You can apply for an apartment from DAS if you study in Rovaniemi in an educational institute, which can be attended after Finnish comprehensive education.
You can study, for example, in
• University of Lapland
• Lapland University of Applied Sciences
• vocational institute
• high school / sixth form
In addition, international trainees, degree students and exchange student are eligible for DAS apartments.
If you are an exchange student, please click here for special information for exchange students.
We follow the guidelines of ARA (The Housing Finance and Development Centre of Finland) in tenant selection. http://www.ara.fi/asukasvalinta
Tenancy agreements are made until further notice, except for trainees and exchange students who have fixed-term agreements.
DAS uses continuous applying period. Apartments become available throughout the year and we offer them forward for applicants daily.
Applications are valid for 90 days. You can renew your application on our website or alter it any time by contacting our customer service. Our system will send you an automatic message about renewing your application. By answering that email, you can keep your application valid.
DAS has no queue. The selection of tenants is influenced by the urgency of the housing need, permanent monthly income and wealth, according to ARA rules. This includes the apartments, which will be offered to new students from the beginning of August and September.
New students and floating applications have priority to receive an offer for apartments becoming available in the beginning of August and September. If you have started your studies in Rovaniemi already earlier, please notice that you need to accept apartment from 1.7. or wait for what is available starting on 1.10.
During spring and early summer, there are many choices when it comes to available apartments. This is also the best time of the year to change apartments within DAS, or apply for an apartment together with a friend.
We check your right to study before the tenancy agreement is signed. You will get instructions for proving your right to study when receiving the apartment offer.
Also, check out the Criteria for tenant selection and DAS Data Protection.