How can I apply for a TYS apartment?

The Student Village Foundation of Turku (TYS) has apartments for about 7,000 people in 19 housing locations around the city.

Who can apply?

  • full-time students of post-comprehensive school educational institutes in Turku
  • also students of upper secondary schools and vocational institutes
  • researchers
  • interns
  • a student of a educational institutes in Finland studying remotely in Turku with a justified reason

After graduation, students are able to continue their tenancy for up to one year, upon a separate agreement. Find out more about our housing locations.

TYS also offers youth apartments, which can be applied for by 18–29-year-old young adults living in Turku (not students). Fixed-term contracts of a maximum of five years will be made for these apartments. Youth apartments are available at two different housing locations, Ironside and Kiertotähti.

More information about applying

The apartment application form is only available online. For couples, it is enough if just one partner is a full-time student in Turku. However, both must fill in their information in the application form. The information of all children that may move in with the tenants must also be entered into the form.

Only one person is allowed to live in an apartment that is less than 34 square meters in size or in a room in a shared apartment. Pets are welcome to our apartments, excluding shared apartments and the apartments at Tavasti and Yo-talo A.

We have also furnished rooms in shared apartments. Furnished rooms have bed (80x200cm, no mattress), desk, chair and bookshelf.

The agreements will be made for full months, i.e. the contract will start on the first day of a month and end on the last day of the month. The rental agreement is either valid until further notice or a fixed-term agreement. Read more on rental periods. A contract fee of 60 euros will be applied to all new contracts. Read more on the fees.

How can I apply?

  • Find out more about our apartments through the apartment search.
  • Fill in the application at the earliest 3 months before the apartment is needed. Those waiting for the results of student selection can fill in the application before their student place is confirmed.
  • Please note that in August and September, all apartments that become available will be allocated to students beginning their studies in Turku.
  • If necessary, update your application through the Tenant Pages. You will receive your login information by email after filling in the application.
  • Apartment offers are usually sent about four to six weeks before the contract is about to start.
  • Remember to renew your application every three months through the Tenant Pages, otherwise the application will be deleted automatically.

Apply for a TYS apartment today!

Fill in the application form