If there are not enough AYY members with a right of residence applying for a particular AYY apartment, the apartment can be made open for all students to apply. This means that the applicant does not need to be a student at the Aalto University or a member of AYY with a right of residence. These apartments can be offered to all students, with priority given to AYY members. The duration of the right of residence in apartments open to everyone is three 3 years from the beginning of the lease period. If the applicant is entitled to AYY’s right of residence that extends further than that, then this longer right of residence will be applied.