Resources for House Hunt

Here is a list of resources to help you in your house hunt:

General Accommodation Information

Good Places to Start

  • Nation Wide Listings (in Finnish):
  • Nation Wide Listings (in Finnish): Oikotie
  • Nation Wide Listings (in Finnish): Data Base
  • Nation Wide Listings: Youth Housing
  • Student Housing Help (Turku, Tampere, Helsinki: Asuntohelppi (the website is in Finnish, but you can e-mail/call the company in English and ask instructions on how to apply for housing through them. The e-mail address is helppi(a) and phone number +358 40 537 5210 (Mon-Sun 8:00-20:00).

Renting an apartment from a private person:

Furnished apartments:

Please note that even though some of the webpages are in Finnish, you can still send out a search announcement in English! Contact the housing service directly by e-mail and ask for assistance.

Student Housing Options:

Remember to apply housing also from the private markets! Please note that the students' housing situation has been very difficult during the past few years especially in the capital city region. Housing applications are processed on a first come - first served basis,  early application is essential!

I lived in a dormitory style building with bunch of international students from all over the world. It was great experience meeting all of them and learning about Finland with other peopel who have never experienced it.
U.S. Student grantee 2016-2017

I really enjoyed living not on campus, and I recommend people check out opportunities to live with Finns in their community. And having the community aspect for me really helped me get outside my work buble and engage with others in the area.
U.S. Student grantee 2016-2017

I was advised that because housing is scarce in Joensuu to just take the first thing available/offered to me. This turned out to be exchange student housing through Elli. I would have much preferred to not share with loud, messy, exchange students in their early 20's. Its quite hard to figure out what housing is available and how true it is that housing is scarce. Also, a lot of the apartments I looked at required 1 year leases, which are too long for a fulbright grant period. Having been here awhile I think it isn't actually as impossible to find suitable housing for a single person that isn't shared but it would have been nice to know that before arriving and getting stuck in the student apartments.
U.S. Student grantee 2016-2017