Filling a housing application
Students can apply for housing throughout the year. In August and September only new students can apply for apartments.
Only fill one application per person/family! It is possible to apply three months before the need for accommodation. Please note that exchange students have separate application, see details here. If you want you can modify your application later on with your username and password at Tenant Pages. You will receive the username and password to your email after submitting the application form successfully. In case you don’t receive the username by email, do not submit a new application please contact the Housing Office for assistance.
It’s possible to add 5 different housing types/apartments to the application form. Applicant can modify these options later on with the username and password at Tenant Pages.
Please note! For Henrikki can only apply via intern transfer (persons aho are already living in TYS apartments). Kiertotähti is only for youth applicants. Both youth applicants and students can apply for Ironside.
Furnished shared apartment room
TYS offers an option of a furnished shared apartment room. As usual, in the kitchen there is a table and chairs/benches. In a furnished room there’s also the following:
- Bed 80x200cm (the mattress needs to be acquired by the tenant)
- Office chair
As in the non furnished rooms, there’s always also a wardrobe. There’s a 5€ monthly payment added to the rent in furnished rooms.
All leases are made for full months, meaning that the lease will start from the first day of the month and end on the last day of the month. The lease is made either for continual or for a fixed-term. The fixed-term leases that are made under 12 months will have an additional office fee of 60 €, it will be added to the first rent invoice.
Information about the applicant/applicants
Please remember to fill all the information asked in the application form clearly and accurately. It is important to fill also partner’s and children’s information if they are moving with you. Please make sure that the email address that you give in the application form is working as we will send offers for housing by email.
You don’t need to send a separate attachments about the income and assets if not asked. You just mark your own estimate about your income during your studies. The monthly income means study grant plus other possible income per month (total amount before reducing taxes etc.). The applicant agrees to give information about incomes, assets and taxes if needed. The information about assets and income are part of the tenant selection and can be taken into consideration when TYS selects tenants. If there are multiple housing applicants with the same kind of needs of an accommodation, the applicant with lower income and assets can be prioritized when apartments are offered.
If housing applicant has markings in his/her credit records, then applicant should contact TYS. Quite often in these cases the deposit payment is 3*apartment’s rent and the contract is done first for a fixed-term period.
Tenants who already live in TYS apartments and want to apply for another apartment should fill an application of internal change via Tenant Pages. More information can be found here.
The validity of the housing application
Housing applications are valid for 3 months. If an applicant wants to stay on the queue after this time they have to extend their application via Tenant Pages. The application for internal change is valid as long as the applicant lives in TYS or will be offered an apartment. If you wish to stay on the housing queue after the application is expired or you have rejected an offer, please contact the Housing Office. If you don’t need an apartment anymore please delete your application via Tenant Pages.
Starting point 0 p.
Another family applicant lives in TYS 1 p.
Child points (per child/pregnancy) 2 p.
Applicant lives with parents in Turku 5 p.
Internal application, living alone 6 p.
Internal application, family 9 p.
Both family applicants live in TYS separately 10 p.
Special medical reason (certificate from a doctor)/urgent need of housing 10 p.à
New student in Turku/Rauma and no apartment in the region (concerns only January, August and September and depends on the distance of the home town) 10-30 p.
Exchange students coming via official exchange programs 25 p.
Youth tenant (18-24 years, lives already in Turku (not a student)) 40 p.
Special contract of interruption in tenancy 50 p.