Page updated 25.4.2017


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 at TUAS. There are several companies providing housing in the Turku area, check the links below to find more information about these accommodation providers.

In general, the quality of student housing in Finland is good. The average housing costs in Turku range from 260€ to 550€ and in Salo from 120€ to 350€.

We would like to remind you that TUAS recommends very strongly for you to apply for an accommodation from the providers listed here below.

If you are searching for an accommodation from the private markets, we would like to remind you to be very carefully and recommend that you do not do any agreements or arrangements you are not comfortable with or have doubts about. Always remember to ask photos of the apartment/room and the ground plan. 

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.


Housing in Turku

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For long term stay

The Student Village Foundation of Turku
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

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:

TVT Asunnot Oy is a real estate company owned by the City of Turku.
There are about 50 shared apartments reserved for exchange students in four different buildings. The apartments are partly furnished, including own bedroom and shared kitchen, living room and bathroom. The average area of an apartment is 77 m2.
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Forenom is a private choice for renting fully furnished apartments. Rent for a single room in a shared apartment is about 550€/month and for a shared room in a shared apartment for 350€/month. For more information about Forenom’s apartments and the application process

You can contact area manager Mr. Max Lindén
Phone +35844 090 1240, e-mail:

VVO and Lumo
Rental apartments in Turku


For short and long term stay

New students housing (Facebook-group)

Hostel ship Borea  (ask for offer for long term stay)

Kupittaa Guesthouse (also rents out apartments for long term stay)

Guesthouse Inn22 

Tapulitalo Guesthouse

Bed and breakfast Tuure

The Bridgettine Sisters in Turku

Omena Hotel Turku 

AirBnB housing provider


Housing in Salo

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Turku University of Applied Sciences of­fers two different student dormitories in Salo: terrace house of Hakastaronkatu and two blocks of flats at Salonkatu.

Common in both dormitories

All flats are furnished with table, bed and chair. There is a car park in Hakastaronkatu and Salonkatu apartments. Females and males are placed in different flats. Security deposit for a room is 350 Euros, which will be returned after the rent contract has ended.

Hakastaronkatu (address: Hakastaronkatu 15, 24130 Salo, Finland)

One terrace house for students

  • Approx. 100m from the Turku University of Applied Sciences and 2 km from the center
  • Flats for 3 -5 persons
  • Rent approx. 120 - 240 EUR/month
  • Common in a flat: kitchen, toilet, bathroom
  • Common in Hakastaronkatu: sauna, bathroom, washing machine, drying room, garage for bicycles.
  • Wireless internet connection

Janitor: Jukka Vihiniemi +358 44 778 4605. During weekends and evenings, call +358 44 778 5516. Ask your tutor to call him, because he doesn’t speak English.

Salonkatu (address: Salonkatu 18 or 20, 24100 Salo, Finland)

2 blocks of flats for students

  • Approx. 500 m from the center and 2,5 km from the Turku University of Applied Sciences
  • Flats for 2 - 3 persons
  • Rent approx. 230 - 330 EUR/month
  • Common in a flat: kitchen, toilet, bathroom.
  • Common in Salonkatu: sauna, bathroom, washing machine, dryer, drying room.


VVO and Lumo

Rental apartments in Salo