Housing instructions

Why should you fill in an apartment card when moving in? Can I paint the walls of my apartment? Where should I advise my friend to park their car?

On the Instructions page, we have compiled information, instructions and tips for applying for and living in Soihtu’s housing location. See also our FAQ page for frequently asked questions.

Students

A certificate of your study place for your apartment application

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Anyone can apply for an apartment of Soihtu Housing. Primary applicants for our apartments are members of the Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä (JYY), and other students after them. We verify the membership from the student register of...

Checklist for furnished rooms

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Exchange students have it cozy in Kortepohja Student Village. Some of our shared apartments are especially furnished for exchange student's needs and are equipped with basic furniture and housewares. Our furnished shared apartments are reserved...

Checklist for furnished studio

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Exchange students of University of Jyväskylä have it cozy in Kortepohja Student Village. Some of our studio apartments are especially furnished for exchange student's of needs and are equipped with basic furniture and housewares. Our furnished...

Exchange student – departure

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Hope you have enjoyed your staying in Soihtu's apartment! There are a few things you need to take care of before you leave. Rent payments Take care of your rents before leaving. Even if you leave before the ending date of you your rent...

Exchange student – incoming

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Living in Kortepohja Student Village is easy because water, electricity, district heating and 1GB broadband connection are included in your rent. In addition, it is free to use the laundry rooms, and common sauna turns are available every day. The...

Functional home

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The smallest apartments in the renovated buildings A and C are Functional homes for students. These apartments are furnished and so they are suitable for exchange students or for people who live in another city and study in Jyväskylä a few days a...

Furnished apartment

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A furnished room in a shared apartment is an easy option for an exchange student. This communal housing type is great opportunity for an exchange student who is moving to a new city since it is an easy way to get to know new people. For those who...

Going to student exchange

When going on student exchange, you can either give notice to terminate your tenancy agreement or temporarily assign your apartment to another person. Giving notice Temporarily assigning an apartment to someone...

Home Insurance

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Home insurance is a great protection in the event of water damage or theft, for example, as the insurance of Soihtu will not cover damage to your belongings. Soihtu recommends every tenant to get their own home insurance. Please note that the home...

Learning Spaces

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In Kortepohja Student Village and Soihtu Korttelikylä you can find separate learning spaces to focus on working without interruptions and away from your housework. There are two studying spaces in Rentukka and they both are for quiet...

Living with a flatmate

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Living in a shared apartment gives you a lot, because you save money and make new acquaintances - maybe even lifelong friends - at the same time. In a shared apartment, you have your own room with a lock but you share common spaces, like kitchen and...

Membership of JYY

Soihtu Housing, or the former JYY Accommodation Services, is a producer of rental apartments owned by the Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä JYY. We rent apartments, primarily for students, but increasingly also for...