JU took the decision 2011 that the membership to the Student Union is mandatory* to make sure your time at JU holds high quality from a number of different perspectives.
*PhD students and education that does not give credits (HP) such as basår/ bastermin, are excepted from the fee. However, they are welcome to become members voluntarily to get access to the student discounts and the service of the Student Union.
Due to the situation with covid-19, part of your education may be conducted digitally. JU has not decided to change the union fee or to count digital education, which when circumstances allow shall be conducted on campus, as distance education.
This means that education that is to be conducted on campus but is temporarily located digitally, is NOT counted as distance education. We understand that there are many questions about this and what the difference is.
- Distance education is designed to be completely online and thus has a different structure and thus a different fee.
- Digital education is only temporary and, in most cases, it will be parts and not your entire education that will take place digitally. We at the Student Union work extra hard to ensure that the temporary digital educations are legally secure and have the same quality as campus-based education. Following this the fee remains the same.
There are two ways to pay the memberhsip fee:
Note. Before you can pay the membership fee you need to confirm your studies at Jönköping University via StudentLadok. After you've registered you can pay the membership fee the following day, after lunch. But please note that in the beginning of the semester it can take up to three days.
As soon as you've collected your JU-Card at Service Center and paid your Student Union fee, you should visit the card printers in the entrance of building A, Campus Arena or in Rio to update your JU Card with the Student Union stamp.
This will allow you access to all our membership benefits, in addition to the student discounts offered by Mecenat the card itself entitles you to.
Note that you must download theMecenat app. This will allow you access to all our membership benefits, in addition to the student discounts offered by Mecenat.
If you are enrolled at a distance education or studiyng outside of campus you must download your JU card in the Mecenat app, after you have payed your membership fee. If you wish to order the card, you can do it via the link.
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JLT and Västtrafik is part of Svensk Kollektivtrafik. To use your student discount there you must study 50% for a minimum of 10 weeks. During your trip with any of these comapnies you must be able to show them the ”Studentresesymbolen” favailable in your Mecenat app.
If you for any reason could not show that you have the right to a student discount you must pay a fee. There is a possibility to contest this fee by writing to JLT (the contact person is Anders Lägesten).
Other companies might have other rules, please visit Mecenat to find more information.