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Accommodation

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. 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 300€ to 600€ 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. All the below listed options are commercial or private.

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 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. Do not pay the deposit rent unless you are very sure 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.

 

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  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. 

Retrodorm
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
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  

HousingAnywhere
Turku University of Applied Sciences is a partner of HousingAnywhere.com, the international student-to-student housing platform. Students who are coming from abroad to Turku can find & book a student room on www.HousingAnywhere.com . The rooms on this platform are offered by our students that go abroad for a study abroad semester, exchange, Erasmus or internship. You can also find listings from trusted landlords and housing operators. Using the platform itself is completely free for you as a student; when you make a concrete booking, an administrative fee will be charged as a part of HousingAnywhere’s secure booking system.

  • Exchange students coming to TUAS can book their accommodation through the VIP access. The link to the VIP access has been sent with the letter of acceptance and can be found here too.

Renting from the private landlords

Make sure that you always make a written lease. Pay attention to the adds in the internet for scams, read this guide book by HousingAnywhere how to recognize a scam.

For short and long term stay

Omena Hotel Turku 

  • The Omena Hotels offer long-term accommodation for students. 500€/month. More information about the rooms click the link above.
  • Please send your applications via e-mail to sales@omenahotels.com as soon as possible (updated 10.8.2018)
    • In the application state your name, email, phone number, date of birth, city where you will study Finland (Turku), host university and degree programme, when have you started your studies in your home university, the period of your stay in Turku, explain why you need a room at Omena Hotel.

Hostel ship Borea  

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

Kotimaailma - furnished apartments

Guesthouse Inn22 

Tapulitalo Guesthouse

Bed and breakfast Tuure

The Bridgettine Sisters in Turku

AirBnB housing provider

Facebook groups:

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:

 

Housing in Salo

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International Relations Office at Salo IoT campus will reserve a room for the exchange students at  Pii Hotel

 

For short and long term stay

HousingAnywhere
Turku University of Applied Sciences is a partner of HousingAnywhere.com, the international student-to-student housing platform. Students who are coming from abroad to Turku can find & book a student room on www.HousingAnywhere.com . The rooms on this platform are offered by our students that go abroad for a study abroad semester, exchange, Erasmus or internship. You can also find listings from trusted landlords and housing operators. Using the platform itself is completely free for you as a student; when you make a concrete booking, an administrative fee will be charged as a part of HousingAnywhere’s secure booking system.