SEVAS Kodit is a rental housing company owned by the city of Seinäjoki. SEVAS offers accommodation for families, students, young people, senior citizens and disabled people. This housing option is also very suitable for first year students coming to Finland.
There are three types of apartments available for students:
The cheapest type of accommodation is shared apartment, where you have your own bedroom but share the living room, kitchen and bathroom with another student. If you have a friend who is also looking for student housing in the Seinäjoki, you can request him/her as your roommate when you fill out the housing application form.
Shared apartments are also easier to get as there are more of them available than studio apartments. Therefore, we strongly recommend you to apply for a shared apartment. Studio apartment is the most popular and expensive option, and you might need to wait for over a year to receive an offer to one.
To apply for SEVAS student apartment:
- Go to the application form on SEVAS‘ website
- Choose the type of accommodation you are looking for (we recommend shared apartment).
- Fill in your personal information
- Send the application
Note! You need to have the certificate of your secured study place when you apply for student housing.
The application is valid for only three months after submission. If you don’t receive an offer during these three months, we recommend you to submit a new application!
How to accept the offer
You can accept the offer even if you are not in Finland yet. Remember to pay the deposit by the deadline to secure the apartment. Tenancy agreement is signed and keys collected at the SEVAS office upon your arrival in Finland.
What if you refuse the apartment offer
If your arrival date in Finland hasn’t been confirmed and you have to refuse the apartment offer, notify SEVAS immediately so they can offer the apartment to the next person. Note that if you refuse the offer, you might have to wait for a long time for the next apartment offer to come. We recommend you to reapply for the apartment as soon as possible!