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 28 locations, in different parts of Jyväskylä. KOAS offer student flats for about 4000 students. The majority of the apartments are studios, studios with shared kitchen, two-roomed flats, room from shared flats and familyflats. Some apartments are furnished (bed, mattress, desk, chair, a kitchen table and chairs).

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)

Living in Jyväskylä


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.


Further Information for International Students

All foreign students have to make a registration at the local register office. Further information on the website of Digital and Population Data Services Agency. They must also submit a notification of their move.


Short-Term Accommodation

Jyväskylä and the surrounding area offer plenty of options for short-term accommodation.

Change of Address Notification

When you move to Finland from abroad, you must submit a notification of your move.

Further information on the change of address of notification.