Exchange student – incoming

Living in Soihtu’s housing location is easy because water, electricity, district heating and 1GB Soihtu’s 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 gym and studying spaces of Soihtu are in free use of Soihtu’s tenants. Student-priced lunch is served in the restaurant in the middle of Soihtu’s housing area.

All of our housing locations are known for their excellent services and communality. You are going to live in the Kortepohja Student Village, the most popular student district in Jyväskylä.

Please read the apartment and applying information below carefully. We have different instructions for applying depending on whether you are an exchange student of University of Jyväskylä or JAMK University of Applied Sciences. More details (photos, etc.) of the apartments can be found at the Furnished apartment for exchange student -section.

Apartment offer

Read your apartment offer email carefully. The length of your tenancy agreement can be found from the apartment offer. Accept the offer in our online service (link for the service in the offer). Pay the first month’s rent within the requested time. Instructions for paying the first month’s rent will be sent by email after accepting. Please note that accepting the offer in the online service is not enough, but you also have to pay the first month’s rent to confirm the apartment. By paying the first rent, you will confirm your reservation and commit to the tenancy agreement. If you want to cancel accepting the apartment after paying the first month’s rent, please notice that the rent won’t be returned if there is under one calendar month to the beginning date of your rent agreement. More information about accepting the offer.

Moving in and keys

You can get the keys to your apartment the earliest on the first working day of your tenancy agreement. If your tenancy agreement starts on a weekend or on a holiday, you can get the keys on the next working day. The liability to pay the rent begins on the same day as the term of your tenancy agreement begins according to the agreement – even if you picked up your keys later. If your tutor picks up your keys, you need to inform us in advance her/his personal information. More information about picking up the keys.

Signing your tenancy agreement

Visit the service point of Soihtu Housing after your possible quarantine to sign your tenancy agreement. Remember to have your ID with you when you visit the service point. We kindly ask that you do not visit the service point during your possible quarantine.

Fill in an apartment card

After you move in, check the condition of your apartment and fill in the apartment card that is sent to your email address when your tenancy agreement begins. More information about the apartment card.

Paying rent

The due date is always the 6th of each month. Every tenant is personally responsible for their rent payments. Within your rent you need to pay a furniture fee monthly. More information about paying the rent.

During your stay

  • Enjoy your stay
  • Use our excellent services
  • Get to know new people
  • Explore the city of Jyväskylä

You get a lot as Soihtu’s tenant

Many services are included in your rent when you choose to live at Soihtu. Notice that the services might vary depending on the housing location. All our services have been listed on our Housing-page.

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, / 20.9.2022

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JYY and Soihtu are assessing their biodiversity footprint in cooperation with the School of Resource Wisdom of the University of Jyväskylä

, , / 15.9.2022

The Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä JYY and its Business Unit Soihtu are assessing their carbon and biodiversity footprints. The analysis is carried out by JYU.Wisdom, the School of Resource Wisdom of the University of Jyväskylä.

Village flea market in Lillukka 19.9.

, , / 14.9.2022

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