A student apartment is a safe choice. Approximately one third of all Finnish students live in student apartments. Housing costs are reasonable, and applying for an apartment is simple and easy.
Schools and colleges are never too far away from the student apartments, or they can be easily reached by public transport. As our tenant, you can always seek another type of student apartment according to any changes which might take place in your life during your student years.
Student housing foundations and companies are non-profit making organisations governed by student unions and/or the municipality. Today, almost 80,000 students have found accommodation from these organisations.
A shared apartment is a good choice for single students. Such apartments are usually shared by 2-4 students. Each tenant has his/her own room, which can be locked, and the kitchen and the bathroom are shared by the tenants. Some of these apartments may also have a shared living room. Almost all organisations have a limited number of shared apartments with basic furniture: a bed and a desk in the tenants´ rooms, and a furnished kitchen.
Another popular type of apartment for single students is a studio. They are more expensive and not necessarily easy to obtain. The number of such apartments is rather limited, which means that you may have to queue for one.
If you want to live together with your friends, you can rent an entire apartment together. In addition to individual bedrooms and the kitchen, some apartments have a shared living room.
Family apartments usually have 2-3 rooms and a kitchen or a kitchenette. These apartments are meant for couples and families with children. Family apartments are usually located near services appreciated by families with children, such as playgrounds and kindergartens. Example...
Student houses offer excellent facilities
saunas, laundry rooms with washing machines and tumble dryers, club rooms, public telephones, playgrounds, etc. Student apartments are equipped with telephone lines, which enables the use of a modem. The number of student apartments which are linked to a computer network in a college, university, etc. is steadily increasing.
By using the common facilities in your student house, you can avoid many costly investments which are often necessary when you move into your first apartment.