General information about aparment types
TYS has several student housing locations in the Turku area. Check out our apartment selection/available apartments on our website (link) before you fill in an application.
A shared apartment is for 2–4 students who are usually of the same gender. The kitchen and bathroom are shared, but each tenant has their own lockable room. Furnished shared apartments are also available.
A studio apartment is the most popular form of housing, and slightly more expensive than a shared apartment. There are plenty of studios available, but the most popular locations have queues.
A family apartment usually has 2–4 rooms and a kitchen. They are for couples and families with children. You can also apply for one alone or with a friend.
Youth apartments can be found in the Kiertotähti and Ironside housing locations. They are for Turku residents aged 18–29. The apartments are leased with a maximum fixed-term agreement of 5 years.
For apartments in Auranhelmi and Henrikki, the agreement is always temporary and made out for a maximum of five years. Please note that you can only apply for Henrikki apartments if you are already a TYS tenant and applying for an internal transfer.
Pets are prohibited in shared apartments and in all apartments in Tavasti and in the Student Houses A building. Smoking is prohibited in all apartments provided by TYS as well as related shared facilities and stairwells and near the front doors. In Tavasti, smoking is prohibited altogether.
General information about equipment of the apartments
Most TYS apartments are unfurnished. This means that the apartments only have the usual fixtures and fixed appliances in the kitchen – usually a refrigerator and a stove/oven.
A furnished apartment means that in addition to fixtures and appliances, there is some furniture in the apartment, such as a dining table and chairs/stools.
A furnished room in a shared apartment also includes the following:
• Bed, 80×200 cm (tenants must get their own mattresses, except exchange students’ rooms)
• Writing desk
• Office chair
Both unfurnished and furnished rooms naturally have a fixed wardrobe. The fixed furniture fee for a furnished apartment is 5 € per month.