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Student Accommodation in Evo
HAMK will arrange accommodation in advance for students provided that they inform of their arrival well in advance. The International Tutor will meet you at the station when arriving in Evo and will take you to your dormitory immediately. You will also receive the key for your dormitory then and the tutor will tell you about the practical arrangements, rules and instructions on how to get to the school, town centre, etc. from your residence. Reservations for students are made by HAMK, but residents must sign the contract themselves and they are responsible for paying the rent, etc. themselves.
Dormitories at Evo
There are two dormitories at Evo for HAMK students, Saarela and Uusi-Saarela. Saarela is mainly reserved for people with dogs and Uusi-Saarela for others. All dormitories include basic furniture: bed with mattress, pillow and blanket (no linen), desk in the bedroom and a dining table with chairs in the kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery and cleaning equipment. Each student is responsible for keeping the dormitory clean and maintained. On departure, the rooms should be in the same condition as on arrival.
Note that the doors of the main building are locked at 16.00. After that you can get in with a key card. You may get the card by paying about €15 deposit fee.
There are different housing options in the Evo area. The rent depends on the condition of the dormitory and the number of students sharing the residence at Evo.
There are also two new houses with apartments for one person, two persons and families built by the local student housing foundation. The rents are much higher than in the old apartments, about €329 for a one bedroom apartment and €530 for a two bedroom apartment. Unfortunately, that being the case, many of them are already reserved. The electricity, water and heating are included in the rent. All apartments are very close to the school, within 40 – 50 metres.
Information for Degree Students
The completely renovated Forssa student building is located on a pleasant site 1.5 kilometres from the town centre. All day-to-day services are available from a large shopping centre situated locally. The student building has good facilities, such as a sauna, washing room and a drying room.
- All apartments have wired internet connections.- The Forssa student building was finished in 1978 and renovated in 2004. - The building has 94 apartments, including single-room, double-room apartments and triple-room apartments. The apartments vary in floorspace between 29 and 76.5 m2.
The rent includes all housing related services, such as electricity, water and internet connection.
The Hämeenlinna Student Housing Foundation (HOPS) provides accommodation for degree students. The rent includes all housing related services, such as electricity, water and internet connection. Read more about student housing from their webpage: http://www.hops.fi/en/home
Instructions for Exchange Students
HAMK will arrange accommodation in advance for exchange students provided that they inform of their arrival one month prior to the arrival at the latest. The apartments for exchange students are also in Forssa Student House (Helsingintie 15). The monthly rent is approximately €220. The rental period is equal to the length of the exchange period. During the spring semester, the month of May is the last possible month to rent an apartment arranged by HAMK.
Before the exchange student leaves to go back home, a representative from HAMK degree programme will check that each month´s rent has been paid. All exchange students will pay a fee of €30 for a “Starter Kit” to include linens and kitchen supplies. The apartments for exchange students include basic furniture: bed with a mattress, a pillow and a blanket with linen, a desk in the bedroom and a dining table with chairs. The kitchen is equipped with some cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery and cleaning equipment.
Information for Degree and Exchange Students
The Hämeenlinna Student Housing Foundation (HOPS) provides accommodation for degree and exchange students. The rent includes all housing related services, such as electricity, water and internet connection. Read more about student housing from their webpage: http://www.hops.fi/en/home
VVO & Lumo: Rental apartments Hämeenlinna
VVO and Lumo offer rental housing for all needs! Internet and water are included to the price. Rent security deposit is only 250 euros. See more on https://verkkokauppa.lumo.fi/en/apartments-for-rent/H%C3%A4meenlinna
Student Accommodation in Lepaa
Available apartments can be inquired by email from service secretary Ms Leena Karonen (firstname.lastname@example.org). After 21st July you can also call to number +358440465264.
HAMK will arrange accommodation in advance for students provided that they inform of their arrival well in advance. The tutor will meet you when arriving at Lepaa and will take you to your dormitory immediately. You will also receive the key for your dormitory then and the tutor will tell you about the practical arrangements, rules and instructions on how to get to the school, town centre, etc. from your residence.
Students at Lepaa live in dormitories in the school area. The names of the dormitories are Koivula, Taltela, Tarhala, Uudet rivitalot (new row houses), Kivitalo and Marata. Dormitories include basic furniture: bed with mattress, pillow and blanket (two sets of bed linen, which you are expected to wash - washing machines are at disposal in each unit.), desk in the bedroom and a dining table with chairs in the kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with some cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery and cleaning equipment. The student housing complex has a communal room for tenants, a laundry room and a sauna. Each student is responsible for keeping the dormitory clean. On departure, the rooms must be in the same condition as on arrival.
