For new (exchange) students in spring 2022 coming to Lappeenranta
As many of you have not been offered an apartment from LOAS, we will gather on on this page information about other housing options for exchange students of LUT University and LAB University of Applied Sciences for the spring semester 2022. The page will be updated if new options come. However, we strongly recommend that you do not wait for new options and choose the first one you can get.
Update 10 December: We have sent an email to incoming exchange students asking them to answer a short questionnaire regarding their accommodation situation. Please check your email and answer the questionnaire if you have not done it yet - Thank you!
Rakuunamäki is a former garrison area used before by Finnish military. It has mainly been preserved in its original form. The building will now be prepared and furnished so that it can be used by the exchange students during the spring semester 2022 starting from January.
In the building there are big plain rooms on two floors (no lift). Majority of the rooms will be shared rooms (you would be sharing a room with one or two other exchange students). As the rooms are big, they can be separated for example with a closet to create division and privacy. The rooms are furnished with a bed, a chair and a table for each person and free wifi. The mattress, pillow and blanket you should purchase yourself.
On each floor there is also common kitchen and toilets and showers for women and men. There is also a small laundry room in the building and common areas on both floors.
Rakuunamäki area is located in the city center, 7 km from Skinnarila campus. Bus connections to the Skinnarila campus from the city center are good (many buses in hour) and it is only 100 meters to the nearest bus-stop from the accommodation building. The nearest supermarket Prisma is also very near. The exact address of the building is Väino Valveen katu 1.
There is place for around 81 exchange students in altogether 39 rooms:
30 rooms of two people (200 euros per month per person)
6 rooms of three people (150 euros per month per person)
3 rooms of one person (330 euros per month per person)
Please note that the tenancy contracts are made for the whole spring semester!
If you are interested in this option, please fill out this form as soon as possible. The form will be closed latest by 9 December 1 PM (Finnish Time). Please read the information in the form carefully and note that the rooms are given first come-first served -basis. After the form has been closed, the information will be forwarded to the responsible person. You can just wait to be contacted.
NOTE/UPDATE on 8 December: Rakuunamäki will contact the students in the upcoming days. The students have a week to answer. They'll continue offering rooms after that to those who might still be in line.
NOTE/UPDATE on 8 December: There will be cleaning service in the common areas (not in the rooms) in Rakuunamäki once a week.
Note/UPDATE on 17 December: It is still possible that Rakuunamäki has some places left. If you are interested, please contact the incoming-email address for further information. Note. Students of SaReNa -program can ask about Rakuunamäki from their tutor.
Subleasing an apartment from one of out outgoing students
A few of our outgoing students are interested in subleasing their apartments for the spring semester. Their apartments are listed with basic information about them in this webropol without their contact details. If you are interested in one of them, please submit the form and we will put you in touch with the student who listed the apartment. Note that each incoming and outgoing student is put in contact with only one student (once the apartment has been chosen, it will disappear from the list and you can only submit the form once). If there are no apartment listed, it is because there are none left.
Links and websites for room search
International Services and ESN Lappeenranta have gathered some links to help you in apartment search. Please note that some of the websites might be available only in Finnish.
- Lappeenrannan asuntopalvelut oy
- Kodisto apartments
- Lappeenranta International Students
- Vuokra-asunnot Lappeenrannan seutu (rental apartments around Lappeenranta)