Membership fees

The Union’s membership fee is 0.95-1.1% depending on the member association in question. The exact membership fee percentage can be requested from your own association. Membership fee includes also a membership fee to an unemployment fund.

The percentage-based fee is calculated from the salary paid for your main occupation that is subject to withholding tax.

The fee for members who are not in salaried employment is €8/month.

These include:

  • grant/scholarship researchers
  • those on maternity, paternity or parental leave (unsalaried period)
  • those on child care leave
  • conscript soldiers or civilian servicemen
  • those who are unemployed
  • those on alternating leave
  • students (no salary income or grant/scholarship funds)
  • those on an unsalaried leave for some other reason

Payment of the membership fees

The reference numbers for the membership fee payments are sent to all members once a year in January or February. The payments are due quarterly so that the first due date is 31 March. It is important to use the correct reference number when paying to ensure that the payment is recorded accurately.

You should hold on to the letter containing the reference numbers for the entire year.

Membership fees can also be seen at eServices

If, for some reason, you do not receive your reference numbers, you can request them from the Union membership secretary, tel. +358 (0)207 589 615.

You can also authorise your employer to collect and pay the membership fee directly from your salary.

Collection of membership fees by proxy

Complete the authorisation form to enable your employer to collect the membership directly from your salary. Give the form to your employer, and send a copy to the membership secretary of the Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers. It may also be necessary to send a copy to your own member association depending on that association’s practices. Print a copy of the completed form for your own records as well.

You can print the authorisation form from the website through Forms.

When completing the form, the basis of amount for collection is the association-specific membership fee percentage that you can get by request from your association or from the Union membership secretary. The form should also include the association number from the list below:

Aalto-yliopiston tieteentekijät ry. 020

Forskarföreningen vid Svenska Handelshögskolan rf.  011

Forskarföreningen vid Åbo Akademi rf.  001

Helsingin yliopiston tieteentekijät ry. 003

Informaatioalan akateemiset ry. 022

Itä-Suomen tieteentekijät ry.  005

Jyväskylän yliopiston tieteentekijät ry. 006

Lapin tieteentekijät Lati ry. 018

Lappeenrannan tieteentekijät LaTKa 008

Oulun yliopiston akateemiset ry. 009

Suomen akateemisten tutkijoiden yhdistys SATY ry. 010

Tampereen tekniikan tieteentekijät ry. 019

Tampereen yliopiston tieteentekijät ry. 012

Turun yliopiston tieteentekijät ry. 014

Vaasan yliopiston tieteentekijät ry. 015

Membership fees and taxation

The Union reports the association membership fees directly to the tax authorities. You should, however, save all membership fee receipts.