Rent in Lepaa
The rent of a double room is about €130 / person / month. Electricity and water are included in the rent. Single rooms are available upon request. As a general rule due to lack of capacity, single rooms are available for students with a medical condition (and proof thereof), only. Students will have to keep their rooms tidy.
During normal office hours (weekdays between 7.00 - 15.00), the students must phone:
+358 40 585 7172 / caretaker on duty. Lock out fee applies: outside our office hours, the lock out fee may be more than €100. There is a €50 charge for each lost or stolen key.
Your personal address
You will be given your personal mailing and your personal e-mail address when signing your lease for the dormitory. You may not use the school address for your personal mail.
Student Accommodation in Mustiala
HAMK will arrange accommodation in advance for students provided that they inform of their arrival well in advance. You will be staying in a dormitory with other Mustiala students and exchange students from all over the world.
Up till now, all foreign students and teachers have lived at Mustiala since it is the cheapest way of living here, and it is difficult to rent an apartment in this region. In Forssa, there are some hotels but the cost of living there is much higher than staying in Mustiala. Foreign students do not have to pay a security deposit for housing in Mustiala, as it is many times the case in the private market. In Mustiala, your accommodation will be in a student dormitory. The dormitory has a well-equipped kitchen and bathroom facilities.
Rent in Mustiala
Foreign students pay around €130/month (which is extremely cheap in Finland) for accommodation in a double-room. You can bring your own linen or rent linen from HAMK Mustiala (extra charge €10/set). If you rent linen, new set will be provided every second Monday – but you have to change the sheets yourself. Rent payments to the Students Affairs Office.
The dormitories include basic furniture: bed with mattress, pillow and blanket, desk in the bedroom and dining table with chairs in the kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery and cleaning equipment. Dormitories/the student housing complex has a communal room for students, a laundry room and a sauna. Each student is responsible for keeping the dormitory room clean. On departure the rooms should be in the same condition as on arrival. Electricity and water are included in the rent.
You can also use the sauna near the lake. There are separate turns for ladies and gentlemen twice a week. During the wintertime you can swim in the hole in the ice!
If you have questions about renting in Mustiala, please contact Ms Mervi Valtonen, phone (03) 646 5521.
General information on Peltosaari residences
Student residences in Riihimäki are located in Peltosaari (either on Linnunradankatu 11–13 or Merkuriuksenkatu 5 or 7), and administered by HOPS, The Student-Residence Foundation of the Hämeenlinna Region. Most of apartments are shared by two or three persons (own bedroom), with a kitchen and a bathroom. They are located about 500 metres from the railway station and 1 km from the school. Grocery stores, gyms and other services are located nearby.
The student housing complex has a communal room for tenants (with possibility to play table tennis, etc.), a laundry room and a sauna. In the laundry room you can use the washing machine and the dryer for free. When planning to do the laundry, you should make a reservation in the reservation book (mark the time and the number of your apartment).
You should go to a post-office and fill in the Change of Address (osoitteenmuutos) form to report your temporary address here in Finland. Your tutor will help you with this procedure. It is also a good idea to put a name tag on the letter box. That way you make sure that you receive all your letters!
The rent for shared apartments is approximately €200 – 350 month. The rent includes all services, such as electricity, water, furniture, and the right to use the laundry, sauna and leisure time rooms. Each student must pay a deposit of €250. A bank transfer form will be given to the student upon signing the rental agreement. The student has one week to make the deposit payment. The deposit will be returned to the student if the apartment is left clean and tidy. If the apartment is left untidy, the deposit will be used for cleaning expenses.
Please note that each student is responsible for keeping the apartment clean. On departure the rooms should be in the same condition as on arrival. If you arrive after the 15th of the month or leave before the 15th of the month, you will only have to pay half of that month's rent.
Riihimäki / Student apartment
The student residence foundation of the Hämeenlinna / FOUNDATION - RIIHIMÄKI OFFICE
Riihimäki's Student HousesMerkuriuksenkatu 511130 RiihimäkiTel. 010 email@example.com
The office is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays and also on the first work day of every month from 12.00 to 16.00.
More information: http://www.hops.fi/en/home
HAMK will arrange accommodation through HOPS in advance for exchange students that have provided information of their arrival well in advance. In the autumn semester (1 September – 31 December), the minimum rental period for exchange students is four months. The rent will be charged even if the student leaves earlier. In the spring semester, the minimum rental period for exchange students is 4 – 5 months (from the beginning of January or February until the end of May). The rent will be charged even if the student leaves earlier. Before the exchange student leaves to go back home, a representative from the HAMK degree programme will check that each month´s rent has been paid. The apartments include basic furniture: bed, desk in the bedroom and a dining table with chairs in the kitchen. For short-period exchange students, HAMK will provide cooking utensils, cutlery, and crockery and cleaning equipment. Internet is not included.
