Application form for exchange students can be found here.
If you are an exchange student you can’t use the degree student application form, as those applications are not considered for exchange student housing.
If you are a double degree Master’s Student, this is considered as a degree student and you need to apply with the normal application.
Information for filling in the application form
Every exchange student needs to fill in one individual housing application. If you wish to change some information on your application, you can do that by logging in to the Tenant Pages with the username and password delivered to you after submitting the application. Do not fill in another application form, if you do not manage to edit your application by yourself please contact the rental services for help.
The obligatory fields on the application form are marked with asterisks.
Start page on the application form
Please select if you applying as an individual applicant or if you are coming with a spouse.
If you wish to stay with a friend, both should fill in an individual housing application and write friends name and additional wishes to the application form’s comment field (on the 3rd page of the application form). Also if you have special remarks concerning housing, for example medical reasons, please write these on the application form’s comment field.
Starting and end date options
The starting date options will show on the application form and these will be updated automatically when a new application period starts (please note that it is possible to apply housing only 3 months before). Please note that a rent agreement always starts on the first day of the month and end on the last day of the month and are made for full semesters only. Here you can find the semester times for housing.
For exchange students the rental agreements are always made as a fixed-term contracts (referring to the full semester times).
Applicant’s information page
Please mark your personal information carefully. Write your name on the same form that is given to the arrival university so when can match the applicant from the lists provided by the arrival universities.
Make sure that your email is written correctly as all the information, and for example the possible housing offer, are sent via email. If you don’t see emails from TYS, please check also your email’s trash inbox and mark TYS as a safe email contact.
Housing location page
For exchange students there are two housing options, and you can make a preferation. Please note that this chosen option can’t be guaranteed and when receiving the possible housing offer you have to carefully read what kind of housing you have been offered for, as there are only a limited number of each rooms. Read here for more about the housing options.
On this page you can also find the additional comment field for different wishes considering your housing.
If you want to submit additional attachments, for example about medical reasons etc. concerning housing, on this page it is possible but not obligatory. Exchange students do not normally need to submit any attachments.
On this page you can submit the application. Please note that you have to click “I agree to the terms.” before the options for sending the application shows.
After submitting a housing application successfully you will get a password and username to the system via email. If you don’t receive this email or with any other problems in the application/tenant page, please contact email@example.com.
Please note that by filling a housing application it does not mean a reservation and your housing application will be added to the housing queue.
Possible housing offer is sent around 4 – 6 weeks before arrival. You will receive an email notification when the offer has arrived to your Tenant page. Only one housing offer can be send to each exchange student.
Please also note that TYS can’t accommodate all exchange students arriving to Turku and the amount of apartments depends on the agreement that TYS has with different universities. The accommodation option you have chosen to the application form is only what applicant prefers, not guaranteed. If we can’t offer you the housing option you prefer, we automatically offer you the other option. No need to fill in a new application for that.
The accepted housing offer is binding, so please check the dates and other details before accepting a housing offer.
After accepting the housing offer in the Tenant pages, a tenant has to pay a deposit payment for the apartment. The deposit for exchange student is 300 €/person. The payment details are provided with the housing offer and in the email notification of the offer. Please note that if someone else makes the payment for you (for example your parents), write down your name to the comments of the payment. This way we know whose payment it is, when the payment arrives to our account. Payments can’t be taken out of your account, so you need to arrange the payment with your bank, usually as an international money transfer. Deposit payment will be returned to tenant’s bank account around four to six weeks after moving out, if the apartment is in good condition and all payments have been paid. Deposit can not be used to pay the last rent.
Rent is paid monthly and the due date for paying it is always the 6th of each month. You will receive the rent invoice for your whole stay by email after TYS has received your deposit payment, please use the payment details provided in the invoice. If wished you can also pay the rent for full semester at once. The rent depends on the housing location, apartment, etc. and the exact amount is informed in the housing offer (please check it before accepting the offer). The minimum time of staying is one semester and the rent is also paid for that time, regardless of the actual date of moving in or out.
All exchange students’ apartment are furnished with basic furniture (bed with mattress, table, chair, wardrobe etc.) and for this reason your rent invoice will show the monthly furniture fee of 15 € per person. The rents informed in this website include this furniture fee.
There will be an admission fee of 60 € for all fixed-term leases that last under 12 months. This invoice will be sent to you at the same time with the rent invoice and is a one time payment.
Payment information on the Tenant Pages
All invoices can be found from your personal Tenant Pages. Also the payment information are updated there but with a delay (especially if paid abroad). Please note that it takes some time before the payments are updated to the Tenant Pages. Unfortunately we can’t send email after each payment arrives, but also for this reason all payments are shown under Tenant Pages.