Housing in Hyvinkää
Laurea Hyvinkää will arrange the accommodation only for the exchange students who study or practice in Laurea Hyvinkää.
Student accommodation is provided by the local housing company Hyvinkään Vuokra-asunnot Oy (HYVA Oy). The apartments are located on Välipellontie and in Suokatu in Hyvinkää. All the rooms are simply furnished (bed, table, chair). In Välipellontie there are three bedrooms with their own bathroom and shared kitchen. In Suokatu both the kitchen and the toilet/bathroom are shared.The washing house is available near to the apartment.
One month rent is about 315 euros in Välipellontie, Suokatu is cheaper. The rent includes furniture, heating, electricity and drinkable water. An internet connection is also included, but it requires VDSL2 modem and the connection can be opened when the student has a Finnish ID number from the registration office.
How to apply for the accommodation?
Laurea Hyvinkää will automatically reserve the apartment for exchange students arriving to Hyvinkää. You don´t need to apply for accommodation or search for it by yourself.
In case you do not need the accommodation provided by Laurea, please inform the coordinator in Laurea Hyvinkää about it.
The exchange student will sign two copies of Tenancy Agreement with the rules in the dormitory in student affairs office on the first school day. The agreement is binding. The tenancy agreement will be done for three months first, which is the minimum length of an exchange and a rent period. If your exchange period is longer than three months, the agreement will be prolonged for half a month or for the whole month according to the departure day. It means that you have to pay the half rent if you stay less than 15 days or the whole rent if you stay longer than 15 days per month. It not possible to shorten the term of tenancy after signing the agreement.
Laurea Hyvinkää provides a kitchen and bedroom set to the student to use during the exchange period. Every student should pay 50 EUR for the Survival Kit. The payment is the same regardless of taking both sets or not. 50 EUR will be included in the first rent bill.
The student must return everything in the same condition as received. Everything should be cleaned before returning the sets. If something is damaged, missing or unclean, extra money (20€) will be charged. It is possible and recommended to substitute the broken/missing item for buying a new similar one.
The content of the Survival Kit:
|The Bedroom Set||The Kitchen Set|
|1 bath towel ||1 small saucepan and lid|
|1 hand towel||1 pot and lid|
|1 duvet||1 frying pan|
|1 pillow||2 mugs|
|1 pillow case||2 drinking glasses|
|1 duvet case||2 large plates|
|1 sheet||2 small plates|
|||2 soup bowls|
|||2 tea spoons|
|||2 table spoons|
|||2 table knives|
|||1 chopping board|
|||1 chopping knife|
|||1 bread knife|
|||1 pair of scissors|
|||1 vegetable peeler|
|||3 different kitchen tools|
Arrival to Hyvinkää
There is a Finnish tutor student nominated for every exchange student. The tutor contacts the student by email about arrival information. If agreed, the tutor will come to meet an arriving student at the airport, port or railway station and will help to travel to Hyvinkää. The tutor will help in practical matters from the start to the end of the exchange period.
What will you get when you arrive?
1. Keys to your apartment
2. Information file with various documents:
- Certificate of registration (with this document you can prove that you study in Laurea and you are able to get student discount e.g. in public swimming pool)
- Free lunch card (with this card, the lunch in university’s restaurant will cost you only 2.40 EUR)
- Pre-filled application for public transport discount card
- Tenancy agreement to be signed, saved and returned when leaving
- Other instructions, brochures, maps, etc.
3. Student’s Survival Kit
4. Username and password, to receive access to Laurea’s systems: Outlook e-mail, Intra etc. (every student will be given an e-mail box with the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org)
5. Library card
Orientation to studies
After settling down the studies start with orientation meetings. The timetable will be given beforehand by e-mail or in the folder. Orientation includes it-info, meetings with tutor lecturers, public health nurse and library as well as getting familiar with the premises in Laurea with tutor students. Also the tenancy agreement etc. has to be signed on the first orientation day.