Accommodation in Turku
The Student Village Foundation in Turku (TYS) provides accommodation for degree and exchange students. TYS has quotas for exchange students but degree students automatically get accommodation. You can apply for student accommodation online three months before arrival. The lease is made for a minimum period of five months.
Degree students can apply for housing in any location but note that there are only furnished apartments in Ispuri and Pilvilinna.
Exchange students can apply for housing in two locations:
- The Student Village, situated about 1,5 km from the city centre, offers
- studio apartments in which you have your own room and bathroom but share a kitchen with eleven other tenants
- shared apartments in which you have your own room but share kitchen and bathroom with two other persons.
- In Iltakajo/Krööpilänkatu 4 in Varissuo, about 5 km from the city centre, there are shared apartments for two or three persons.
As only part of the exchange students gets student accommodation in Turku the rest will have to find private accommodation. The International Coordinator informs about alternative ways of finding accommodation.
Accommodation in Vaasa
In Vaasa student housing is provided by the Student Housing Foundation VOAS and by the foundation Lärkan.
VOAS apartments can be booked on-line at https://www.voas.fi/ where you will find more information.
The apartments are situated in different locations around the town of Vaasa. Linna and Ahvenranta are located in Brändö (Palosaari in Finnish) close to the campus area.
Olympia is located in Vöråstan (Vöyrinkaupunki in Finnish) in the city centre. The student house Suviboxi is situated in Sunnanvik (Suvilahti in Finnish) about 2,5 km from the hospital and 3,5 km from the city centre. There are good bus connections from Suviboxi to the Central Hospital.
If you want a furnished apartment please write "Furnished apartment" in the field other wishes. Box apartments are shared by 2 or 3 students. Each student has his/her own room but share kitchen and bathroom. If two (three) of you want to share an apartment you can apply for common accommodation. See the instructions on the application form.
Please note that you need to rent the apartment from 1 August (or 1 September) to the 31 December for the autumn semester and from 1 January to May 31 for the spring semester. The apartment is available from the starting date. You pay rent for the full month even if you move out earlier.
Lärkan apartments can be booked on-line at http://studiebostader.fi where you will find more information. The foundation owns two houses in Vöyrinkatu 4 and 6. The buildings are located near all services and educational institutions.
There is a shortage of apartments in Vaasa so please make your reservations early.
Accommodation in Raseborg
At Campus Raseborg student housing is provided by the student housing company Kustfast. There are shared apartments and studios. In a shared apartment you have a room of your own and share kitchen, bathroom and balcony with two other students. You can also stay in a studio, a one-room apartment with a kitchenette and bathroom. All apartments are furnished. Electricity is included in the rent. The water fee is 18 €/person/month and includes free laundry and sauna.
Fill in the online application here: https://www.kustfast.fi/en/student-housing
Please get in touch with the International Coordinator if you don’t get student accommodation.
Accommodation in Jakobstad
Exchange students applying for accommodation in Jakobstad should contact the International Coordinator.