New international students

Two ways to apply

There are two ways to apply for a room/ an apartment:

      1. with an International application. Application period for spring 2019 is open! Apply HERE 
        Check the locations here!
      2. with an application for students who are already living in Finland (or don’t need a furnished room), i.e. the Finnish application, secondary way to apply, not recommended for new exchange/degree students.

NOTE: You may apply with only ONE of these application types, not both! (If you have submitted both applications, we will delete the other)

You must write your passport number OR EU identification number on the application, so make sure to have it available when submitting the application.

We recommend students who arrive to Finland to study for the first time to apply with the International application.

In case you do not need furniture, you may apply with the Finnish application. Please note that students applying with the Finnish application must be accepted to a university/ educational institution in Tampere when filling in the application.

NOTE: If coming with a spouse/family, contact the housing office for availability in furnished family apartments.

Applying with the International application for furnished accommodation

If you are coming from abroad to study in one of the universities in Tampere (University of Tampere, Tampere University of Technology or University of Applies Sciences TAMK), you can apply for a furnished apartment with the International application. Furnished apartment means a room with a bed, a mattress, a table, a chair and a bookshelf (normally TOAS apartments are unfurnished, i.e. there are no beds or other furniture, except for 401 Mikontalo). You can submit the International application even though you have not yet been accepted to a university in Tampere. We will check your acceptance from the university before we confirm your reservation. If we have reserved you a room and you do not get accepted to the university, the reservation will be cancelled. 

You may submit only one application and you will receive only one offer.

Possible apartment types are:
A room in a shared apartment, which means that each tenant has their own bedroom, a shared kitchen and a shared bathroom with two to four persons of the same gender.
Shared room means that a tenant may share the bedroom up to four other persons of the same gender.
Single room might have a personal bathroom or a shared bathroom + shared kitchen.
Read more on apartment types.

Please note you need to give your passport/EU-identification number in the application. The number is needed for identification.

Application process

Please read more specific information on the application process here!

The application period for the fall semester  is from May until June and for the spring semester from middle of October to November.  You receive an apartment offer via e-mail. After receiving the apartment offer you must pay a deposit by the given deadline to ensure that you will have a home when you arrive to Tampere. This application process provides you a fixed term agreement.

NOTICE: Once you have paid the deposit, the reservation is a binding agreement. In case your studies in Tampere get cancelled, contact TOAS immediately! The reservation is valid even if you do not pick up the key, so informing TOAS is critical!

Application period for the spring semester 2019 will be opened October 15th 2018!


The “New International students” application can be used only when coming to Finland as a new exchange/degree student. It is not possible to apply again later with this application.