The Student Union VAMOK promotes contacts between its members. All students enrolled in VAMK can join the Student Union and use the services VAMOK provides. VAMOK is one of the first student unions of University of Applied Sciences in Finland that arranges different services directly to the individual students. There are 3,500 students at the University of Applied Sciences and to ensure flexibility in services to every student they use advance invoicing in the collection of membership fees. The membership card costs 10 euros and the fee per academic year is 27 euros or 14 euros for the autumn or spring semester only (for exchange students) Joining the student union is easy and will offer you many activities and monetary benefits.
The Student Union organises many kinds of activities for foreign students in co-operation with the International Office and other Universities. International evenings, sport events and short excursions are only a few examples. The Student Union provides international student tutoring as well. The aim of international tutoring is to help exchange students to settle in Finland while studying.
The representatives of VAMOK will do their best to help you to make the best out of your time in Vaasa University of Applied Sciences. The Finnish student culture has one peculiarity, which is not found anywhere else in the world. A far-rooted tradition in the Finnish student life is the existence of overalls. The overalls are worn in all student events and parties. You might find it strange at first but as you get used to the idea you will find it a fun and practical outfit for the student events.
You can find more information about the student union and its activities from VAMOK website.