The normal status of an application is ‘in the queue’. This means that an apartment offer has not yet been made and that the application is still in the queue for an apartment. The application is valid for six months. When the three months are about to come to an end, you will be sent a reminder and you can then renew your application, using your account. For those applying for internal transfer, the application will remain valid as long as the applicant lives with TYS or an apartment is offered to them.
Queueing an apartment
Queueing an apartment takes a little bit of patience, but it's worth it!
Information about queueing
The application queues change all the time, as new applications arrive, offers are accepted and applications are cancelled. It is also possible to apply for several housing locations with one application, which means that a change of one application may alter the queueing situation of several housing locations. The applications do not have a specific number in the queue, as the real-time situation changes constantly. You can enquire more information about the application’s status through the customer services.
Tips for those queuing for an apartment
Renew your application every six months so that it does not expire.
You can add, remove and change your locations during the application period based on your own wishes through your Tenant Pages account.
If your apartment need changes and you no longer need an apartment, please remove your application from the queue.
Factors affecting the queue
The state supports the construction of TYS student housing. TYS’s tenant selection is regulated by the guidelines of The Housing Finance and Development Centre of Finland (ARA) and TYS’s rules.
Tenants are selected in accordance with the Equality Act and no one is discriminated on the basis of age, origin, nationality, language, religion, belief, opinion, political activity, trade union activities, family relationships, health status, disability, sexual orientation or any other personal reason.
Tenants applications place on the housing queue is determined by the original submission date of the application, ie the oldest applications are at the top of the queue. Along with the tenant selection, an income and wealth comparison is followed, in which case low-income applicants are given priority. Priority in the housing queue is given to those who urgently need housing or those who are in special need for medical reasons. In August and September, priority will be given to new students moving in from out of Turku.
During the application period, the applicant is free to modify his /her application without losing their place in the housing queue. However, changing the application criteria (for example the apartment type, size or maximum cost of the apartment) may affect queuing, as there are different numbers of applicants for different housing locations and apartment types.