Domus Arctica- säätiö is a foundation that offers rental apartments for both the local and the international students in Rovaniemi. The apartments are located in different areas in Rovaniemi not too far from the University of Lapland.
The rent varies depending on the type of the apartment, the amount of people sharing it, the size of the room and the age and location of the building.
All the apartments will be applied through www.das.fi/application and all the students have to pay a deposit in order to make sure that the apartment offered to you will be reserved to you and not given to anyone else. Deposit will be paid back after the tenancy agreement ends if all the obligations of the agreement are fulfilled (rents paid, apartment cleaned, keys returned etc.).
Exchange students have possibility to apply apartments from a reserved quota and the tenancy agreements are always made for the whole semester (1 August - 31 December, 1 January- 31 May or 1 August - 31 May) and the agreement cannot be terminated earlier. Exchange students receive more information about applying deadlines after they have been accepted to study.
Other international students can apply apartments from all DAS housing areas. In August and September first year students have priority in receiving apartments but please notice that DAS is not able to offer apartments to all new students (Finnish or foreign) in August and September. Apartments will come available and will be offered throughout the year.
The Student Union organizes emergency housing for the first month of the autumn semester (1.9.-30.9.). Please contact the SU for more information about the emergency housing jarjestosihteeri(at)lyy.fi
For more information see www.das.fi/english and Uni Lapland international office: international.relations(a)ulapland.fi