Turku Student Village

The Turku Student Village (Finnish "Turun ylioppilaskylä" or just "Yo-kylä", Swedish "Studentbyn") is the largest single student housing complex in Finland. It houses nearly 3,500 residents in 95 three-storied tenements. The Student Village is located in the district of Nummi near the city centre of Turku. It is in the immediate proximity of the University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University and the Turku School of Economics and Business Administration.

There are one shop and a pub (The Three Beers) in the area, plus several day care centres, 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 transport connections, 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 access available 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.

External links

* [http://www.tys.fi The Turku Student Village Foundation]
* [http://org.utu.fi/yok/vy/ The Tenant Association]

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