Turku offers a wide range of housing options for students near the campuses and the centre. The price of housing is more student-friendly than in many other cities in Finland. However, you should begin your search well in advance. The beginning of the academic year is the busiest time, while most apartments become available in spring.
Where to find an apartment
To get your apartment hunting started, here is a list of organizations and companies that provide housing.
The residents of Turku like to call their city the festival capital of Finland. Music, theatre, art, sports, food and film festivals are organised nearly every weekend, and the range of other cultural activities is likewise huge. Turku also offers a variety of hobbies, catering for all tastes with its 3,658 associations. When you add the nearby municipalities and their associations to this number, you are sure to find a suitable hobby and like-minded people.
Finnish student card offers you a variety of benefits in Turku and nationwide. You can get your student card after paying student union fee. For more information contact your university's or UAS's student union.
City of Turku
Turku offers you several student discounts in theathers, museums, sport places and so on. Check the discounts here:
In Finland each university and UAS has its own student union. The membership of a student union is compulsory for all Finnish undergraduate students - and for those international students who are studying for a Finnish degree. It is possible for the exchange students to join a student union, too. The membership entitles to a variety of benefits, for example student health care and several student discounts.