Finland is one of the safest countries in the world and all residential districts in Finland are safe to live in. The quality of the apartments is good: they are well equipped and warm throughout the year. Nature and public transportation are usually nearby.
Applying for an apartment
Apply for accommodation as soon as possible. Confirm the accommodation offer sent to you and make the deposit payment by the given deadline.
If you are not an EU/EEA citizen, apply for a residence permit as soon as you have received the residence permit invitation. Remember to obtain appropriate health insurance and attach details of it to your residence permit application. More information: Finnish Immigration Service.
Student housing in Helsinki
The Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region (HOAS)
HOAS (The Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region) provides homes for students in the Helsinki metropolitan area. You can apply for a HOAS apartment, if you are a full-time student, a degree student, entitled to student financial aid and your school is in the Helsinki region or in the surrounding municipalities. The rent in HOAS's unfurnished apartments includes always water and electricity in all shared apartments and some other apartment types. Additional free services in almost all properties are HOASnet, laundry room, sauna slots, common tenant facilities and storage spaces.
Haaga Institute housing
Haaga Institute Foundation provides student accommodation right next to our Haaga campus in Helsinki.
Student housing in Porvoo
Students in Porvoo campus can apply for student housing for example from:
Accommodation in Vierumäki
The Sport Institute of Finland provides student accommodation for exchange students studying at the Vierumäki Campus. Students can apply for accommodation either in two or four person apartment.