Here you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions about membership.
The purpose of the Student Union
WHAT DOES THE STUDENT UNION DO?
Stockholm University Student Union strives to give you influence over your studies, a social community during your studies and benefits from your membership.
We represent the common interests of students in the university's various bodies and committees. We are actively working for the student perspective to be included wherever it affects your everyday life. We organize and give support to students who wants to influence their education at Stockholm University.
Our Student Ombudsmen and PhD Student Ombudsman are at your disposal when it comes to study related issues that are connected to your education here at Stockholm University. These services are open to all students at Stockholm University, even if you are not a member of the Student Union.
WHY SHOULD I BECOME A MEMBER OF THE STUDENT UNION?
The more members we are, the more opportunity we have to influence the university! Your membership supports the work we do.
It quickly pays off to become a member. This is due to the student services and benefits you acquire when becoming a member.
As a full member in Stockholm University Student Union (SUS) you get Campuskortet (the Campus Card) which functions as a student ID, a membership card and a discount card.
Membership in the Student Union
HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER?
Visit our membership portal and pay your membership online. You can pay by card, Swish and internet banking. You are also welcome to visit our service desk in Studenthuset.
WHAT DOES IT COST TO BECOME A MEMBER?
Membership in the Student Union costs 120 SEK per semester. Membership in a Faculty Club (optional) is included. The Faculty Clubs that we cooperate with are: Humanistiska Föreningen(HumF), Naturvetenskapliga föreningen (NF), and Samhällsvetenskapliga Föreningen (SF).
CAN ANYONE BECOME A MEMBER OF THE STUDENT UNION?
Yes and no. You must be a registered student at Stockholm University (minimum of 1 credit per semester) and belong to our catchment (Students at DSV and Socialhögskolan - the School of Social Work - have their own student unions) to get full membership with Campuskortet (the Campus Card) and its benefits.
Important note! Membership that cannot be verified through registration at Stockholm University is automatically converted into a supporting membership. The supporting membership does not give you access to Campuskortet. You can log in and see your registrations at the university through My University.
WHAT IS A SUPPORTING MEMBERSHIP?
If you are not a student at Stockholm University (for example, if you are studying at another university) you can also support the Student Union's work by becoming a supporting member. Maybe you were once active in the Student Union? Or are you passionate about student influence? Or you simply want to contribute to a good cause and support active student governance at Stockholm University?
As a supporting member you do not get Campuskortet. This means that we unfortunately cannot offer you our membership benefits, but we warmly thank you for your support!
I’M A PHD STUDENT, CAN I JOIN THE STUDENT UNION?
Yes, you may join the student union. Since you are a PhD student you can send us a PDF of your proof of employment. You can also send us a certificate from your supervisor. If you send us a certificate it is important that it states whether your employment is full-time or part-time as well as the duration of your PhD studies. In order the get SL’s public transportation discount you must be employed on at least 75% as a PhD student.
IS MEMBERSHIP IN THE STUDENT UNION OBLIGATORY?
No. You can choose whether you want to be a member of your local student union and take advantage of the student discounts, associations and student services, or not.
One Year Membership
Why should I get a one year membership?
If you know that you are going to study both the fall semester and the spring semester there are many reasons to get a one year membership:
- You have access to all our member activities and benefits the entire year.
- You ensure that you become a member in time to vote in the Student Union Election that is held every spring semester.
- You avoid the stress of having to pay your membership fee in January/February and thus risking to pause your housing queue at Stockholms studentbostäder (SSSB)
- You only have to remember to pay your membership fee once a year.
Why can I only see one semester on my card in the Studentkortet app?
The membership has to be verified each new semester with a course registration. Once we receive your registration from the university you get a new activation email from Studentkortet and can update your card inside the app.
What happens if i don’t study the second semester?
If you have bought a one year membership but only study one semester, your membership will turn in to a so called supporting membership during the second semester. The supporting membership does not give you access to Campuskortet and other membership benefits.
Membership in Faculty Clubs
Which Faculty Clubs can i connect my membership to?
The Faculty Clubs that we cooperate with are: Humanistiska Föreningen(HumF), Naturvetenskapliga föreningen (NF), and Samhällsvetenskapliga Föreningen (SF). When you pay your student union membership you can become a member of one of these clubs free of charge.
The Faculty Club will be pre-selected for you if you are studying at one of the faculties which is linked to the Faculty Clubs we cooperate with. Note that there is no requirement that you study in a specific faculty to be a member of a specific Faculty Club. Even if you do not have a Faculty Club pre-selected you can choose to be a member of one in order to take part in their social activities.
WHY SHOULD I BECOME A MEMBER OF BOTH THE STUDENT UNION AND A FACULTY CLUB?
