During the year of operation, a total of 6,428 students/student families applied for TYS apartments (6,628 in 2018), while 3,123 new rental agreements were signed (2,696 in 2018), with internal transfers included. At the end of the year of operation, TYS had 4,861 apartments to be rented (4,726 in 2018), which had space for a total of 6,932 tenants (6,812 in 2018). The total number of places includes 138 youth apartment places. At the start of the year of operation, the Aitiopaikka location was completed, and the Aamurusko location was sold in June. Some of the Kuunsilta apartments were being modernised during the year. Of all apartment places available, 57% were in one-person apartments, meaning a studio or a room in a shared apartment, while 43% were in family apartments. At the end of the year, 6,339 tenants lived in TYS apartments (6,426 in 2018).
The functional occupancy rate was 96.5% in 2019 (97.2% in 2018). The underutilisation of apartments mainly occurred during the spring term and the summer. In 2019, TYS housed approximately 1,580 international students (1,595 in 2018), from a hundred different countries, on average every month. TYS reserved 360 apartment places for international students.
At the end of the year, TYS buildings also housed six day-care centres, a grocery shop, a restaurant and the offices of the Student Union of the University of Turku (TYY), along with its sub-associations. TYY has also rented the ‘Q-talo’ building owned by TYS for hosting parties and meetings.