How to find a student accomodation

Whether you represent a property company, a housing association, or you are a private landlord, you should approach the process of renting out your vacant room with focus and methodical planning.
22. September 2023 | Author: Leonora Jensen
How to find a student accomodation

How to find a student accomodation

Finding a student apartment can sometimes be a challenging process, especially in larger cities where the demand is high. Here are some steps and tips that can help you find a student apartment.

If instead, you are interested in renting a regular room, check out our guide: How to find a room for rent – The most important steps.

1. Start your search early

Start your home search as early as possible, preferably several months before you plan to move in. This gives you enough time to explore different options and avoid last-minute stress.

2. Utilize university or college resources

Many educational institutions offer help in finding accommodation. They often have a housing service or an office that can assist students in finding suitable accommodations. Check the institution's official website for more information.

3. Online housing portals and local forums

There are many online platforms and websites where you can find ads for student accommodations. Examples could be:

4. Networking

Talk to friends, family, or current students who already live in the area. They might have leads or be able to recommend places where you can find student apartments.

5. Visit the city where you begin your studies

If possible, plan a visit to the city or area where you plan to study, well before the start of your studies. This gives you the opportunity to explore different residential areas and perhaps even find ads for available accommodations in the local area.

6. Student housing organizations

In some cities, there are organizations that specifically manage student housing. You can register on their waiting lists or apply for a home through them.

7. Be flexible

Be prepared to be flexible with your requirements for the student apartment. You might start with a temporary solution and move to a more permanent residence later.

8. Lease agreement and documents

When you find a suitable student apartment, make sure to review the lease agreement carefully and have all necessary documents ready, such as identification, proof of enrollment at your educational institution, etc.

9. Furnishing and moving

Once you have signed the contract, it's time to move into the student apartment. Make sure to furnish the home before you move in.

Get good advice in our room furnishing guide and our moving to a rented room guide.

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