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.
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.
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. 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 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.
Applicant who is not a student
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. 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.
Cultivation boxes available 28.3. onwards
The tenants in Kortepohja Student Village and Soihtu Vehkakuja are able to reserve their own cultivation box free of charge during summer months. There are a total of 20 cultivation boxes in the Student Village (in the courtyard of RS buildings) and...
Soihtu Rents closed 17.3.
Soihtu Rents is closed on Friday 17th of March 2023. We are available next time on Monday the 20th of March...
Tenants’ Info Letter of March
Soihtu Housing tenants receive a newsletter about the current housing topics every month. The newsletter is sent to the e-mail address found in our system and provided by the tenant. Sometimes the e-mail program interprets the info letter as...