The three higher education institutions in Tampere (TAMK, TUT, UTA) do not have student dormitories but work in close cooperation with the local student housing companies TOAS, Opintanner and IOT. They offer international students comfortable accomodation at a fair price within easy distance of the campuses. All student apartments are located in or close to the city centre and the higher education institutions (max. 2-7 km), so that it takes a maximum of 30 minutes to reach the city centre or the universities by bus (student bus pass costs 40€ per month).
All the local housing companies have online housing application systems. The universities provide new international students with instructions on how to apply for student accommodation. Priority is given to international students, if there are more students waiting for accommodation than there are flats available. You can also rent a privately-owned flat, but then the rent is usually much higher. See more information on the different accommodation alternatives and utilities that are included in the rent.