The Pivo app is free to use for all Helga members and can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play. Prior to use, you must have an upgraded student union membership. You can update your membership here.


1. Download Pivo and activate it with your phone number, online banking ID and payment card information.
2. In Pivo’s main view, select Student Card and select your student organization.
3. Follow Pivo’s instructions to create a card for yourself.

Kela’s meal support card – Pivo

Helga offers all Haaga-Helia students the opportunity to introduce a free digital Kela meal support card at Pivo.
The meal support card only entitles you to meal support in student restaurants – it is not possible to take advantage of other benefits offered by the student union, and it does not serve as a student ID for entities such as HSL, Matkahuolto or VR.

Frequently asked questions about Pivo

Why can’t I get my Pivo student card activated?
In order to use the Pivo Student Card, you must be a member of the Student Union and registered to attend your university.

I can’t change my picture?
The student card image can be changed every six months.