- Residence in Finland / Residence Permit
- Contact Information on Residence Permit / Registration
- Travelling Inside the Schengen Area
- Work Along with Studying
- Registration of a Foreigner in Finland and Personal Identity Number
- Upon Arrival and Travel Connections
- Living Expenses
- Health Care, Insurances and Vaccination
- Facilities for Special Need Students
Accommodation for students coming through organised exchange programmes (e.g. Lifelong Learning/Erasmus or Nordplus) will be arranged according to the regulations of the programme in question, in most cases by the international co-ordinator or the International Relations Office at Oulu University of Applied Sciences. Inexpensive self-catering student accommodation in twin rooms is offered to most exchange students. The rooms have a communal kitchenette, a toilet and a shower. The students are responsible for the cleaning of the rooms and communal areas. A sauna and laundry are available for the use of residents. The price of this accommodation varies between 150 and 250 euro a month. Unfortunately family housing can not be arranged by the Oulu University of Applied Sciences. Students, who wish to bring family members with them, should contact the Northern Finland Student Housing Foundation (See below).
An application for accommodation needs to be filled in and sent to the International Relations Office at Oulu University of Applied Sciences (accommodation in Oulu) or the international co-ordinator (accommodation in Oulainen or Raahe) in good time before the planned exchange period. For autumn term the applications should be submitted by 31 May and for spring term by 31 October. Please notice that accommodation cannot be guaranteed on short notice! The School of Renewable Natural Resources offers its exchange students accommodation on the campus area. Please contact the international co-ordinator of the school for further information.
More information about Housing in Oulu, Oulainen and Raahe and the application forms are available on our website.
Students not participating in organised exchange programmes must find accommodation themselves. This can be done through contacting the Northern Finland Student Housing Foundation (Pohjois-Suomen opiskelija-asuntosäätiö/PSOAS) and applying for a room in one of its halls of residence. The application must be sent to the PSOAS Office at least 8 weeks before the date of arrival. You can also fill in the housing application form either in the Housing Office or on the Internet (www.psoas.fi).
PSOAS, Mannenkatu 1A, FI-90100 OULU, FINLAND
Tel +358 8 3173 110
asuntotoimisto#psoas.fi (korvaa # -> @)
Accommodation for the degree students can not be arranged by Oulu University of Applied Sciences. Accommodation is available either on the private housing market or in the student halls of residence. Admitted students should directly contact the student accommodation organisations. Inexpensive self-catering student accommodation in single rooms is usually offered in the student halls of residence. Most of the rooms have a communal kitchenette, a toilet and a shower. Flats and family housing are also available in some halls. The price of accommodation varies depending on the type of the accommodation. The monthly rent for a room in a student hostel or dormitory is around 198 - 250 euros, for a one-room flat 217 - 428 euros and for a family flat 330 - 550 euros.
Please notice that the applications for accommodation must be sent to the student housing organisations as early as possible, preferably at least 2 to 3 months before the date of arrival of the student. Further information on the application process is available from the student housing organisations.
Students admitted to the Degree Programmes should contact the Student Housing Foundation of Northern Finland (Pohjois-Suomen opiskelija-asuntosäätiö PSOAS), Mannenkatu 1A, FI-90100 OULU, FINLAND, Telephone for housing applications +358-(0)8-317 3110, e-mail: asuntotoimisto#psoas.fi (korvaa # -> @), www.psoas.fi. You can either submit your housing application to the Housing Office of PSOAS or you can also fill in an application form on the Internet: www.psoas.fi. Please note, that the application for accommodation must be sent to the PSOAS Office at least 8 weeks before the date of arrival of the student.
Students admitted to the Degree Programme in Nursing and Health Care of Oulainen can rent student accommodation from the Town of Oulainen. For further information please contact: Ms Kaija Pirttijärvi, Kaupungintalo (City Hall of Oulainen), Oulaistenkatu 12, FI-86300 OULAINEN, FINLAND, tel. +358 8 479 3206.
Students admitted to Raahe Campus of the School of Engineering should contact Kiinteistö Oy Kummatti for accommodation, Kummatinkatu 4, FI-92150 RAAHE, FINLAND, tel. +358 8 223 7069.
Kiinteistö Oy Kummatti is a company owned by the Town of Raahe that owns and rents apartments in Raahe. The Kiinteistö Oy Kummatti also maintains student apartments in Raahe. Student apartments of Kummatti are furnished (but do not include linen, cutlery, crockery, dishes etc.)
Raahen Seudun Asuntosäätiö, Housing Foundation of Raahe Region is founded by Rautaruukki Plc and Town of Raahe that owns and rents over 1,100 apartments in Raahe.