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 KOAS student housing.

Housing options for much shorter periods than a full semester and more central locations are listed 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. This means from the beginning of August/January until the end of December/May. The rent is always paid for the whole month according to the tenant's agreement between KOAS and the student. Thus, moving in later or moving out before the end of the lease does not exempt you from paying full rent. 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

KOAS Housing Read more about the conditions and terms of lease and apply Go to KOAS website

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. Consider them especially if you need housing for a much shorter period than a full semester. Check these options also if you are not able to get accommodation from KOAS. Or simply, if you 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.


  • Group Oy (pages currently only in Finnish, but they offer furnished apartments for exchange students, ask more by email: asiakaspalvelu(at)
  • Forenom
  • Hostel Laajis
  • Omena Hotelli
  • Hotel Milton
  • Ada&Alex
  • Apartment Forum: the Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä (JYY) hosts a website with ads for 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.