Guaranteed housing for new LUT students
Incoming students apply for accommodation after their admissions to LUT have been accepted. The accommodation is arranged by Lappeenranta Student Housing Foundation (LOAS). The housing application will be filled in on-line on LOAS' website. Housing is guaranteed for all new applicants who submit the application within given deadlines.
The student flat is usually a "cellular apartment", a flat shared between 2-3 students. Each student has a room of his/her own with a lockable door and a shared kitchen and toilet/washing facilities. Each room is furnished with a bed, a large desk, a desk lamp, a chair, a bookshelf and a wardrobe. Mattresses and curtains are not included. The kitchen is fully furnished with a kitchen table and chairs and also has a refrigerator, cupboards, a sink, an electric cooker and an oven. However, kitchen utensils are not provided. Bathrooms are fitted with a shower, a sink and a toilet.
LOAS apartments are not mixed. Male and female students can live in the same apartment on request only. If you wish to share the apartment with your friend(s), you should submit the housing application at the same time. Thus LOAS can better consider your request. Pets are allowed in LOAS apartments as long as they do not disturb neighbours.
The shared facilities in LOAS buildings usually comprise a laundry room equipped with washing machines, dryers and an iron. Each building also contains a sauna that can be used free of charge. There are common sauna hours for all the tenants in the building between certain hours once a week, with separate saunas for men and women. Tenants can also reserve a sauna for personal use once a week. LOAS buildings also contain additional facilities, including storage space for each tenant, and bike shelters. In each LOAS building, near the main entrance, there are bulletin boards on which you can find useful information, including sauna timetables and a list of all tenants.
The rent for rooms in LOAS apartments is based on floor space of the room, the age of the building and how recently the building has been renovated. The rent can vary between EUR 290 and EUR 420, and you are also required to pay a deposit of EUR 200. Rent for LOAS apartments must be paid by the 5th day of each month.