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Etusivu Applicants When can I apply

You can submit an application as soon as you have been admitted to a school.

You cannot accept the apartment before school has started and you have enrolled for your studies. If you are just starting your studies and your term begins in January, you cannot accept an apartment in December. The summer months are an exception to this: if you are beginning your studies in the autumn, you can accept an apartment already in June.

Please make sure that the contact details you give on the application are correct. If your contact details are not correct, we will not be able to contact you concerning your application or your apartment offer. If you cannot send the application, please check that you have filled in all the required information (marked with an asterisk).

You can have one valid application with which you may apply for a room in a shared apartment, a studio apartment and/or a two-room apartment for one person. At the same time you can also have another application valid for a family apartment with your spouse and/or with children.

When you have filled in the application, Hoas will process it and we will confirm by email that your application is valid. We will contact you if we need study certificates from you in order to process your application.

In the case of an underage applicant, your application will be accepted once you have provided a guardian’s consent to Hoas. An underage person cannot apply for an apartment without a guardian’s consent. Guardian’s consent form is available on Online services page.

If you are applying for a transfer of right to occupancy based on pregnancy, student exchange or work experience, or military/civil service, your application will be accepted once you have provided the required documents to Hoas.

We will contact you if the documents are incomplete or incorrect. In such situations, you will be given a set time limit to complete your application. The application will be removed automatically when the time limit expires, if you do not complete it.

The approval of an application does not automatically guarantee an apartment from Hoas.

Hoas will try to offer an apartment first to those who have waited the longest. However, Hoas’ primary criteria for offering apartments are homelessness and low income or assets, so the person who has waited the longest may not always be the first to receive an offer.

Your application is valid for three (3) months from the date of submission. The application must be updated at least every three months in order for it to not expire and be removed from our application register. If you are actively applying for an apartment, we recommend you to update your application once a month.

You can edit, update or cancel your Hoas student apartment application. To access your application, we send you a personal login link about two days after you have submitted your application. If you loose your login link, you can request a new one from Hoas.

Repeatedly contacting Hoas does not speed up your application process.

Submitting a new application when you still have a valid application does not renew your old application but the new application will be rejected. Submitting a new family apartment application with different co-applicant replaces and removes the old application automatically.

If the apartment type or your situation changes, you need to update your application.

It is not possible to add a new applicant on the application nor is it possible to remove an applicant. If you have applied for a family apartment and wish to apply with a different person or alone, please remove your previous application and submit a new application alone or with a new co-applicant. It is not possible to change applicants once housing offer has been made.

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