Who can apply?

Anyone can apply for an apartment of Soihtu Housing. Primary applicants for our apartments are students and especially members of the Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä (JYY). 

Some of our properties are ARA student housing locations (ARA is the Housing Finance and Development Centre of Finland). Resident selection criteria of ARA specify the tenant selection to these student housing locations.

ARA apartments are intended for people who participate in some of these education forms in Finland:

Notice, that apartments coming available in the beginning of August are reserved for new students each year and members of the Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä (JYY) are primary applicants.

Credit status of applicant

Credit status of every applicant is checked. However, poor credit history isn’t automatically a hindrance to getting an apartment, but their effect is considered case-specifically. If you have previous rental debt for Soihtu/JYY, please contact Soihtu Rents.

Special housing solutions

If you need special solutions for housing (e.g. you have a disability or you use mobility aids regularly), ask more about solutions for housing from the customer service of Soihtu Housing, we are happy to help you.

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