Student housing

Looking for student housing? Here you will find some tips on how to find housing in both Helsinki and Vaasa.

To Find Housing in Helsinki

HOAS (Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region) offers about 9 000 apartments for anyone undertaking full-time studies in a secondary level educational institution or university in the Helsinki region (Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa or Kauniainen).  The City of Helsinki also offers housing in different parts of the city. Also, within a stone’s throw from the city centre you can find housing offered by Majstranden.

To Find Housing in Vaasa

VOAS (The Student Housing Foundation in Vaasa) offers apartments to students in Vaasa. The foundation offers shared apartments, studios and family apartments in downtown, Palosaari, Suvilahti, Huutoniemi, Gerby and Melaniemi. Also Svenska Lärarhögskolans Bostadsstiftelse offers housing for students in Vaasa. 

Hanken is a partner of, the international student-to-student housing platform. Students who are coming from abroad to Helsinki and Vaasa can find & book a student room on The rooms on this platform are offered by our students that go abroad for a study abroad semester, exchange, Erasmus or internship. Using the platform itself is completely free for you as a student; when you make a concrete booking an administrative fee will be charged as a part of Housing Anywhere’s secure booking system.