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Membership fees

In 2022 TEK's membership fee is EUR 348 (EUR 29 per month). In 2021 it was EUR 351 (EUR 29.25 per month).

Full members

TEK's full membership fee (for graduated members) in 2022 is EUR 348 (EUR 29 per month) and it includes membership of The Unemployment fund for highly educated KOKO.

If you join TEK during the year, you only have to pay for the months remaining in that year. 

All TEK membership fees are tax-deductible. TEK sends details of membership fee payments directly to the tax authority.

Members who are not members of the Unemployment Fund for Highly Educated KOKO

If you do not belong to the KOKO fund via TEK, you only pay TEK's membership fee of EUR 285 (EUR  23.75 per month). 

If you wish resign from the KOKO fund, you must notify TEK's member service via OmaTEK. You cannot resign retroactively. 

If you join another unemployment fund, you must do so within one month of resigning from the KOKO fund in order for your previous membership to be calculated in fulfilling your "work condition".

Read more at KOKO fund's website 

Pensioners

The membership fee for retired members is EUR 45 in 2022. As a retired member you can, if you wish, continue subscribing Alma Talent magazines for EUR 69 per year (EUR 5.75 per month) (delivered within Finland). You can choose max. 2 magazines either in paper or digital from the following: Tekniikka&Talous, Talouselämä, Fakta, Mikrobitti, Tietoviikko and Arvopaperi. The membership fee for retired members with the magazine subscriptions is EUR 114 (EUR 9.50 per month). 

This policy also applies to members on disability pension. You must first notify TEK's member service via OmaTEK of your retirement or if you are not TEK member yet, you can join here. The change will take effect from the start of the month following your notification.

Students

Student membership is free of charge. If you are a member of the The Unemployment fund for highly educated KOKO, the fund fee is EUR 5.25 per month. Visit KOKO fund's website for more information. 

Read more on student membership

Members living abroad

A full member living outside of the Nordic countries pays an annual membership fee of EUR 114 or EUR 9.50 per month during the time spent abroad. This includes a subscription to TEK magazine and membership of the KOKO fund. Please note, you should check the regulations governing unemployment benefits while living abroad. You must first notify TEK's member service via OmaTEK about moving abroad. Change in the fee will take effect from the start of the month following the notification. 

Dual members

RIL-TEK membership: check website at www.ril.fi for further details.
SAFA-TEK membership: check website at www.safa.fi for further details.
OAJ-TEK membership: annual fee of EUR 111 for dual membership of TEK.
TFiF-TEK membership: check website at www.tfif.fi for further details.

Read more on dual membership

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Membership fee discounts

You may be eligible for a discount on your regular TEK membership fee if you are, for example, unemployed, on family or study leave or living abroad.

Read more

Payment methods

You may pay the TEK regular membership fee in a single invoiced instalment in February or in four invoiced instalments spread throughout the year. You may change your fee instalment arrangements by messaging the member service in OmaTEK.

You may also transfer your membership fee to e-invoicing in your own online bank by ordering Tekniikan Akateemiset TEK's membership fee invoice as an e-invoice. Depending on your bank, either a social security number and / or a membership fee reference number are required as identification. At Danske Bank, only the reference number is used as an identifier.

Through e-invoicing, you can pay the membership fee in monthly instalments. The instalment selection is made by authorization through your bank. The number of instalments can also be reported to our member service in OmaTEK. By paying your membership fee as an e-invoice, regardless of the number of instalments (1, 4 or 12), you will receive a EUR 3 (25 cents / month) discount on your annual fee.

If you don't pay the membership fee

If you don't pay the TEK membership fee, you will not be able to receive any of TEK's services such as legal advice, career coaching or salary advice. 

If your membership fee is not paid, you will be deregistered from TEK's membership at the end of the calendar year. This may also result in termination of your KOKO fund membership. 

You may only rejoin TEK by paying all unpaid membership fees.

For further details

For further details of membership fees, please contact TEK's member service.