Check if PSOAS charges electricity from you or if you have to make your own contract. In principle, there is no need to make your own contract for electricity for shared apartments and some small studios. You can check this on your rent payment form or from our housing office. Electricity transmission always comes from Oulun Energia, but you can choose the supplier of the operating electricity yourself. Here are a few options for comparison:
PSOAS apartments are unfurnished. The only exception are the apartments for exchange students. Many shops / online stores in Oulu offer new furniture and other home accessories. You can search for used goods for a cheaper price at flea markets, www.tori.fi or Facebook groups:
Oulu Sale Point
Roskalava Oulu + lähiympäristä
Water and heating
Water and district heating are included in the rent. The exceptions are Villentalo (Ylioppilaantie 2) and Albertinkatu 6, where water advance and compensation according to consumption are billed.
More info about the heating here.