There are many options for housing but 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 more centrally located and higher quality furnished 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, but unfortunately accommodation through KOAS 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) and the rent for the apartment must always be paid for the whole month according to the tenant's agreement between KOAS and the student. Please note that JAMK is not a third party in the agreement. So even if you move in at the end of the month or move out before the end of the month, the rent must still be paid for the whole month.

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 which is about 60 km away from Jyväskylä. Students coming to study Agriculture do not apply for KOAS accommodation, since 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

If you need housing for a much shorter period than a full semester, or you are not able to get accommodation from KOAS or you prefer more centrally located and higher quality furnished apartments, there are also other agencies for rental apartments that you can contact.

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.

For exchange students studying at JAMK a full semester;  please notice that the prices in the private market (private companies, private landlords/ladies) represented by the agencies below may be higher than at KOAS. KOAS is meant especially for students, which means that also their prices are student-friendly.

Please check for example the websites listed below: