There are many options for housing in Jyväskylä. For exchange students who study at JAMK a full semester or two, the most economical option is applying for housing through KOAS (student housing).

If you need housing for a much shorter period than a full semester or you prefer a more centrally located apartment, please check the options at the end of this page.

Accommodation at KOAS

A certain quota of accommodation from student housing KOAS (Central Finland Student Housing Foundation) is reserved for JAMK's exchange students. You may apply for this affordable accommodation at KOAS, but unfortunately it cannot be guaranteed for everyone. The housing is basic, but relatively inexpensive compared to the private market. The rent includes electricity, water and laundry. Normally students have their own room and share a kitchen and bathroom with other tenants. KOAS accepts applications from incoming exchange students only after the students have received the official acceptance from JAMK. Therefore, please do not apply in advance.

Note that the apartment/room at KOAS has to be rented for the whole semester/academic year (from the beginning of August/January until the end of December/May). The rent for the apartment is always paid for the whole month according to the tenant's agreement between KOAS and the student. Thus, even if you move in at the end of the month or move out before the end of the month, you still have to pay for the full month. Please note that JAMK is not a third party in the agreement.

In the following map you can check some of the KOAS locations, JAMK campuses, travel center and other offices:
Map on JAMK Campuses, KOAS accommodation, Travel Center

Apply for KOAS Housing and read more information about the conditions and terms of lease Find more info about KOAS here!

Accommodation at Saarijärvi for agriculture students

If you are coming to study Agriculture at JAMK, please notice that the studies are in Saarijärvi. Saarijärvi is located about 60 km away from Jyväskylä. Students coming to study Agriculture do not apply for KOAS accommodation. Instead, they will live in Saarijärvi in arranged rental apartments (JAMK makes the arrangements).

The apartments in Saarijärvi are about 6 km from the campus, which is easily reached by bus, bike or car pool. See more from:

Other Accommodation Agencies and Short Term Accommodation

There are also other agencies for rental apartments that you can contact, if you need housing for a much shorter period than a full semester, or you are not able to get accommodation from KOAS. Or perhaps you just prefer more centrally located and higher quality furnished apartments. However, please note that prices in the private market (private companies/lessors) may be higher than at KOAS.

Please check for example the options listed below:

  • Affordable apartments in Roninmäki, Jyväskylä. Furnished rooms, one bedroom apartments, two bedroom apartments etc. 4.5 km from JAMK main campus with good bus connections. Click here for more information.
  • Forenom Hostel and apartments
  • Hostel Laajis
  • Omena Hotelli
  • Hotel Milton
  • Ada&Alex
  • Apartment Forum: On the website of the Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä (JYY) there are ads on apartments to lease. The English side may have fewer ads, so check also the Finnish ads and use e.g. google translate, if needed. You can also leave your own ad on the Apartment Needed bulletin board. Please read the admin's instructions on the site carefully to avoid any misunderstandings. Take good notice of the admin's instructions about fraudulent ads as well.