Who can apply?

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 pay special attention to those students who have a child/children or are expecting. Notice, that some of our apartments are only for students.

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.

Applicant who is a member of JYY

We verify the membership from the student register of the University of Jyväskylä. If you are about to start your studies, your information hasn’t necessarily been updated to the register so please deliver us a certificate of your admission (e.g. a screenshot from Studyinfo or a copy of your acceptance letter). Primary applicants for our apartments are members of JYY.

Applicant who is a student (but not a member of JYY)

If you are studying or are about to start your studies at another educational institution, you should submit a certificate of your studies when filling in an application. Without a certificate, we cannot verify that the applicant is a student (e.g. a screenshot of the Studyinfo or or a copy of your acceptance letter is acceptable).

Applicant who is not a student

Apartments of Soihtu will also be rented to non-students if there are no students in the housing queue. Some of Soihtu’s 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 of student housing locations.

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.

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