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As a student, you can take advantage of many benefits all over Finland.


Student card

Student card is the official id of a student. When you become a member of KOE you get a student card and all its benefits and discounts locally.

More information:

Student card and membership

Member benefits


Meal subsidy

If you are in higher education, you are eligible for discounted meals at participating student restaurants. You can qualify for the meal subsidy at the student restaurant by presenting a valid student ID card or a meal subsidy card issued by Kela.

LAB University of Applied Sciences is responsible for issuing a meal support card to those entitled to a meal support who do not have a student card.

You can get a meal subsidy if you are based in Finland and are completing

  • a bachelor’s level university degree

  • a master’s level university degree

  • a bachelor's level degree in a university of applied sciences

  • a master’s level degree in a university of applied sciences

  • a university-level occupational or specialisation programme that qualifies you for a meal subsidy.



Information about VR’s student tickets here.



Information about Matkahuolto’s student tickets here.


Local public transport Lahti and Lappeenranta

Information about Lahti local public transport here.

Information about Lappeenranta local public transport here.