Finding a place to stay in Turku requires active effort from you. Turku University Applied Sciences (TUAS) cannot guarantee or arrange housing for exchange students; you have to apply for it yourself.
We recommend that you start applying for accommodation as soon as you have received your acceptance to study / do practical training at TUAS.
In general, the quality of student housing in Finland is good. The average housing costs in Turku range from 300€ to 600€, and in Salo from 120€ to 350€.
TUAS recommends very strongly that you to apply for an accommodation from the providers listed here below. All the listed options are commercial or private organisations.
If you are searching for an accommodation from the private markets (e.g. through the Facebook groups below), we would like to remind you to be very careful. We also recommend that you don't make any agreements or arrangements you are not comfortable with or have doubts about. Remember always ask for photos of the apartment/room and the ground plan beforehand. Do not pay the deposit rent, unless you are certain that the apartment exists.
Whether you find a place to stay from the housing options listed here or from private markets, please make sure you have a proper rental agreement in writing.
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For long term stay
The Student Village Foundation of Turku (TYS)
The Student Village Foundation of Turku builds, renovates, rents and maintains student housing for students in post-secondary learning institutions and youth housing for working youths. TYS has over 7,300 apartments in Turku and Rauma.
You can apply to TYS housing at www.tys.fi/en/exchange-students
Note! If you receive an email from TYS saying that you are in the housing queue or you don't receive a housing offer from TYS (and TYS informs on the exchange student application page that all the apartments are full), then please start searching for the accommodation from other housing providers immediately.
The city of Turku rents apartments for TUAS exchange students in Retrodorm. There are about 25 small single room apartments with shared showers and kitchen area. All apartments are furnished and the rent is 285€/month (including water, electricity and Internet). More information: www.retrodorm.fi.
Forenom is a private choice for renting fully furnished apartments. The rent includes water, electricity and internet. If you are interested in these apartments, please contact janne.heiska(at)forenom.fi www.forenom.com
For short and long term stay
Kupittaa Guesthouse (also rents out apartments for long term stay)
You can look for roommates at TUAS Exchange Students -group or in other Erasmus groups you can find in Facebook. Then you can book together an apartment from, for example, Forenom, Kotimaailma or Kupittaa guesthouse.
Also check out these groups:
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International Relations Office at Salo IoT campus will reserve a room for the exchange students at Pii Hotel