Accommodation in Finland

You have two main options when searching for accommodation: established student housing foundations and the private market.

How do you feel about a house full of students? If you want to live with like-minded people near your school or university in a place with good public transportation connections, a student apartment is a place for you. There are apartments to meet every need, from shared apartments to family apartments.

For many students, the first place they move into is a shared apartment with a communal kitchen and bathroom. However, studio apartments are the most sought-after. In a shared apartment, friends share an apartment with multiple bedrooms, while family apartments are intended for couples and families with children.

Student apartments have been designed for students, and living in them has been made as effortless as possible. In most cases, the rent includes internet, electricity, and water. The residential buildings also offer communal facilities, such as saunas and laundry rooms.

A student apartment is a reasonably priced and safe option when the landlord is a reliable student housing organization. To qualify for a student apartment, the applicant needs to be enrolled in a post-primary school in Finland.

Student housing providers are listed on the SOA (Finnish Student Housing Ltd.). The average monthly rent for a single room in a shared student flat ranges from around €160 – €380 or (BDT 16,000 – 38,000). Single apartments or family flats are also available, but the rent is likely to be higher in these non-shared apartments and they often have long waiting lists.

You can also arrange to house independently by searching for rented flats on the open market or on social media. Open market flats tend to be more expensive than those available via student housing foundations.

It might also be a good idea to see if the institution you are applying to has any specific advice on student accommodation. So also check the related information on the website of your hosting Finnish university or Axiom Education Advisor.