You can apply for VOAS apartments any time of the year. The summer season (1 June – 15 September) is, however, intended for the applications of new students. The application period ends on 30 June for those who begin their studies in early August. Those who begin their studies in late August or early September may submit their applications by 31 July.
Notice, an old student cannot get an apartment during August-September, since all apartments that are becoming free during this time are reserved for new students about to begin their studies. Persons who have begun their studies already earlier should apply for housing demand in July.
The applicants are given scores in accordance with VOAS´s rules determining the need and urgency of the applicant to find accommodation. The scoring is influenced by:
- the distance of the applicant’s present apartment from his/her school
- the length of time that the applicant has been in queue for the apartment
- in the case of families, the number of children
The applicant is informed about the apartment in writing by e-mail. If there is no suitable apartment available, the application will be placed in a queue for vacancies. The application is valid for three months after the date it was submitted to VOAS, and it can be renewed for a new three-month-period. Only one application can be in the queue, so please don´t send more than one application! Contact VOAS office if you want to modify your application or contact information.
It is VOAS’s ambition to find an apartment for all new students and applicants as soon as possible. The wishes of the applicants are carefully noted but all types of apartments are not, vacant and available at all times. After the peak season in the summer and autumn, those who did not receive the desired apartment the first time may apply for vacancies and, eventually, everyone will get the home of their wishes for their student years in Vaasa.