The accommodation office is not open every day. Before leaving home make sure you have agreed about meeting point and meeting time with a tutoring student! The tutor student will have keys for your accommodation. The accommodation reservations have been done according to the date you have given as arrival date on your application documents. Please make sure you have given the exact information!
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Provides housing for working and work-oriented or students, 18-29 year olds. In Riihimäki location we have 86 houses. Riihimäen seudun nuorisoasunnot ry makes decisions and contracts with tenants, more information www.riinu.fi.
Student accommodation in Valkeakoski
In Valkeakoski there are two student apartment buildings available. The two estates for students in Valkeakoski are administered by Valkeakosken Asunnot Oy.- Valkeakosken Asunnot Oy (ltd):
www.valkeakoskenasunnot.fi/ Address: Valtakatu 22-24, 37600 Valkeakoski, Fax:
+358 3 5691 6173, Office hours: Mon - Fri at 9 am - 3 pm. Not during weekends!- In order to find accommodation, you should fill in
Please make only one application, either online application or printed paper form but not both.
Just fill in the online application (or fill in an apartment application, print it out) and send. Valkeakosken Asunnot Oy won't answer your emails. The result of applications will be announced by email in the beginning of August, not before that. Please notice that there is a limited amount of student flats available, it's better to try to get the flat also from the public markets.
Rental agreements will be made for continuing not for fixed period. You can send the application whenever you want to Valkeakosken Asunnot Oy. Application is valid for 6 months, after that you can renew your application. You need a study certificate or a copy of the letter of admission from your university of applied sciences. Apartments, which are available, will be given to students whose applications are updated.
The rent level in Valkeakoski Asunnot Oy is between €360 - 678/person/month depending on the accommodation location and condition. Notice that a rent deposit is compulsory (at least one month's rent) and has to be paid before getting keys. Most of the apartments do not have furniture so you must take care by them yourself. The rent includes electricity and water. The rent does not include an internet connection. There is no washing machine in student apartments, but a private laundry is located quite near (Lempääläntie 19).
The apartment sizes in Valkeakoski vary from one to two rooms with a kitchen and bathroom.
Notice! The tenant is not allowed to rent apartments ahead. Rental agreement can be cancelled due to misuse.
At the moment there are two buildings reserved specifically for students:
• Rent: 380 – 495 euros/month
• Location: proximity to school 750 meters
• Conditions: moderately recent building
• Store: Siwa (for groceries)
• Extra: closest to school, but it is in a residential area a bit far from town centre
• Rent: 370 – 690 euros/month
• Location: proximity to school 1.5 kilometres
• Conditions: good building, mostly exchange students living there
• Store: K-market, S-market (for groceries)
• Extra: closer to town centrePayment for furniture €60/month, in shared room €30/month (available in few rooms)
Some other links, which offer flats from the public markets:
- Valkeakosken asunnonvälitys Oy LKV:
Apartments do not have furniture, lamps, washing machine or internet connection. Electricity and water will be paid separately in the most of the cases. Private companies usually charge a payment for delivering the apartment.
When you arrive
When you arrive Valkeakoski and you've got a flat through Valkeakosken Asunnot Oy, you should go first to their office (address: Valtakatu 22-24, Valkeakoski, opening hours: Mon - Fri at 9:00 - 15:00) and sign the rental agreement. Then you go to the bank and pay the deposit. After that you return to Valkeakosken Asunnot Oy's office and will get the key for your apartment. Tutoring students will assist you.
Please note that each student is responsible for keeping the apartment clean. On departure, the room should be in the same condition as on arrival. In other case the deposit will be used to cover the cleaning costs.
Valkeakosken Asunnot Oy will charge 200 EUR for a lost key and 200 EUR for cleaning a flat. If you leave something (ie. furniture) in a flat when you leave, you will get 100 – 300 EUR bill for clearing up the flat.
If you really want to throw some old furniture away when you leave, please take them to the official dumping place (http://www.kiertokapula.fi/palvelut/jatteiden-vastaanotto/). You cannot use normal waste containers for furniture, broken TVs or computers.
Make sure that you pay the rent in time. Remember to use correct bank account number and reference code.
Cancelling your contract
Cancel the rental contract in previous month than you plan to leave. An example: if you plan to move out from May 1, you must cancel the contract on March 31 at the latest. Otherwise you must pay for May as well. Cancelling must be done in written form. You can cancel the contract by email also, but remember to put your full name and address on it.
Deposit will be released within two (2) weeks after all keys are given back to Valkeakosken Asunnot Oy. Possible cleaning costs will be deducted. Make an agreement with the bank to get the money to your bank account (especially in foreign country).