VR approved student cards

As a student studying in Finland you get a discount on train tickets if you have a student union student card approved by VR.

When tickets are inspected onboard the train you need a student card approved by VR or a temporary certificate of student status for discount on VR trains if you have not received your student card yet. If you do not have a student card or a certificate from the education institution, the conductor will collect an additional charge onboard the train.

Download the temporary certificate of student status for discount on VR trains



Pivo student card

(Available on App Store and Google Play. Not for postgraduate students)

Frank digital student card

(Available on App Store and Google Play)




Frank student cards

Finnish Ammattiin Opiskelevien Keskusliitto (SAKKI ry) card


Finnish Opiskelija-Allianssi – OSKU ry

Pivo card

Finnish Opiskelija-Allianssi – OSKU ry

Suomen Opiskelija-Allianssi – OSKU ry
(older card)

National Defense Forces ID card (with picture) for cadets

FSS opiskelijakortti

Finlands Svenska Skolungdomsförbund FSS rf student card

Matkahuolto opiskelijakortti

Matkahuolto student card

AMK student card

Slice mobile student card
Higher education

Slice mobile student card
Second degree education


Tuudo student identifier


Get student discount on trains with a temporary certificate

You can prove your eligibility for a student discount on VR’s trains with a temporary certificate until you receive your actual student card. The temporary certificate must be printed out and filled in appropriately. You also need the stamp from your education institution on the certificate.

A temporary certificate is valid for 3 months from the date of the stamp given by the education institution. You will also find the certificate in the Wilma system of education institutions.

Print the temporary certificate here


Please note! An ISIC card or other international student card does not entitle you to a student discount.