INT Housing – General info



Welcome to the INT Housing section of Opiskelijan Tampere’s website! Here you will find information about the INT Housing programme. Please take a look at the information below for a general view of the programme and who is eligible to apply.

What is INT Housing?

INT Housing (International Housing Programme) is a shared programme of Tampere University, Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK), the City of Tampere and Opiskelijan Tampere (Student’s Tampere) association. The purpose of the programme is to provide accommodation for international students arriving to Tampere during the Autumn.

Opiskelijan Tampere association is responsible for organising the programme and will take care of its execution and will organise the accommodation, administrate the programme and provide help if problems occure. The apartments are provided by housing companies in Tampere. In autumn 2018 INT housing programme provided housing for about 90 international students.

Who is INT Housing for?

INT Housing is directed to the exchange students that come to study to Tampere University or Tampere University of Applied Sciences. You must be accepted as student in one of these universities in order to apply for the programme. Otherwise there are no age, nationality or other restrictions for the applicants.

The programme takes place during the autumn term of the Universities (August – December). Thus, the rental agreements will be fixed term from 1st August to 31st December 2019. Please note that the programme is an alternative for Tampere Student Housing Foundation (TOAS) accommodation. You should only accept one apartment offer of the two. If you already have an apartment from TOAS or elsewhere, please do not fill the INT Housing application. If you are accepted to INT Housing programme, you will make a rental agreement directly with Opiskelijan Tampere.

How to apply?

Application to the programme section provides the links to the application form. Application period begins on 2nd May 2019. Before filling the application form, please read through how the programme works.

Apartments and costs section has information on the apartments, locations and costs of the programme. Generally speaking the apartments will be family apartments for 2 to 6 students of same gender in private or shared rooms, shared common spaces and possibly a private sauna or balcony. The prices vary between 270 – 500 euros/month, depending on the room type, location and the number of flatmates. Shared rooms are cheaper than private rooms.

Instructions and rules section will provide the most important information of the programme, so we advise you to go through it carefully before applying! In this section you’ll find out about application and arrival to Tampere (application, apartment offer, deposit, keys), what’s good to know during your tenancy (settling in, house rules and where to get help) and ending the tenancy (cleaning, returning keys, deposit return).

Frequently asked questions answers to some of the most asked questions.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the programme, the application or general arrangements, you can contact us via email, in Facebook or by phone. If you email us about INT housing programme, please write INT housing 2019 on the title field of your email.

Kati Aaltonen (Ms.)
Housing and Communications Specialist
housing (a)
Tel:  +358 50 374 8191