New international students
Two ways to apply
There are two ways to apply for a room/ an apartment:
- with an International application
- with an application for students who are already living in Finland (or don’t need a furnished room), i.e. the Finnish 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.
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 will be offered 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. Read more on apartment types. You can submit the International application even though you have not been accepted yet 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.
The application period for the fall semester is from middle of 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!