that YTK Worklife’s student membership does not include membership of the YTK Unemployment Fund. If you are working, make sure you find out more about YTK’s fund-only or combined membership!

Student membership only 1 € a month!

With a student membership, you get access to all the services of working life for just 12 € per year, or just 1 € per month!

Join now and you’ll always be more ready for the world of work!

Note! If you have joined as a student member before 2024, your membership will continue without annual fee.

Who can join?

Student membership is intended for students just entering working life, i.e. new members. You cannot change YTK’s fund-only or combined membership to student membership without losing your unemployment fund membership.

Benefits for students

Please note! Earnings-related benefits are not included in the student membership.

Student membership and the unemployment fund

As a student member, you are not a member of an unemployment fund. If you start a summer job or work alongside your studies, why not become a member of YTK Unemployment Fund by choosing either the fund-only membership or combined membership. Combined membership includes both cashier and working life services.  You can join the unemployment fund when you are in an employment relationship.

Membership in the unemployment fund is worthwhile if you work at least occasionally for at least 18 hours a week. Working alongside, for example a summer job, contributes to the employment requirement, and thus to your right to receive earnings-related unemployment allowance, which is higher than Kela’s basic unemployment allowance. If the employment condition is met during your studies, you may be entitled to earnings-related unemployment allowance immediately after graduation if you do not get a job immediately after completing your studies. 

Only by belonging to an unemployment fund can you receive support for unemployment that is higher than the basic unemployment allowance. Check with out benefit calculator  how much daily allowance you would receive if you became unemployed.