Move in to Urhea Home.
Combine living, elite sports and studies at Urhea-campus.

Home in the heart of the elite sport center

Urhea campus is a unique and easy to reach concentration of elite level training facilities for day-to-day training in the middle of Helsinki. Brand new Urhea Arena, opened in August 2021, provides a home base for the Metropolitan Area Sports Academy, which provides coaching and medical services for the athletes. The National Olympic Training Center for summer- and ice sports is also based at the Urhea campus. In addition, Mäkelänrinne high school‘s new extension includes a restaurant serving breakfast, dinner and healthy snacks for athletes in addition to regular student lunches. Urhea Arena and the high school are connected to student house Urhea Home.

The student house includes 166 rooms in 83 apartments, distributed in 11 floors. The house is located in a peaceful area right next to a park, and the highest floors have a sea view over the center of Helsinki.

The tenants have shared communal facilities, for example two parlors with kitchens, reading room, meeting room, a gym, sauna and a laundry room. Furthermore, every tenant has a storage locker and a place for a bike in bicycle storage room. Cable TV and broadband internet connections are included in the monthly rent, service provider is DNA Oy.

Urhea Home - perfect for athlete students

Urhea-home is built for dual-career athletes, that are combining upper secondary level or higher degree studies in HOAS area schools and sports training. The degree needs to be valid for student allowance from KELA (The Social Insurance Institution of Finland).

Tenant selection is guided by rules from The Housing Finance and Development Centre of Finland (ARA). Additionally the athletic level, current living situation and Urhea sports academy’s focus disciplines in sports will affect the ranking of applicants. Pets and smoking are forbidden in Urhea-home. Underaged tenants will mostly be positioned in shared apartments.

Most of the apartments already have residents. However, there are still a couple of apartments available! At the moment an apartment can be assigned on a fast pace. It is also possible to have an apartment even if one would not be a competitive athlete. Nonetheless, one must study at the Metropolitan area of Helsinki.

The apartments in Urhea Home

There are one-room, two-room and four-room apartments to choose from in Urhea Home. All the apartments have kitchens and bathrooms, four-room apartment also has a small parlour to spend time in. The rooms will be unfurnished. Rent are a bit higher in the higher floors, a room in four-room apartment is the cheapest option, and one-room apartment will be the most expensive. Students are entitled to receive housing allowance from KELA (The Social Insurance Institution of Finland). If you are applying for a room from shared apartment, you can name preferred co-tenant/s.

One floor will have higher doorways for tall athletes. If you wish to receive a room from this floor, please point it out in the “Additional information” open field of application form.

Apartments specially designed for disabled athletes are all one-room apartments.

1pax Studio, Specially abled apartment

1 room Studio, Specially abled apartment

  • 33 single-room apartments, 4 of them are designed for disabled athletes
  • Apartments have bathrooms, open kitchen and cabinets
  • Kitchen equipment includes a stove, refrigerator with icebox and a range hood (no connection for dishwasher)
  • Place for microwave oven (no micro)
  • Bathrooms do not have a connection for washing machine, laundry will be washed in the shared laundry room
  • Monthly rent is 620€-640€, depending on the floor of the apartment
    • Tenants in single-room apartments will make their own contract for electricity
  • Apartments are rented unfurnished

2pax Room with kitchen

2 rooms + kitchen apartment

  • 32 apartments to share with a friend, 64 rooms
  • Apartment size either 49 m2 or 50,5 m2
    • 49 m2, bedroom sizes: 13 m2 (square shaped room) and 15 m2 (triangle shaped room)
    • 50,5 m2, bedroom sizes: 13,5 m2 and 15 m2
  • Apartments have bathrooms, kitchen, dining area and cabinets
  • Kitchen equipment includes a stove, refrigerator / freezer and a range hood
  • Reservation/inlets for dishwasher (normal 60cm wide) and microwave oven (no dishwasher or micro)
  • Bathrooms do not have a connection for washing machine, laundry will be washed in the shared laundry room
  • Monthly rent is 574€-615€ / tenant, depending on the size and floor of the apartment
  • Apartments are rented unfurnished

4pax Apartment with kitchen

4 rooms + kitchen apartment

  • 17 apartments to share with friends, 68 rooms
  • Apartment size 101,5 m2
    • bedrooms 16 m2/14 m2/14 m2/ 12 m2 (on the lower floors) or
    • 18 m2/15 m2/14 m2/13 m2 (on the higher floors)
  • Apartments have 2 bathrooms, kitchen, dining area, parlor and cabinets
  • Kitchen equipment includes a stove, a range hood and refrigerator / freezer combo plus full size refridgerator
  • Every room has one mini-fridge to ensure cooled food storage capasity
  • Reservation/inlets for dishwasher (60cm wide) and microwave oven (no dishwasher or micro)
  • Bathrooms do not have a connection for washing machine, laundry will be washed in the shared laundry room
  • Monthly rent is 520€-530€ / tenant, depending on the floor of the apartment
  • Apartments are rented unfurnished

Common Space

Common Spaces

  • Club rooms
  • Laundry room
  • Sauna
  • Storage locker for each tenant
  • Bicycle storage room

How to apply?

Please fill in the application form, and you could soon find yourself living at the Urhea-campus in the heart of Helsinki with current and future elite athletes of Finland.

Urhea-campus construction is in progress, check out from the video below how the campus is finding its form!