Housing in Oulu
PSOAS student housing
PSOAS is the leading provider of student accommodation in Oulu. The organisation operates on a foundation basis which ensures affordable rents for students. Following its mission, PSOAS offers housing services for people studying in Oulu as cheaply as possible.
PSOAS offers almost 5,500 places to live - about 1,300 family apartments and 2,800 small apartments. All PSOAS properties have a fixed Internet connection and the comfort of tenants is increased by the actions taken by the local maintenance assistant and tenant committee.
Students are encouraged to apply for housing as early as possible.
More information on housing and how to apply at PSOAS website.
Other housing providers
If you do not receive housing through PSOAS please have a look at these options. Some of these offer several options while others are small, individual locations.
Many Finnish students leave Oulu for a semester or two to go abroad themselves and sublet their flats/rooms - usually furnished. Here are some links to advertising sites.
- Asuntoyhtymä's Joo homes
- Oulun Sivakka Oy
- Lumo Rental Apartments
- M2 Kodit
- Colliers Rental Apartments
- Kodisto.fi - different types of apartments for rent
- Osnakodit - Rental agency for young people (18-29 years).
- OVV Asuntopalvelut
- Oulu Flat Sublease Point (FB group administered by Humans of Oulu)
If you are not able to find housing before arriving to Oulu, it might be easier to look for a room after you have already arrived in Oulu. You can look for short term housing, for example, through Airbnb or similar.