PSOAS apartments can be applied for by anyone studying in Oulu. You can leave your application either on these webpages or at PSOAS housing office. To check out the list of vacant apartments click here.
You can apply for a student apartment with an application form. The form can be filled in on the Internet or at the housing office. An application is valid for 90 days and the applicant has to renew the application after that. You can renew your application simply by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the housing office. Often, unfortunately, one has to queue for an apartment and information on the queue status is not available. We will contact you as soon as possible, when an apartment is available.
Who can apply for a student residence?
The apartments of PSOAS are available for all the students doing post comprehensive school studies in an institution in Oulu: that is, the students of universities, secondary educational institutes and colleges, upper secondary schools and the institutes comparable to them.
You have to attach your registration certificate or a certificate of acceptance of an institution to your application. The registration certificate must be presented at the latest when an apartment is offered to you.
Deposit and administration fee
A deposit and an administration fee must be paid before signing the rental agreement. The administration fee is 125 euros and is charged for short term living in furnished apartments (e.g. student exchange). The administration fee will not be refunded. The deposit is the tenants’ guarantee that they will take care of their duties and take good care of the apartment. The deposit for shared apartments is 300 €, and for other apartments 400 €.
After the termination of the rental agreement, the lessor can deduct the costs of repairing the damage caused by the tenant or additional cleaning from the deposit. If the apartment is in good condition and all the duties have been taken care of, the deposit will be refunded to the bank account indicated by the tenant within one month of the termination of the agreement. The deposit cannot be returned without the necessary banking information. You can send the information electronically online here.
Each tenant has his/her own room, which can be locked. The kitchen and the bathroom are shared by the tenants.
Family apartments have 2-3 rooms and a kitchen or a kitchenette. These apartments are meant for couples and families with children.
Studio apartment for a single student is a single-room apartment with kitcen or kitchenette. The number of studios is rather limited.
For the exchange students of the two local Universities (the University of Oulu and the Oulu University of Applied Sciences) furnished apartments are available in Tirolintie 2A (Alppila), Yliopistokatu 16 and 18 (Linnanmaa), Tellervontie 2 (Kaijonharju) and Ylioppilaantie 4 (Välkkylä). The furniture which is somewhat old but usable consists of a table, a chair, a bed with mattress and a ceiling lamp. In these locations also bedclothes including a quilt and pillow with covers and a sheet are provided. Please, note that there are no curtains or carpets in the room.
Do you have more questions?
You can check whether your questions are answered in the Frequently asked questions -section. If not, please give feedback or contact the Accommodation Office.