Turku Student Village
Turku Student Village is the largest single student
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 housing complex in Finland
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. It houses nearly 3,500 residents in 95 three-storied tenement
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s. The Student Village is located in the district of Nummi
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 near the city
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 centre of Turku
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. It is in the immediate proximity of the University of Turku
University of Turku
The University of Turku , located in Turku in southwestern Finland, is the second largest university in the country as measured by student enrollment, after University of Helsinki. It was established in 1920 and also has faculties at Rauma, Pori and Salo...

, Åbo Akademi University
Åbo Akademi University
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 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
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 centres, school
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s, and a Lutheran
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 church. The area offers good opportunities for both outdoor and indoor sport
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s, as there are hiking trails, mini-golf
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 tracks and facilities for activities such as swimming, tennis, volleyball and basketball among other things. The Student Village also has good public transport
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 connections, with buses every fifteen minutes.

The flat
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s in the Student Village are mostly self-contained studio
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s, 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
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 200 a month for a single room with a shared kitchen. The Student Village has broadband Internet access
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 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 Turku Student Village Foundation (TYS) founded in 1966 by the Student Union of the University of Turku
Student Union of the University of Turku
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. TYS also owns and manages student housing in other parts of Turku, and in Rauma
Rauma, Finland
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