How to apply for housing

Application Instructions

AYY’s apartments are applied for in the Domo system. In Domo, you can find approximate floor plans and more detailed information on the apartments and their rents. You can also follow the progress of your application and update it in Domo. The apartment offers are sent by email, and the apartment is accepted by signing the agreement in connection with accepting the offer.

Note! Queuing position is not visible from 1st of September onwards. We are currently updating the content of the housing website to reflect the new resident selection model approved by the Council of Representatives in the spring. We strive to have the website updated as the resident selection policies are put into practice in the systems. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause! You can get the most up-to-date information by contacting Housing Services. Read about our living regulations

1. Check your eligibility and read the instructions

Check your eligibility and read these instructions carefully before making an application. New student! Please read these instructions first!

To submit an application, applicants must confirm that they have read and accepted these instructions and the conditions and responsibilities included in them.

2. Create a Domo account and apply

Creating an account

To apply for apartments, you must create a Domo account. Take care when creating an account and making applications – if it becomes evident that an apartment has been applied for under false pretences, the application can be rejected or an apartment offer cancelled.

All apartment offers are sent by email to the email address provided by the applicant in the system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to check that they are able to receive emails from the Domo system. AYY is not responsible for situations in which an applicant has not reacted to an apartment offer sent to them, for example, because the message has ended up in the junk mail folder. Domo system does not support hotmail email address, so AYY recommends using for example the email in the Domo system.

If you accept that your contact details can be passed on, the new resident will receive your contact details before you move out. This way, the new resident can contact you, for example, regarding the timing of the move or the exchange of keys.

All applicants must declare their income and wealth. Income and wealth are defined in accordance with ARA’s resident selection guide (in Finnish). All earned and unearned income, such as salary, bonuses, an adult study grant or an adult education allowance, are considered as income. A study grant, social assistance or a housing supplement are also counted as income.

AYY’s apartments do not have an income or wealth limit, but applicants with less income and wealth are prioritised over other applicants in an equally urgent need of an apartment.

Moving date on the application

AYY will not offer you an apartment whose tenancy starts earlier than the date you have provided in your application.

If, for example, you want to ensure that you receive an apartment offer with at least one month’s notice in order to terminate your current tenancy agreement in time, you can always update your moving date far enough into the future.

Choosing an apartment

In Domo, AYY’s apartments are grouped into apartment groups that are based on the type (e.g. studio) and location (e.g. Jätkäsaari) of the apartment. The apartment groups play an important role in your apartment search. When you receive an offer for an apartment in a certain apartment group, e.g. a single room in a shared apartment in the Teekkari Village, all apartments in this apartment group are removed from your applications, and you cannot restore your position in the queues for the apartment group in question.

In Domo, application to AYY’s apartments can be narrowed down to specific apartments, which means that each apartment has its own queue. It is recommendable to only apply for apartments you are actually prepared to accept, as once you have received an apartment offer, you can only restore your old position in the queues of three apartment groups (excepting the group your offer was from).

At the moment, you cannot apply for two-room apartments or bigger apartments alone.

You can find more information on the properties in Domo by clicking the orange magnifying glass to the right of the apartment’s address.

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