JAMKO's New Student's Guide

information for new students starting in JAMK UAS

Where to live in Jyväskylä?


Locating an apartment should be your number one priority when you receive a letter of acceptance from JAMK. It is wise to think about the rent level, whether you wish to live alone or with flat mates, and where in the city you want to live. In the center of the city the apartments are more expensive than in the suburbs but living further away from the center has its added costs e.g. bus tickets. Due to the amount of resident seekers, especially in the autumn, you should not put your requirement level too high when it comes to your first apartment. The most important thing is to confirm an apartment. You will have time to find a better one later, after you get to know the city a bit better.

When you start looking for apartments the place to start is the Central Finland Student Housing Foundation (KOAS). KOAS has also furnished apartments that are highly useful for exchange students. Many of the local papers also have apartment advertisements and the student union of Jyväskylä University has an apartment forum on their website. You can also try the apartment forum on Elmo student intra of JAMK UAS, after you receive your student passwords. Look for apartments on the internet, in the papers from the rental housing brokers, insurance companies, banks, foundations and friends. You can also leave a notice where you are looking an apartment. Good luck hunting!

If you are facing the situation that you do not have any place to stay at the beginning of your studies, there is temporary accommodation available for a limited amount of time and students. More info at the end of the page.

Good tips for finding an apartment and renting in Finland

 Rental Housing Brokers

KOAS (Central Finland Student Housing Foundation)KOAS_logo150px

Jyväskylän Vuokra-asunnot Oy



Realia Asuntovuokraus / Jyväskylä

JAMK UAS’ Student intra
Elmo (student credentials needed)

The Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä
Apartment forum