Exchange student – incoming
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 gym and studying spaces of Rentukka are in free use of tenants of Soihtu. Student-priced lunch is served in the restaurant in the middle of the Student Village.
All of our housing locations are known for their excellent services and communality. The apartments for exchange students are located 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.
Some of Soihtu’s furnished shared apartments and some furnished studios are reserved for the exchange students of JYU during the academic year. If you are an exchange student of the University of Jyväskylä, please do not fill in an apartment application on Soihtu’s website. University of Jyväskylä will deliver the accommodation applications of exchange students of University to Soihtu at once.
Furnished shared apartments for the exchange students of JYU are situated in buildings M, Q, R and S in Kortepohja Student Village. Furnished studios for exchange students of JYU are situated in building E in Kortepohja Student Village.
A JYU exchange student has their own room in a shared apartment or a studio apartment. Every exchange student living in a shared apartment has their own, lockable room and the common spaces are shared with 1-3 roommates. Some exchange students of the University have their own studio (with a private bathroom and kitchenette).
Some of Soihtu’s furnished apartments are reserved for the exchange students of JAMK University of Applied Sciences during the academic year. If you are an exchange student of JAMK University of Applied Sciences and JAMK has instructed you to apply for Soihtu’s furnished rooms, please fill in Soihtu’s apartment application online and follow the instructions that you have received by email.
Furnished shared apartments for the exchange students of JAMK are situated in Kortepohja Student Village, in buildings M, N and Q.
Each exchange student of JAMK has their own, lockable room and the common spaces are shared with 1 or 2 roommates.
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). Please note that accepting the offer in the online service is not enough, but you also have to sign the tenancy agreement and pay the first month’s rent to confirm the apartment. 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.
Signing your tenancy agreement
After you have accepted the offer online, we will send you the tenancy agreement to sign. The e-mail is sent via Visma Sign. Please sign the tenancy agreement within the requested time. Remember to also 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 the offer. By paying the first rent, you will confirm your reservation and commit to the tenancy agreement.
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. If you wish, you can request keys to a key box, which is available 24/7. Make the key box request with a link we have sent you after your tenancy agreement has been signed. More information about picking up the keys.
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.
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.
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.
FAQ – Exchange students
If you don’t have Finnish bank credentials, you may run into this kind of problem in our electronic service. You can accept or reject the apartment offer in two ways:
- If you have Finnish bank credentials, you can respond to the offer in the online service by registering with your bank credentials.
- If you do not have Finnish bank credentials, you can confirm the apartment offer by Office identification. To enter the page, kindly select ”Register as a new user?” and then “Office identification”. Kindly contact Soihtu Housing service point, if needed.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to change the apartments or rooms after the offers to all exchange students have been sent. We have a limited amount of rooms in shared apartments and they are offered according to the lists of students we receive from the educational institutes.
The offers has been sent based on the information we have received from your educational institute. All the quota apartments for the exchange students are always offered for autumn semester (August 1st – December 31st) or spring semester (January 1st – May 31st). The dates can’t be changed.
If you wish to extend your stay until the next semester, you need to contact your educational institute here in Finland and they will then inform Soihtu.
We don’t send a separate confirmation email, when the rent payment has arrived to us, but you can check your payments at your Tenant’s page anytime.
During your stay
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