Please notice that it is very important to apply an accommodation on time and have it ready before arriving to Rovaniemi, Kemi or Tornio. Beginning of each semester is a busy time and student housing will be filled up quickly.
As an incoming international exchange student you have two main accommodation possibilities:
Lapland UAS exchange students usually stay at DAS Kuntotie apartments. Kuntotie area is situated near to Ounasvaara about 3 kilometers to the downtown Rovaniemi. Nearest commercial centre with grocery store, pharmacy and post services is 1 km away. There is also another grocery store 600 metres away.
There are six houses in Kuntotie and two of these are furnished and reserved for exchange students. In Kuntotie area there are sauna turns, clubroom, laundries and recycling room. The monthly costs varies according to the size, type and location of the apartment. DAS offers single rooms / shared rooms for two with a shared kitchen,
toilet and bathroom for 2-3 persons and single rooms with own bathroom but
shared kitchen and balcony.
More information on DAS Kuntotie
You can also look for an apartment from the city of Rovaniemi, housing companies and private sector. These apartments are usually unfurnished. The rent depends on the area and the condition of the apartment. For detailed information please check this webpage.
Exchange students are accommodated either in Kemi or Tornio depending on their study program or the location of the practical training placement. When applying please indicate what kind of accommodation you prefer, we try to fulfill your expectations. If you want to move in to the flat together with another person, please name the person in question.
Lapland University of Applied Sciences does not have dormitories. The apartments are rented by housing companies, private sector or you can rent an apartment from a Lapland UAS student who is on exchange.
Exchange students apply the accommodation in Kemi or Tornio by filling in the application for accommodation in Kemi-Tornio. You need to attach the application to your SoleMOVE application. The application are delivered to the accommodation officer Mrs Marja-Leena Jyrkäs who will arrange the accommodation for exchange students according to the application.
Accommodation in Kemi is located within a 2.5 km radius of the
Lapland UAS education units. Students live mainly in two or three
bedroom apartments. The bedroom can be shared with other student. You will share a
kitchen and a bathroom/shower with one or two other students. The
apartments are furnished. The rent depends on what kind of accommodation you have. Internet is
not included in all of the rental apartments. International services provides internet connection for exchange students. The rent includes water, heating and electricity. After arriving you need to make a rental agreement with the house
lord as soon as possible.
More information about living in a rental apartment in Kemi from the Accommodation guide.
If you have any questions concerning the accommodation issues please contact:
Mrs Marja-Leena Jyrkäs
Tel. +358 (0)40 8670459
Remember to confirm your arrival time to Kemi to the accommodation officer two weeks before your arrival as well as in to SoleMOVE.
Kirkkokatu accommodation is located within 0,5 km radius from the educational unit. You will be provided with shared apartment with two or three bedrooms and will share kitchen, bathroom and shower with your roommates. The flats are furnished. You need to bring your own towels and extra bed linens. International services provides internet connection for exchange students.
More information about living in Tornio from the Accommodation guide.
Remember to confirm your arrival time to Tornio to the accommodation officer two weeks before your arrival as well as in to SoleMOVE.