Turku Student Village
The Turku Student Village (Finnish "Turun ylioppilaskylä" or just "Yo-kylä", Swedish "Studentbyn") is the largest single
studenthousing complex in Finland. It houses nearly 3,500 residents in 95 three-storied tenements. The Student Village is located in the district of Numminear the citycentre of Turku. It is in the immediate proximity of the University of Turku, Åbo Akademi Universityand the Turku School of Economics and Business Administration.
There are one shop and a
pub(The Three Beers) in the area, plus several day carecentres, schools, and a Lutheran church. The area offers good opportunities for both outdoor and indoor sports, as there are hiking trails, mini-golf tracks and facilities for activities such as swimming, tennis, volleyball and basketball among other things. The Student Village also has good public transportconnections, with buses every fifteen minutes.
The flats in the Student Village are mostly self-contained
studios, but many buildings have single rooms with common kitchens, and there is also a number of flats with more than one room (mainly intended for families). The rents are generally rather low, starting from under € 200 a month for a single room with a shared kitchen. The Student Village has broadband Internet accessavailable for students of the three universities, the price of which is included in the rent.
The Student Village was constructed between the years 1969 and 1979, and has been renovated in the late 1990s to the early 2000s. It is managed by the [http://www.tys.fi Turku Student Village Foundation] (TYS) founded in 1966 by the
University of Turku students' union. TYS also owns and manages student housing in other parts of Turku, and in Rauma.
* [http://www.tys.fi The Turku Student Village Foundation]
* [http://org.utu.fi/yok/vy/ The Tenant Association]
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