If you choose to become a member in both the Stockholm University Student Union and in one of the Faculty Clubs that we cooperate with, you can get access to all areas of student life: you can get your student ID, discounts and benefits from us, and access to student pubs and other social activities through your Faculty Club.
Your Campuskort (Campus Card) will then also have your Faculty Club logo as proof of dual membership. This will be your membership card in both the Student Union and in your Faculty Club.
If you choose to only become a member of the Student Union and not a Faculty Club your Campuskort (Campus Card) will not have any Faculty Club logo. This means that you cannot access the student pubs, career fairs or other social activities that the Faculty Clubs organize. If you want to add membership of a Faculty Club at a later occasion it would cost you 120 SEK.
CAN I CHANGE/ADD TO A FACULTY CLUB MEMBERSHIP?
In our member portal you can manually change your Faculty Club before you pay. If you want to change your membership after having paid you must contact us within 7 calendar days to request the change. Only one change is permitted.
If more than 7 days has passed you cannot change your Faculty Club. If you change your mind and want to change or add membership of your Faculty Club after that, you must purchase a new membership in our self-service to the price of 120 SEK.
If you want to join several Faculty Clubs it costs 120 SEK extra per club.
CAN I GO TO THE STUDENT PUBS, EVEN THOUGH I HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED MY CAMPUSKORT?
Yes, in the beginning of the semester we will send lists of the new members to the separate Faculty Clubs on a daily basis. All you have to do is to show your valid ID at the door so that the Faculty Club can match you against its membership register.
WHAT DO I MISS IF I CHOOSE TO ONLY BECOME A MEMBER OF A FACULTY CLUB?
If you select the membership of only a Faculty Club and not of the Stockholm University Student Union, you may not access Campuskortet or our offer at Högskolerestauranger for cheaper coffee. However, you can get a simple Faculty Club Card that you can show when visiting the Faculty Club´s student pub.
The Faculty Club Card can be collected at the Student Union Service Desk in Studenthuset. Keep in mind that the Faculty Club Card is not a student ID and therefore does not give you access to the student discounts. If you want to add a membership of Stockholm University Student Union at a later occasion it would cost you 120 SEK.
Administration: payment, activation and the membership card/Campuskortet
HOW DO I GET A SWEDISH PERSONAL NUMBER?
To be issued a Swedish personal number you must contact Skatteverket (taxation bureau) possibly also Migrationsverket (immigrations office) and apply yourself.
WHAT IS A P/T NUMBER AND WHY DO I NEED IT?
Students without a Swedish personal number need to have a temporary P/T number in order to be administered by the Student Union, the university as well as the SSSB housing queue.
In order to receive a P/T number you should contact the university or the Student Service Desk at Studenthuset, Universitetsvägen 2A, 114 18 Stockholm.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I DON'T HAVE A SWEDISH ADDRESS?
If you do not yet have a Swedish address, we urge you to use the address to our service desk when creating or updating your membership profile:
114 18 Stockholm
SHOULD I PAY IN THE Member Portal OR THROUGH A BANK TRANSFER?
We send invoices to all students with a Swedish address before the semester starts. But the quickest and easiest way to become a member, is to pay the membership fee by debit or credit card through our member portal.
SHOULD I CHOOSE “Login” OR “New member” in THE ONLINE member portal?
As a registered student at Stockholm University you can easily log in to the member portal with your university account. If you do not have a university account yet, please select ”New Member” and fill in your information. Your membership will be activated once we have received your course registration from Ladok.
We assure you that your personal data is handled professionally and accurately. Therefore, your information is secured with a login.
I HAVE LOST MY LOGIN DETAILS, WHAT DO I DO?
If you have lost the username or password to your university account there are several ways in which you can obtain it. Read more about it on the university's web page
If you still have problems with your login, you can get in touch with our Service Desk at email@example.com or by telephone + 46 (0)8-15 41 00
WHY HAVE NOT I RECEIVED MY CAMPUSKORT (STUDENT ID)?
After we have received your payment we check the database for a confirmation from Stockholm University of your course registration. We then send an order to our card producer Studentkortet. You will receive an activation email from them shortly thereafter. Follow the instructions in the email to activate your digital Campuskort. You must activate your card, otherwise it will pause your order. Read more about how to activate your card
Can I get a plastic student ID?
To order Campuskortet as a plastic card you need to login into Studentkortet.se. Once you are logged in at Studentkortet.se, go to "Min profil" (My profile) in the top menu. At the bottom of the page you can order the plastic card by clicking “Beställ plastkort”. While we do not have a guaranteed time of delivery the plastic cards normally arrive within 1-3 weeks. If you have not recieved a card 3 weeks after you ordered it please contact the Front Desk and we will look into it.
Both the plastic card and the app is valid as a student ID.