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Accommodation & living in Switzerland
From on-campus residences to shared Home stay with family, youll find room to grow in accommodation to suit your budget and needs. Your institution can give you advice on your accommodation options and understanding tenant and lease conditions. Options are as follows:
Home stay is a great way for younger international students to immerse themselves in their life, and benefit from the safety and supervision of adults. Meals are usually included in the cost, but self-catering Home stay is sometimes available. Single or shared rooms are available.
Hostels and guest houses
Hostels are usually preferred by students. Students share kitchen and bathroom facilities
Shared accommodation, Rental accommodation
Sharing off-campus accommodation is very popular with international students. You should look for advertisements on campus notice boards and local newspapers. Expect that you will have to provide your own furniture. When renting a house, apartment or bed-sitter, landlords require rent to be paid in advance, and will require a security bond equal to one months rent.
Most universities and some vocational institutions offer a variety of accommodation on or near campus, such as apartments, residential colleges or halls of residence. The cost varies on the type of accommodation.
Residential colleges are slightly more expensive and provide accommodation with meals. They may also have sporting and social facilities, tutoring, libraries and computer facilities.