If Unihome / Hoas offers you housing, the housing offer will be sent to you by email (usually latest by June 30th if you apply for autumn or by November 30th if you apply for spring, Hoas will send their offers by July 15th). Please note that housing offers may also be sent after these dates. Housing reservations will be made in co-operation between Unihome and Hoas and you can receive only one housing offer. If you decide to refuse the reserved housing, you will need to make your own housing arrangements.
If you receive a housing offer, please read the accommodation/rental agreement carefully before signing it. There are differences between the agreement and its terms and regulations between Hoas and Unihome. The agreement is made based on the applicant’s exchange period. Please also note that you may receive an offer for a different accommodation type than what you have selected as prioritized in your housing application.
Please note that you are required to pay a refundable housing deposit to the housing provider by the deadline they will give you (ca. 500 euros). This may take place several months before arrival. If you do not pay the housing deposit on time, you will not have housing in Helsinki! The housing deposit can be returned, and housing cancelled if you cannot arrive in Finland due to official decisions by the government or late residence permit. The cancellation must be made to the housing provider before the start of the agreement and the academic teaching period. Please also note that a cancellation fee (approx. 70 euros) may occur. If you are not accepted to the University of Helsinki, but have already paid your housing deposit, Unihome/Hoas is able to cancel your housing agreement without any costs and you’ll receive the entire deposit back. You will find more information about the deposit in the housing offer.