Student Accommodation in Geneva
As a popular city to work and study, accommodation in Geneva is highly sought after. We encourage you to begin searching for accommodation in Geneva while waiting for your final enrollment documents. A comfortable and inspirational living environment is an important part of any educational experience, so we can help you by filling out the EU housing request form, or you can find your accommodation independently.
While the cost of living is high, it is possible to find accommodation for students in Geneva that is reasonably priced, considering the quality of life in the city. Geneva has a lot of character, and each different area has its own style and feel, so there really is a place for everyone! Carouge is considered by many to be a bohemian area with many artists and cafes whereas Plainpalais is a student-oriented part of the city, and has several relaxed, popular bars and Rive is a bustling shopping district with wonderful tall buildings where the windows all have colorful shutters.
Finding accommodation in Geneva can be a challenging process so we have tried to make it easier for incoming students. Take our quiz to find out what type of student accommodation in Geneva suits you best!
Do you like to socialize?
b. Not really
c. Only on the weekends
Are you neat and tidy?
a. What is cleaning?
b. Maybe I am, maybe I’m not
c. I am when I have to be
What is your budget?
b. Money is not a problem
c. The cheaper the better
Are you a risk taker?
a. Not at all
b. I like calculated risks
c. Risky is my business
Do you speak French?
b. Un petit peu
c. I was born to speak French
Living in student dorms allows you to meet new people in a structured living environment without the stress of rental agencies or household chores. Living with fellow students is great for helping you settle in and adapt to your new lifestyle. EU Geneva has secured a limited number of student accommodations with our partners, all just a 15-minute walk from campus.
Having your own apartment is something that will appeal to you if you enjoy the quiet, like to be alone and don’t want to compromise on personal space. You can choose to get an apartment anywhere in the city without limiting yourself to student dorm availability or location. This type of student accommodation in Geneva is perfect for independent people.
Most apartments are rented through an agency, however renting directly from the owner generally saves tenants a lot of money in agency fees. An important aspect of housing in Geneva is the concept of sharing. Many apartments and studios don’t have a private washer or dryer, instead they are put at the disposal of all residents in the building.
Sharing an apartment is a popular concept in Geneva and a lot cheaper than living on your own. Shared housing is a flexible option and with international roommates, you will be able to learn other languages in no time however you must be willing to compromise. If you are interested in this option, we highly recommend you arrive in Geneva before you commence your studies in order to meet potential roommates and landlords personally. Please contact the student affairs officer on campus and they can pair you with another student who is also in search of a shared apartment.
It is important to consider your budget before beginning your search for student accommodation in Geneva. You should plan for a monthly living expenditure of at least CHF 2,500 to live in Geneva and around 65-70% of this should be budgeted toward accommodation expenses.