Tampere University Student's Handbook
Student housing for exchange students
Tampere University does not have any on-campus accomodation, does not own any student housing nor have housing services to offer. Student housing for exchange students in Tampere is administrated mainly by the Tampere Student Housing Foundation (TOAS), which provides a number of furnished rooms for incoming exchange students at a student-friendly price including free internet and other fairly priced services (car sharing, parking spaces, TOAS gyms, rental of electric bikes).
Another option is Pirkan Opiskelija-asunnot (POAS), which has a small number of furnished apartments for exchange students. This option might be the best for exchange students studying on Kauppi campus, as POAS student house in Ruotula is located close to the campus. Read more: POAS Furnished apartments.
The rent includes always internet connection, water and electricity.
Tampere University cannot guarantee housing for all exchange students since the quota is limited especially during autumn semester. We do not recommend private rental housing market at all. In some cases, if all furnished locations are full, you will get a message on how to apply for an unfurnished room or apartment only. Unfortuntaly the university cannot assist you with furniture either.
It is recommended to apply to TOAS as soon as the application window will open in May or October. Follow TOAS What's New section for the latest updates.