All new active university and higher education students can be found an apartment in Lappeenranta.
The housing guarantee for new university and higher education students offered by the City of Lappeenranta means that an apartment can be found in Lappeenranta for any student belonging to the previously mentioned group, if the student actively looks for an apartment.
With the housing guarantee, the City of Lappeenranta, university and Saimaa University of Applied Sciences aim to express to those planning to study in Lappeenranta that finding an apartment will not cause an obstacle for starting your studies, when a student actively seeks an apartment and utilises all the available options.
The housing guarantee is actualised via the Student Housing Foundation for the Region of Lappeenranta, Lappeenranta’s housing service, the University of Applied Sciences’ student board housing conveyance and private rental property selection in such a way that no-one needs to give up their study place due to not having accommodation.
The Student Housing Foundation for the Region of Lappeenranta meets its share of the guarantee by giving priority to the applicants during the summer and spring who are from another municipality and who are university students and by offering temporary accommodation in cooperation with the university's student association. In other words, LOAS is not exclusively responsible for the guarantee, and the actualisation of the guarantee always requires the applicant to be personally active in finding an apartment.