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

Why live like this?

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-hall will be opened in August 2021, providing a home base for Urhea sports academy, which is producing coaching and medical services for the athletes. The hall will also be a national Olympic training center for summer- and ice sports. Mäkelänrinne high school‘s new extension part will house a restaurant serving breakfast, dinner and healthy snacks for athletes in addition to regular student lunches. Urhea-hall and the high school are connected to student house Urhea-home. The student house will be also open from August 2021, including 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 will have a sea view over the center of Helsinki.

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

To whom is Urhea-home build for?

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 be placed in shared apartments.

Urhea-home will be ready to welcome new tenants from the beginning of August 2021. You can apply right now, and first stage selection of tenants that already have a studying place will be made according to applications received by 15.4.2021. Second stage selection will be made later on, so that students receiving their degree places during spring/summer 2021 will also have a possibility to receive a place from Urhea-home.

Apartment types

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.

1h Studio, Specially abled apartment

1 room Studio, Specially abled apartment

  • 33 one-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
  • Estimated monthly rent is 635 €

2h Kitchen Room

2 rooms + kitchen apartment

  • 32 apartments to share with a friend, 64 rooms
  • 49 m2 or 50,5 m2, with 12m2 and 13,5m2 bedrooms
  • Apartments have bathrooms, kitchen, dining area and cabinets
  • Kitchen equipment includes a stove, refrigerator / freezer and a range hood
  • Reservation/inlets for dishwasher (45cm 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
  • Estimated monthly rent is 570 € – 590 € / tenant

4h Apartment

4 rooms + kitchen apartment

  • 17 apartments to share with friends, 68 rooms
  • 101,5 m2, with 12m2, 2 x 14m2 and 16m2 bedrooms
  • Apartments have 2 bathrooms, kitchen, dining area, parlor and cabinets
  • Kitchen equipment includes a stove, refrigerator / freezer and a range hood
  • Reservation/inlets for dishwasher (45cm 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
  • Estimated monthly rent is 520€ / tenant

Common Space

Common Spaces

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

How to apply?

Fill in the application form, and you could soon find yourself living at Urhea-campus in the middle 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!