Housing for exchange students


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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.

The exchange students' accommodation application process varies between Haaga-Helia campuses. Before submitting your housing application, please check where your preferred campus is situated. It is important to note that students studying Tourism or Business can be placed either in Helsinki or Porvoo, depending on their study field. You can still apply for housing in Helsinki even if you do not yet know your Haaga-Helia campus. 

Exchange students coming from non-European countries are given priority in student accommodation due to immigration rules if they have applied within the given deadline. Students coming from European countries are placed on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

For further information, please contact exch@haaga-helia.fi 

Accommodation in Helsinki (Pasila and Haaga campuses) 

Exchange students who apply to study in Helsinki (Haaga and Pasila campus) can apply for accommodation from HOAS (Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region).

Due to the large number of applicants, housing is not guaranteed to all applicants, especially in the autumn semester, but most applicants normally receive housing through HOAS. However, as the housing situation in Helsinki is challenging, students are strongly recommended to apply and accept accommodation offered by HOAS as finding affordable furnished accommodation from the private market in Helsinki can be challenging.

The public transportation in the Helsinki metropolitan area is very efficient, so it is very easy to get to Haaga-Helia's different campuses from different suburban areas. Students get a 40% student discount on a monthly transportation card (for more information, please see the HSL website).

Housing options in Helsinki

Accommodation in Porvoo 

Students coming to study at the Porvoo Campus will automatically be offered housing and do not need to fill in a separate accommodation application. Students will stay in the student residence Kevätkumpu (address: Lohentie 13, 06150 Porvoo), which is located 2,5 kilometers from the campus. You can rent bikes from the campus.

The apartments are 2–3 bedroom apartments with a shared kitchen and bathroom. Students have their own bedrooms. Rooms include a bed, matt lamp, chair, and a desk as well as some utilities. The rents vary accordingly from  350 - 450€ / month including furniture, water, electricity and internet. You have to make a rent deposit of €500 to confirm the room. Students sign a tenancy agreement upon their arrival and receive their keys against the deposit receipt. 

More information on the apartments

Accommodation in Vierumäki 

Students coming to study to Vierumäki Campus will automatically be offered housing. Your International Affairs Specialist will send you more information after acceptance.

Rent is 290-340 euros/person/month in 2-4 person apartments. All apartments are furnished and they have bathroom/toilet and kitchenette. Cleaning, bedclothes/towels, utensils are not included in the rent.