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:
- university degree or postgraduate scientific degree
- a separate professional continuing education program
- vocational school
- high school curriculum and
- exchange studies in the University of Jyväskylä or the University of applied sciences (JAMK).
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.
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. Primary applicants for our apartments are members of JYY.
If you are studying or are about to start your studies at another educational institution than the University of Jyväskylä, 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. Also My Studyinfo link or a admission letter from your educational institute in Finland is valid proof of your studies.
Some apartments of Soihtu will also be rented to non-students if there are apartments that have not been applied students. Some of our properties are ARA student housing locations, which are only for students. 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, we are happy to help you.
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