Accommodation in Jyväskylä

JAMK does not provide student accommodation. Different alternatives for student housing in the various locations are briefly presented below. Read also flat advertisements on the Elmo Student (login required).

KOAS Student Accommodation

In Jyväskylä, student accommodation is provided by KOAS. The rents of KOAS apartments are usually lower than in the free market, because the foundation does not aim at making profit. Students can live in the accommodation provided by Koas during their entire enrolment period.

KOAS has several dozens accommodation units on 27 locations, in different parts of Jyväskylä. KOAS offer student flats for about 4000 students. The majority of the apartments are small flats, studios, two-roomed flats, and cell apartments for two or three students. Some cell apartments are furnished (bed, mattress, desk, chair, a kitchen table and chairs). In the cell apartments, all the residents have their own lockable rooms and share the use of a kitchen and bathroom with the other residents of the apartment.

Access to the Internet is inclusive in the rent of all the apartments through Funet network maintained by the University of Jyväskylä. The rents of the KOAS apartments also include electricity, water and launderette costs, as well as sauna at specific times. The rents vary depending on the building’s age, location and level of equipment.

On the Koas website you will find detailed information and an application form. You can apply for a room after you have received a formal letter of acceptance from JAMK.

Contact information:

Koas Office
Kauppakatu 11 A , FI-40100 Jyväskylä
Tel. +358 29 180 4444
E-mail: koas(at)koas.fi

Further Information for International Students

International students usually stay in the furnished cell apartments of KOAS in Roninmäki, Myllyjärvi and Ristonmaa. The rent of a cell apartment with one room and a shared kitchen and bathroom usually varies between 219 and 340 euros per month. Studios and familyflats are usually more expensive. Linen, blankets and kitchenware are not included in the rent.

Foreign students need to submit an application on the KOAS website. A first rent and processing fee has to be paid to confirm students' reservation. Further information can be found on the KOAS website.

The international coordinators of the Schools of JAMK assist the incoming exchange students. Students must remember to inform the International Services as soon as they know their date of arrival.

All foreign students have to make a registration at the local register office. Further information on the website of Local Register Office. They must also submit a notification of their move.

Accommodation in Saarijärvi

Most students of the Institute of Bioeconomy live in the apartments rented from the town of Saarijärvi (Finnish website) and from private renters. Further information on the apartments rented by the town is available at the Saarijärvi Housing Services. The contact information of private renters is available at the Student Services of the Institute of Bioeconomy.

Change of Address Notification

A change of address notification must be made one month before the actual date of moving or within seven days from the date on which you move. You can make a change of address notification either on the Internet, or by phone. Further information on the change of address of notification.

Short-Term Accommodation

Jyväskylä and Saarijärvi offer various opportunities for short-term accommodation. For example, there are several hotels in the centre of Jyväskylä, and Gasthaus Laajis is located in Laajavuori, a few kilometres from the centre.

Accommodation in the Jyväskylä Region
Accommodation in the Saarijärvi Region