Student ID

After joining your student union you are entitled to get a student ID. Helga’s official Student ID is Slice -mobile app. With the student ID you can get all student discounts such as cheaper student lunches, public transport and discounts from hundreds of companies in Finland. In our web store you can use your own student union’s benefits right after becoming a member.

Activating your digital student ID – Slice

1. Buy membership and wait 2-3 working days

2.Go to

3. Select Haaga-Helia

4. Fill the form to receive the activation code (your information needs to match the information you’ve given in the form to join Helga, which you can check from Helga’s web store in the “Memberships” -section of your profile)

5. Download the Slice app from Google Play or App Store

6. Check your phone’s settings to give the app permission to give notifications on important bulletins

7. Give the app the permission to use your phone’s gallery

8. Open the app and log in

9. Enter the username and password you received via email (activation code)

10. Accept the terms, the app can’t be used before that

11. If you have any former student card, you don’t need it anymore

12. You’re up to date!

If you chance your phone or for other reasons, you can always reset your account through


It’s no longer possible to order a physical student card, but as a member you can still normally get a sticker for an existing student card from any of the capital region student union member service points.


Activating your digital student ID – Pivo

This Student ID requires  Finnish online bank service credentials. The picture can be changed twice per year.

1. Buy membership and wait 2-3 working days

2. Download Pivo on your phone and deploy it by login in with your online bank service credentials.

3. Open Pivo, go choose the Student-ID and select Helga.

4. Start using it by following the instructions on the app.

With the Pivo Student-ID you can also access Helga’s Slice benefits.


Kela meal subsidy card – Pivo

Helga offers all Haaga-Helia students the opportunity to start using a digital Kela meal subsidy card in Pivo.

The card entitles you to meal support in student restaurants. The card does not offer other benefits of the student union and does not serve as a student ID for HSL, Matkahuolto or VR.