Exchange student Housing Options

Afforable student housing near the city center

Shared apartment in Iltakajo (housing option 1)

In total 156 rooms in shared apartments in the A, B and C buildings of Iltakajo (Varissuo area). Iltakajo is fully an exchange student housing location.

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. If you are arriving with a spouse please contact TYS beforehand, there is one apartment with 37m2 suitable for a couple.

Every tenant has an own lockable bedroom in the apartment. The kitchen, bathroom and hallway are shared. The total sizes of shared apartments are 46,5-62,5 m2, depending if it is meant for 2 or 3 persons. The bedrooms have basic furniture; standard size single bed (80*200 cm) with mattress, desk, chair, lamp, bookshelves and wardrobe. The kitchens is equipped with a fridge, oven and stove. Please note that the the plan drawings differ according to each apartment, please see the exact plan drawing provided in the housing offer.

Location: Iltakajo (Varissuo area)

Information about buildings:
-Iltakajo building A was renovated in 2018
-Iltakajo building B was renovated in 2017
-Iltakajo building C was renovated in 2016 

Rents in Iltakajo shared apartments: 
2 pers. shared apartment  325 €/month/person (including furniture fee)
3 pers. shared apartment  305 €/month/person (including furniture fee)
1 apartment  37 m2 (bedroom+kitchen, suitable for a couple) 500 €/month (including furniture fee)

The exact rent is informed in the housing offer.

Starting package

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.

Small studio apartment with shared kitchen in the Student Village West (housing option 2)

In total 204 small studio apartments of 18m2 with a private bathroom in the western side of the Student Village (there are no shared apartments in the Student Village West). The kitchen is located in the end of each corridor and shared by other tenants in the same floor, usually 12 tenants/floor. Please note that the kitchens are locked during night-time (23.00-6.00).

The studio apartment is equipped with a standard size single bed (80*200 cm) with mattress, desk, chair, lamp, bookshelves, wardrobe and a small fridge in the room. Please note that the the plan drawings may differ according to each apartment, please see the exact plan drawing provided in the housing offer.

Location: The Student Village West

Information about buildings: In the Student Village West building 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 10A and 12A. In each building there are 3 floors. In the building 12A the first floor is reserved for office use and the 2nd of 3rd floors for exchange students.

Rent: 375 €/month (including furniture fee)

The exact rent is informed in the housing offer.

Rents include

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 rent includes only furniture, not any other equipment (for example bedclothes, kitchen equipment etc) but exchange students can ask about starting package option from the arrival university (student union), more information below.

Please note that degree students have different apartment types than exchange students and the two options above are the housing selection for exchange students.