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Survival Kits

Student Union is selling Survival Kits for incoming exchange students studying in HAMK. Survival Kit includes necessities that are needed for your everyday life in Finland, for example the essential kitchen utensils and bedclothes.

Survival Kit contains the following items:

  • fork, knife, spoon and teaspoon
  • mug and glass
  • soup bowl, plate and small plate
  • set of kitchen utensils (5 pieces)
  • saucepan and a lid
  • frying pan
  • kitchen towels
  • potholder
  • pillow and duvet
  • sheet, pillowcase and duvet cover

What does it cost?

The price of the Survival Kit is 80 EUR. Kits are sold only for the members of the Student Union. To become a member, please fill out the membership application before or shortly after ordering the Survival Kit. Membership fee is 28 €/semester or 41 €/academic year.

By becoming a member you’ll receive official Finnish student card which is a proof of your student status and entitles you to all student benefits and discounts in Finland, for example student-priced meals at your campus cafeteria, discounts on train tickets and long-distance bus tickets and much more.

We will gladly help you with any issues concerning membership. Please send your message to hamko@hamko.fi.

How do I order a Survival Kit?

You can pre-order Survival Kit by filling out this form. We will prepare the Survival Kit for you and send you a confirmation of your order by email.

We only have a limited amount of Survival Kits, which is why we recommend pre-ordering them before your arrival. Please remember that once you’ve ordered the Kit, you’ll have to pay for it even if you decide later not to use it.

How do I pay for the Survival Kit?

If you are coming to study in Hämeenlinna, you can pay the Survival Kit at HAMKO’s office after arriving. You can make the payment with card or cash.

If you are studying on other HAMK campus than Hämeenlinna, your Survival Kit will include an invoice.

What to do with the Survival Kit when my exchange period / study time ends?

The Survival Kit is your property and you may take it with you when your exchange period ends. Anyhow, if you don’t want to take your Kit with you, you have an option to return the Kit to the Student Union and we will recycle the items. Items that are in good condition may be used for the future Survival Kits.

If you live in the HOPS (The Hämeenlinna Student Housing Foundation) student apartments, HOPS will inspect your apartment after you leave. If it is clean and tidy, HOPS will refund your security deposit. If not, the apartment cleaning costs will be deducted from the security deposit. So, make sure that all the Survival Kit items are removed from the apartment before you leave.

Become a member!

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