The First Decision

The first decision you will take is whether you want to live in student accommodation (run by the University) or if you’d rather live in a private rental. Many students decide to live in privately rented student houses, studios, or shared apartments. However, short-term accommodation is also available in the form of hotels and hostels, in addition to other students subletting their places for a couple of months.

When renting a student-room, you share facilities like kitchen, bathroom, toilet and sometimes a living room. When renting a studio or apartment you don’t have to share those facilities. Also, when renting a student-room you usually can’t choose your own housemates.

In the following sections, you will find more information on obligations, basic rent, service costs and much more.

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