Please note that finding housing for a short period of time is difficult especially during August and September, thus arriving to Turku without an apartment is not a good idea. One option is to book accommodation at a hostel in Turku for the first week(s). The standard of hostels in Turku is very good, and this arrangement allows you time to make the necessary for renting a flat for a longer period.
In the following you will find information on different rental options, some of those operate in collaboration with the University of Turku.
Please contact UTU Housing Secretary Mika Nikkarla, firstname.lastname@example.org for housing matters.
University of Turku apartments
Office is located in the ground floor of Villa Hortus, address Horttokuja 3.
The guesthouse Villa Hortus and Kiinanpiha are located in the heart of the university campus, street address Horttokuja 3 and Vähä-Hämeenkatu. The guestrooms can only be reserved by the University of Turku
staff member for visiting lecturers, researchers, opponents and other
In collaboration with UTU
The Student Village Foundation of Turku (TYS) was founded in 1966 by the Student Union of Turku University. TYS builds, renovates, rents and maintains student housing. TYS has over 7 300 apartment places in Turku and Rauma.
Reservations can be made three months prior to arrival at the earliest, and six weeks before arrival at the latest. PhD students must make reservations themselves. Please notice that the degree students are given priority.
Shared accommodation for exchange students, researchers and Doctoral candidates of UTU.
Rent is 285 € /month including water, electricity, laundry facilities and TV. There is also a wifi free of charge. Minimum lease period is 6 months.
More information: UTU Housing Secretary Mika Nikkarla, email: email@example.com.
NB! Opening hours: Mon, Tue, Fri 12 - 15, Wed and Thu and 12 - 16.
The Housing Association Jyrkkälänpolku offers furnished flats for 2 or 3 persons and apartments are available for UTU Doctoral candidates or researchers.
The deposit payment is charged with the first month’s rent when signing the contract. The rental agreements are for continual period and the minimum rental period is one full calendar month. The rent includes heating, electricity, water, laundry facilities and internet connection. Maintenance services are available, but not the cleaning services.
More information UTU Housing Secretary, Mika Nikkarla, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TVT Asunnot Oy
TVT-Asunnot is a real-estate company owned by the City of Turku. It has about 50 shared apartments in four different buildings about 4 kilometers from the University campus area in the suburbs of Varissuo and Lauste.
These shared apartments are furnished and they include an own bedroom and a shared kitchen, living room and bathroom. The apartments are on average 77 square meters in area.
The rent is 400 € / month, including water, electricity and furniture. The deposit is 500 €. The rental period can begin either on the first day of the month or on the 16th, and it ends on the last day of the month.
TVT Asunnot Oy is a real estate company owned by the City of Turku.
TVT offers also safe and affordable rental homes. There is a wide variety of residential options in blocks of flats, terraced houses and small private homes throughout Turku.
VVO is a public limited liability company specialising in housing rental services. VVO develops, markets and manages its own real estate properties. The company has over 40,000 rental apartments in Finland.
See information about the LUMO apartments.
Forenom offers accommodation from studio apartments to detached houses, and from very basic rooms to high-class apartments. Selection also includes Forenom House apartment hotels and other special accommodations.
Uudenmaankatu 13, and it is only a short distance from Turku city centre and the university campuses.
Apartments from private rental markets
Guest houses near campus
Kaivokatu 12, 20520 TURKU
Telephone +358 2 250 1600
Tapuli is a small and cozy guesthouse that is located near university, hospital and technology center. Close to Kupittaa railwaystation and 1 km to the marketplace.
Vanha Littoistentie 22, 20540 TURKU
Tel: +358 50 350 33 66
Inn 22 is a cozy and tranquile vacation residence close to the city center of Turku. The university and the hospital are within a walking distance.
Tuureporinkatu 17 C, 3rd floor
Tel: 358-2-233 0230
Bed & Breakfast Tuure is a cosy guest house and affordable accommodation in the city centre of Turku.
Lustokatu 7, 20380 Turku
tel. +358 2 412 3500
Conference Hotel Linnasmäki comprises 152 beds. A total of 46 extra beds are available, and 18 of the rooms are suitable for wheelchair users. The equipment of the rooms includes a toilet, shower, hair drier and telephone, and most rooms also have a TV set. All rooms are non-smoking and have Wi-Fi access free of charge.
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