Accommodation in Pori

On this website you will find useful information to help you find accommodation in Pori. Most international students apply for an apartment through Porin YH-Asunnot Oy. 

For further questions about the apartments, we recommend you to be in touch directly with the companies offering apartments. Admission Services and Mobility Services at the University of Vaasa cannot provide further assistance regarding apartments.

You should apply for an apartment as soon as you have received an acceptance letter from the University of Vaasa.

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Finland is on average comparable to the rest of Western Europe. For basic expenses such as food, rent, and transportation, a student will need 500 – 800 euros per month, which will be roughly spent in the following way:

  • Rent 250 – 400 €
  • Food 150 – 250 €
  • Other expenses 150 – 200 €

Please note that costs can vary a lot from student to student depending on lifestyle.

Good to remember! If you need a residence permit, the Finnish Immigration Services require sufficient means of support from students applying for residence permit. More information is available on Migri's webpage.

Porin YH-Asunnot Oy

Porin YH-Asunnot Oy is providing most of the student apartments in Pori. We recommend you to apply for an apartment as soon as you have been accepted to our university. Please note that Porin YH-Asunnot is a private company and not part of the University of Vaasa.

Porin YH-Asunnot offers a wide range of alternatives for inexpensive, comfortable student housing. There are several rental apartments in Pori, including shared apartments, studio apartments and 1- and 2-bedroom apartments. Please inform them if you arrive with your family. 

Private Market

You may also want to search for an apartment from the private market. There are quite a lot of apartments available, but naturally the price may vary a lot and many of the apartments available might not be furnished. Below you can find some useful links that can help you in finding an apartment in the private market.