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4.1.2019 PSOAS to increase housing capacity close to campuses

As the Oulu University of Applied Sciences is moving most of its’ units and their 6 000 students to Linnanmaa campus in the fall 2020, the demand for housing in the area will increase substantially. To be able to serve this new demand, we are taking measures to increase our housing capacity in Linnanmaa and its’ nearby areas. At the same time, we are also taking steps to build new apartments close to Kontinkangas campus. The area of Välkkylä and Peltola is ideally located close to both a campus and downtown Oulu.

At the beginning of January we have been involved in two real estate transactions where a plot in Virkakatu 6 was purchased to PSOAS and property in Hanhitie 17 sold to JHS-Kiinteistöt Oy. Last year, we also purchased an office building in Tutkijantie 2 from Technopolis Oyj to be renovated into student apartments by the end of the summer 2019. The Virkakatu 6 real estate includes some old buildings which will be demolished this year and replaced by new ones as soon as possible. As the Linnanmaa town plan is being renewed we are constantly looking for good building opportunities to ensure the availability of affordable student housing close to campus. In Välkkylä the design process launched by an architectural competition two years ago, will be completed during the spring. The building being designed is higher than any other PSOAS house.

2.1.2019 PSOAS’ rents will remain unchanged in 2019

PSOAS’ rents will remain on their current level also in 2019. Although the cost-of-living index has risen 1,5 % and the Index of real estate maintenance costs over 2 % within a year, we have managed to control our costs well. Supported by the low interest rates, our budget for 2019 was calculated using the same rent level as in 2018.

If there are no changes in your chargeable services (e.g. a parking space), you can continue using the current payment details and slip also next year. To save costs and the environment we are only sending the new slips when requested.

17.12.2018 Office opening hours during Christmas and the New Year

PSOAS offices will open as follows during Christmas and the New Year:

24. – 26.12. closed
27. – 28.12. open as usual
31.12. 9 am to 2 pm
1.1. closed

21.12. – 2.1. closed

Happy holidays everyone!

13.12.2018 Last minute apartments for January

Last minute aparments available for January can be reserved online in on Wednesday the 19th of December at 8 am.
The apartments available will be listed in the same address on Tuesday the 18th after 4 pm. For more information about last minute apartments see

4.12.2018 Happy Independence Day!

The housing offices are open on Wednesday 5th of December from 9 am to 2 pm,
on Thursday the 6th closed.

22.11.2018 Last minute apartments for December

Last minute aparments available for December can be reserved online in on Monday the 26th of November at 8 am.
The apartments available will be listed in the same address on Friday the 23rd after 4 pm. For more information about last minute apartments see


Welcome to celebrate the opening of our new office PSOAS Lounge in Linnanmaa campus on Wednesday the 28th of november at 2:00 p.m. A new Health to Organic restaurant is also opening in the same space.

PS. There’s going to be cake for the first 300 quests!

31.10.2018 PSOAS housing office open on Friday the 2nd of November 9 am – 2 pm

Happy Halloween!
The housing office is open on Friday the 2nd of November from 9 am to 2 pm.

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