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Advice on Accommodation & Living Costs in Finland

Advice on Accommodation & Living Costs in Finland.

There are two main housing options for international students coming to study a degree in Finland.

• University accommodation – such as halls of residence
• Private accommodation – House and flat rentals


Most universities in Finland will be able to provide halls of residence accommodation for international students. You’ll share kitchen facilities, study areas and a common room with other students, while sleeping in a single, twin or triple room.

Private accommodation is usually arranged through student housing foundations, who can help you find shared apartments or even your own flat. This is perfect for students who are travelling with families.

The cost of living in Finland is comparable to most other Western European countries. In order to get your student residence permit, you will need to show you have access to at least €500 each month.