Instructions for applying
Applying for an apartment from Soihtu is easy to do online. Follow these instructions to make it even easier!
We will send you an apartment offer when an apartment that meets your wishes is becoming available. In general, applicants get apartments faster in the spring and summer than in the autumn when new students are starting their studies, and studio apartments are in biggest demand. Apartments coming available in the beginning of August are reserved for new students each year. The members of the Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä (JYY) are primary applicants.
Please note that there is no separate housing queue – the student apartments are offered based on the applicant’s needs. Filling out the housing application months before the need is therefore not necessary. The apartments for autumn semester are usually offered during July and August. You can apply for an apartment already from June or July, when the probability of getting an apartment is higher, because then more apartments become available.
1. Get to know our housing locations
Soihtu has a few different housing locations in Jyväskylä: Kortepohja Student Village, Soihtu Vehkakuja in Savela and Soihtu Korttelikylä in Mäki-Matti. Read more of these housing locations and the services that are included to the rent on our website. Notice, that some of our apartments are only for students.
2. Fill in the application and remember the attachments
You can apply for the apartment already today, just by filling the online form on our website. Fill in the apartment application carefully so that we can look for an apartment that meets your wishes as well as possible. Notice, that the higher the possibility to get an apartment from Soihtu, the less you have narrowed your application.
In addition to personal details and your study info, the apartment size and the rent that you would like and when you need an apartment are important information. Please also make sure that you fill in your personal details on the application only once. Also, attach needed documents.
When a minor applies for housing, he/she must select Application for a minor from the application types. The application asks for the guardian’s details.
We approve these documents as a proof of your studies in Jyväskylä:
- My Studyinfo link (My completed studies)
- Study certificate from your educational institute in Finland (max. 3 months old). Academic year registration must be valid for the current and / or upcoming semester.
- Admission letter from your educational institute in Finland (max. 6 months old). This can be accepted only from applicants who have not yet started their studies and do not have access for Study certificate nor My Studyinfo. Notice, that the letter must state the educational institution, the student’s name & the date.
- Kela’s valid study grant decision, which shows the name of the student and the educational institution
3. Wait for the apartment offer
We will send the apartment offer by e-mail when the apartment corresponding to your application is becoming available. So please keep your contact information up-to-date and monitor your email regularly, as the offer expires quickly. If you need more information about living in Soihtu, check out the Housing Instructions on our website and follow our social media channels on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.
Please note that we will not notify applicants separately if we are unable to send an apartment offer from the beginning of the asked month. You can ask our customer service for more information about your application. During the summer months, our customer service may be congested from time to time due to the large number of applicants.
4. Edit your application if needed
If you want to edit your application, register to Soihtu’s applicant’s page with your online banking credentials. If you don’t have online banking credentials, you can visit our customer service to get the user credentials. Take a picture ID that is valid with you. After creating a username and a password, you can, among other things, add and delete buildings on your application and change other wishes regarding the apartment. Please note that filling in an application doesn’t automatically create you user identification to the applicant’s page.
Please note that if you have originally applied for an apartment without a Finnish ID number, you will have to inform us your Finnish ID number by visiting our service point to use our online services in the future.
The apartment application is valid for three months at a time. A week before it expires, you will receive an email reminding that the application is expiring. You can renew the application on the applicant’s page.
You can also edit or delete your application on the applicant’s page. Please remember to update your application correctly if there are any changes to your personal information (e.g. e-mail or address changes). Once you have made changed, you must submit the modified application (Send button can be found on the last page of the application). You can see the changes under Open application for review.
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