Who can apply for Hoas furnished apartment for international degree students?

You may apply for a furnished apartment for international degree students if you are attending one of the following schools as a degree student:

  • Diaconia (Diak)
  • Haaga-Helia                 
  • Hanken
  • University of Helsinki (please see more information below)
  • University of the Arts Helsinki - The Academy of Fine Arts, Sibelius Academy, and Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki

And your place of study is in the metropolitan area (Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa).

If your school is not listed in the application form, you are not entitled to apply for a furnished apartment from Hoas. These apartments are rented only to named students from certain universities and universities of applied sciences.

Apartments and rooms for international degree students are furnished. International degree students may also apply unfurnished housing for degree students.

Note:  Students of University of Helsinki, please see instructions how to apply. Part of the master's degree students of University of Helsinki need to apply housing via the university's website

Cooperation with universities and universities of applied sciences

Each academic year, Hoas provides furnished rooms or apartments to international degree students. The service has been developed in close cooperation with universities and universities of applied sciences in the Helsinki metropolitan area, and each school has a certain quota reserved for their students. Hoas rents the apartments based on information provided by the schools.