Sign the lease and collect your keys

Make sure you have signed your tenancy agreement after the Homerun reservation. Please save a copy of the agreement to yourself in case you need it later on.

The keys of the apartment are given to your “Kummi” student tutor before arrival and they will give you the keys on your arrival. Please contact the University if you are not sure who your Kummi is.

Register to OmaPSOAS

OmaPSOAS is tenants’ tool for reserving housing services such as laundry room, sauna, club room and storage. In addition PSOAS uses the contact information entered into the system for informing tenants. You can register to OmaPSOAS at with your email address.

Fill out apartment report

After moving in check the condition of the apartment and fill out an apartment report at OmaPSOAS within 4 days. By doing this you’ll make sure you will not be held responsible for possible damages caused by the previous tenant. If there are damages that require immediate repairing please fill out a fault report.

Send a notification of move

Remember to inform the Finnish Population Register Center about your temporary address. The easiest way to send the notification of move is to do it online on If you forget to make the notification of move it is not guaranteed that you will receive your mail in Finland!

Put your name on the mailbox

To make sure you receive your mail, print out a piece of paper with your name on it and tape it on your mailbox.

Get an insurance

If you have insurances in your home country, find out if they cover potential damages to your belongings abroad. In most cases PSOAS’ real estate insurances do not cover damages on the tenant’s property. An insurance costing only a few euros a month may save you thousands of euros.

Check the fire alarm’s condition

In case fire breaks out in the apartment every second is important. The room will be full of smoke in 2-3 minutes. The fire alarm detects smoke and alerts about a danger with a loud sound. PSOAS is responsible for the maintenance of fire alarms. If the alarm is not working it is tenant’s responsibility to inform PSOAS about it. When the battery is running out it gives short signals.


A Wifi -connection called Campusnet is available in all apartments. The bandwidth is 100/100 Mb/s and no monthly fee is charged. To use the Campusnet you will first need to create an OmaPSOAS account. The account can be created after the lease has begun with the email address you have informed in your housing application. Once you’ve created your account, you can login to Campusnet using the same account within an hour.

Campusnet support is available at or tel. +358447573115.

Pay the rent

The rent must be paid by the 5th day of each month using the personal rent invoice provided by PSOAS. The rent always includes water, heating, electricity, Wifi, furniture and bedlinen service. Please read more about paying the rent here.

Get to know your flat mates

Please remember to agree on ”common rules” with your flat mates. This will help you to keep the common areas in good condition and tidy as well.

Be careful when furnishing the apartment

When hanging objects on the wall fixing cleats found on the walls must be used. If there are no fixing cleats, a maximum of 2-3 proper fixing hooks can be attached in one room. Adhesive fixing hooks may only be used on tile surfaces of sanitary rooms. It is not allowed to fix objects on door or window frames. Breaking the surfaces of doors or closets is strictly forbidden. Fixtures must be left on their places when moving out.

PSOAS offers rental apartments for students in Oulu

Learn more about the apartments and areas and fill in the application. PSOAS has shared apartments, studios and bigger apartments.

Read more about the student life at PSOAS and get to know the facts about living, applying and moving in.