Housing option 1: Two or three persons’ shared apartment
In a shared apartment live 2-3 persons, usually of same sex. If wished, it’s also possible to apply for a mixed shared apartment, for example together with a student friend of opposite sex. Every tenant has an own lockable bedroom in the apartment. The kitchen, bathroom and hallway are shared. The total sizes of shared apartments are 46-70 m2, depending if it is meant for 2 or 3 persons. All exchange students’ apartments have basic furniture; standard size single bed (80*200 cm) with mattress, desk, chair, bookshelves and wardrobe. The kitchens is equipped with a fridge, oven and stove.
Locations: Aamurusko, Iltakajo and Pilvilinna. There are no shared apartments in the Student Village
Rents: 290,35 – 315,03 €/month/person (including furniture fee) Rents vary according to the housing location, apartment, etc. and the exact rent is informed in the housing offer.
Iltakajo building C has been renovated during summer 2016. Rents in renovated C-building are 296,94-319,10 €/month/person (including furniture fee).
Housing option 2: Small studio apartment with shared kitchen for one person
18m2 room with a private bathroom. The kitchen is located in the end of each corridor and shared by other tenants in the same floor, usually 12 tenants/floor. The kitchens are locked during night-time (23.00-6.00). The room is equipped with a standard size single bed (80*200 cm) with mattress, desk, chair, bookshelves, wardrobe and a small fridge in the room.
Location: the Student Village West
Rent: 370 €/month (including furniture fee)
Rents mentioned above include basic furniture, water, electricity, sauna turns and internet connection. TYS’s offers also some free maintenance services. Most housing complexes have saunas, laundries and common rooms for tenants’ use. Please note that degree students have different apartment types than exchange students and the three options above are the housing selection for exchange students. Please note that rent includes only furniture, not any other equipment (for example bedclothes, kitchen equipment etc). Ask starting package from your university, more information below.
The student unions of the universities in Turku (TYY, ÅAS), the student union of the Novia University of Applied Sciences (Novium), and the Turku University of Applied Science (TUAS) run a starting package storage where exchange students can borrow a package with household items which they then return before they leave Turku. More information can be found here.