Who can apply for a Hoas apartment?

You can apply for a Hoas apartment, if

  • you are a full time student,
  • you are a degree student,
  • you are entitled to student financial aid AND
  • your school is in the capital area

Students studying in the side campuses of schools located in the capital area are also entitled to apply for Hoas housing.

The apartment offer cannot be accepted before school has started and you have enrolled for your studies. If you are just starting your studies and your term begins in January, you cannot accept an apartment in December. The summer months are an exception to this: if you are beginning your studies in the autumn, you can accept an apartment already in June.

Applicants who are of legal age must have an official identity document. Students from outside the capital area can apply for a Hoas apartment if they have to stay in the capital area due to work experience or their research or thesis, related to their current studies. In such cases, they may only apply for an apartment for the duration of the work experience, research or thesis work. Post-graduate students are not prioritised for apartment offers. Read more on what basis are the apartments rented.

In the spring and summer, Hoas apartments are also available to other people besides students

Hoas has furnished apartments available for the spring term from January to May and unfurnished apartments for the summer months from April to August. Anyone who has a temporary job or studies in the capital area can apply spring and summer apartments. At other times, only degree students can apply for Hoas apartments.