Student housing in Finland is subsidised by the Finnish state. The state places limitations on tenant selection concerning student apartments. The tenant selection criteria include applicant income and property and therefore to meet the limitations, only nonsubsidised housing locations can be offered to University employees getting paid for their work.

Most PSOAS properties are state-subsidised and consequently the limitations apply. PSOAS does however have some buildings that have been built without state subsidies. Degree students with no income or salary are always a priority in receiving offers, but following locations can be offered to University employees as well:

SARKA Peltolankaari 6
AINO Tapiontie 7
AURORA Mannenkatu 6
PURSERI Paalikatu 13
Yliopistokatu 1
Yliopistokatu 12-18
Yliopistokatu 20-28

In addition to the locations listed above all apartments listed as vacant can be rented by the University employees. The list of vacant apartments is usually short during the peak season (late summer and early autumn) but outside that period it is worth checking out.

The Maximum fixed-term tenancy agreement period for empolyees is two years. A fixed term agreement can be cancelled with a full calendar month cancellation period.


PSOAS offers rental apartments for students in Oulu

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