Master's Degree Students

If you need accommodation you should apply for student residence from the Student Village Foundation of Turku (TYS).

Degree students need to have their certificate of admission before they can apply for accommodation. After receiving the certificate you may email, fax or send it directly to:

Student Village Foundation
Inspehtorinkatu 4
FI-20540 TURKU

tel: +358 2 275 0200 (switchboard)
e-mail: info(at) and web-page:
fax +358 2 237 6932


APPLICATION Degree students apply for housing directly online. Applications can be filled three (3) months before the lease would start.

  • Note that the lease always starts on the first weekday of the month, not on a Saturday or Sunday.
  • You should familiarise yourself with the surroundings of Turku and the university because there are several choices of student residences around the city to choose from.

DEPOSIT The housing office will send you instructions and forms to pay a refundable security deposit, which is equal to approximately one month's rent. When you plan on moving out, an inspection will be made to make sure that the flat is in the same condition as it was when you moved in. Provided that the flat is in good condition, the deposit will be refunded to you after you have moved out. 

RENT includes electricity and water. The amount of rent varies according to the type of accommodation.

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS such as utensils, curtains, blankets, etc. will have to be provided by the students themselves. There are a number of flea markets and thrift shops in Turku and the surrounding areas where you can buy inexpensive items for your flat.

KEYS FOR YOUR ROOM are available from the Office of the Student Village Foundation only during their office hours from Monday to Friday.

STUDENT VILLAGE NETWORK All Student Village Foundation apartments have internet access.