The housing situation in Turku is relatively good and student appartments are of easy walking, cycling or a bus ride distance from the campus.

You can apply for housing only after you have been admitted to University of Turku. It is your responsibility to arrange accommodation for yourself. University of Turku cannot unfortunately guarantee or arrange housing for students. However, below you can find information on the options you have.

TYS - Student Village Foundation

TYS has several student housing locations in the Turku area including shared apartments, studio apartments and family apartments. Most apartments are not furnished but for exchange students TYS offers also furnished apartments and shared apartments.

The rent stars from around 300 € / month (including water, electricity and internet).

You can apply for housing 3 months before the lease begins. You should read your e-mail daily in order to be able to confirm the accommodation offer in time.

Please check the options and further information for exchange students and degree students at TYS's website.

Retrodorm (only for exchange students)

The city of Turku rents apartments for exchange students of University of Turku in a region called Luolavuori.

  • There are 98 small single room apartments with shared showers and kitchen area.
  • All apartments are furnished and the rent is 285 €  /month (including water, electricity and internet).
  • After submitting the application you should read your e-mail daily in order to be able to confirm the accommodation offer in time.
  • More information about the Retrodorm housing and for the application form please visit
Apartment from general rental markets

Finding housing for a short period of time from the general rental markets in Turku is difficult especially during August and September.  Normally the rental agreements are done for a fixed period of a year and earlier resignation requires a penalty fee to be paid by the tenant.
You can take a look for rental apartments for example from following web-pages. Unfortunately, they do not have information in English:

Hostels and Airbnb

If you have not found an apartment from options above, you should take a look at the following options. 

Facebook groups

Also these Facebook groups may be useful

Students in Pori campus

For housing in Pori please check: