Accommodation in Turku
The Student Village Foundation in Turku (TYS) provides accommodation for all exchange students. You can apply for accommodation on-line at www.tys.fi
You can choose between the Student Hostel in the Student Village, in which exchange students have a room and a bathroom of their own but share a kitchen with nine other students, or a flat that you share with one or two other students. From a social point of view the Student Hostel is nice but if you prefer peace and quiet you should choose a flat. In a flat you have your own room but share kitchen and bathroom with the other student(s). The flats are situated in different locations around Turku, most of them 3-5 km from the city centre. The rental agreements are made for a minimum period of four months except for trainees who pay rent for the actual number of months that they stay in Turku.
Accommodation in Vaasa
In Vaasa student housing is provided by the Student Housing Foundation, VOAS and by Lärkan.
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. Please note that Novia University of Applied Sciences has different locations in the town:
Health Care and Social Welfare in Roparnäs (Huutoniemi in Finnish) is close to the student houses Kalliola and Teerenpesä (within ca 1 km walking distance) and about 6 km from the centre. Sunnanvik (Suvilahti in Finnish) is about 2,5 km from the hospital and 3,5 km from the centre. There are good bus connections from Suviboxi to the Central Hospital.
Performing Arts in the centre and close to the houses Olympia and Loftis located in Vöråstan (Vöyrinkaupunki in Finnish) in the centre (about 6 km from the Health Care and Social Welfare unit and 3 km from the Technology and Communication unit).
Technology and Communication is located in Brändö (Palosaari in Finnish) and close to Tekla and Linna.
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/hers 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 Decemver 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.
Apartments can also 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
In Raseborg the Student Housing is provided by Fastighets Ab Kustregionens utbildningsfastigheter. They have got student apartments at two locations at the campus area. The most common housing among exchange students is a room in a shared apartment (305€/month). You will 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 (390€month). All apartments are furnished and the rent includes a water fee, internet, electricity, free laundry room and sauna twice a week. Please note that smaller items like kitchenware or bedlinen are not provided. Kitchenware can be rented from the student housing office.
Accommodation in Jakobstad
In Jakobstad the Student Housing is provided by REALIA Jakobstad Ab. The student apartments are located at Sockenvägen 3-5.
The apartments are for 1-3 persons but not every apartment is furnished. The rent will be from 232€ - 969€/month depending on the size of the apartment. There will also be an extra fee: 22€/person/month for electricity and water.
For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fill in the application form and send it, togethter with a copy of your certificate of acceptance, to the following address:
REALIA Jakobstad Ab
Mark the envelope: "Bodgärdet/housing application"
You can also contact the international coordinator in Vaasa.