Housing types and rents
You’ll find many apartment types as options in the application form:
- Shared apartment
- Single apartment
- Family apartment
In this section you’ll find more information of the apartment types. Note that certain apartment types may only be available at certain locations. The rent is valid to the end of passing year. We will announce the changes in rents at least two months before. Usually the rents will be raised at the beginning of January.
The shared apartments are for 2–4 persons. Each tenant has his or her own room with a lockable door. The size for one room is about 13 m2.
The kitchen, toilet and bathroom are shared with your roommates. In the kitchen there is a kitchen table and chairs and in your room a roof light and a wardrobe.
The shared apartments can be rented with your friends, if you wish to live with people you know. Remember to fill out the application for a shared apartment with your friends.
In dormitories Pankkola and Katiska you can rent a room with furniture (bed, desk and chairs). We provide furnished rooms for exchange students.
The rent for one room is about 225-410 €/month and electricity is 8 €/month.
This is a small one-room apartment with own bathroom in dormitory Särki. The size for this apartment is 19 m2.
The kitchen is shared with 12 other students. In the kitchen there is a kitchen table and chairs and in room a refrigerator, a roof light and a wardrobe.
You can rent this room with furniture (bed, desk and chairs).
The rent is about without furniture 255 €/month or with furniture 332 €/month and electricity is 12 €/month.
Single apartment or studio is an one-room apartment for one person or a couple with a kitchen/kitchenette, toilet and a bathroom. The size of the apartment is about 18,0–44,5 m2. The smallest single apartments have mini kitchens.
In the apartment there is a roof light and a wardrobe. In dormitory Taivaanpankko you can rent a small single apartment with furniture (bed with bed clothes, desk and chairs).
The rent of a single apartment is about 280-773 €/month and the electricity is 12 €/month. Most of our single apartments are with a rent of 400€ or higher.
If two persons live in a single apartment, the electricity payment will be (15 €/month) and water payment will be 20 €/month.
Notice that in some buildings the tenant has to make their own electricity contract with an energy company. Read more from website Kuopio Energy Group https://www.kuopionenergia.fi/en/
Family apartments are 2-3-room shared apartments or specially designed 2–3-room family apartments. The size for 2 room apartments are about 40–70 m2 and for 3 room apartments 58–84 m2.
The kitchen has a kitchen table and chairs and the bedroom has a wardrobe and usually a roof light.
All Kuopas dormitories have family apartments. Apartments in Mylläri, Mylly, Rosoneula, Ahkio and Pikku-Hermanni are specially made for families. Family apartments with a sauna are located in Kolmas Pyörä and Satama.
The rent for 2 room apartments is about 490-772 €/month and electricity is 15 €/month and for 3 room apartments 621-1015 €/month and electricity is 18 €/month.
Notice that in some buildings the tenants have to make their own electricity contracts to family apartments with a energy company. Kuopion Energia is one of the energy companies you can contact. https://www.kuopionenergia.fi/en/
Kuopas has unfurnished and furnished apartments
*All our housing locations and apartments provide the ability to shower. Shower curtains are included.
*All rooms from shared apartments have closets
*Almost all our apartments have a cooking plate and an oven. Samoilijantie 6 (Samoilija) and Satamakatu 26 (Satama) don’t have an oven. In Samoilija you can use the oven in the common kitchen. Studios in Särkiniementie 30 (Särki) don’t have oven nor cooking plate (all cooking is done in the common kitchen).
*All our apartments have basic lighting.
Normally we house the short term exchange students (3-6 months) to furnished apartments and Master’s degree students to unfurnished apartments.
Furnished apartments are located in Katiskaniementie 6, Kuntokuja 2 and Särkiniementie 30. Särkiniementie 30 has only studios, so most of the furnished apartments are in Katiskaniementie 6 and Kuntokuja 2.
As an addition to other normal equipment in Kuopas’ apartments, a furnished apartment has a bed, mattress, pillow and a blanket. You have to bring your own sheets. The rooms also has a drawer, closet, desk and a chair. In the kitchen there is a kitchen table and chairs.
Unfurnished apartments don’t have any furniture, all our other apartments are like this. You can check this guide about second hand furniture in Kuopio.