Accommodation

Students are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements for each of their mobility periods. See below for information for each partner university:

Because Erasmus Mundus GLOCAL students don’t spend a full academic year in Glasgow,  the GLOCAL team negotiates special deals for the shorter stays required by GLOCAL students with various student accommodation providers near the University.

In 2017 these deals were with UNITE Students and true Student.

In 2018 and 2019 these deals were with UNITE Students, true Student and Fresh Student Living.

https://www.unitestudents.com/glasgow

https://www.truestudent.com/glasgow/rooms

Collegelands

All information about accommodation is provided within the Student Welcome Packs which we send out to all incoming students.

You can find out about previous students’ experiences of their Glasgow digs at the GLOCAL Experience student website FAQs:

FAQs

The University of Barcelona has three halls of residence and it also cooperates with the net of organisations BCU (Barcelona University Centre) and other halls of residence, which offer a great variety of accommodation especially oriented to students in a temporary study or research stay at our institution.

For complementary information, please check also the link below:

http://www.ub.edu/sae/allotjament/en/index.html

Further details about each of the proposed options:

Barcelona University Centre:

BCU (Barcelona University Centre) is an organisation whose objective is to make all aspects of life outside of school easier. BCU was created to support, coordinate and control all the necessary activities in order to promote Barcelona and its metropolitan area as an international university centre. It helps international students to find accommodation thanks to its wide network of contacts with different kind of accommodation services (halls of residence, private apartments, rooms, etc.).

You can find more information about the accommodation possibilities offered by BCU here: http://bcu.cat/en/accommodation-in-barcelona/. Furthermore, there is a specific email address that this organisation created just for the students coming on exchange to our Faculty. You can use this email to request information about accommodation options or to ask for information around your preferences and your budget: ori.fee@resahousing.com.

Col·legis Majors (Halls of Residence):

The Col·legis Majors are institutions which provide accommodation and promote education and good relations among its residents. It is necessary to reserve a place during the month of April. For more information you can directly contact the corresponding Col·legi Major or visit the UB website.
Details and contact info:

University of Barcelona Affiliated Halls of Residence:

The University of Barcelona also has more affiliated halls of residence, which can be found at the following link: http://www.ub.edu/sae/allotjament/en/halls-residence-affiliated-centres.html

Borsa Jove d´Habitatge:

At Borsa Jove d´Habitatge you will find a lot of offers to share an apartment in Barcelona. You will find more information here: www.compartir-habitatge.net

You will need to make your own accommodation arrangements in Rotterdam. Erasmus University Rotterdam highly recommends that GLOCAL students should start their housing search early on, because it can be difficult to find a room over the summer holiday. Sometimes outgoing exchange students from EUR are willing to swap rooms with incoming students. This option is also worth checking.  Some practical advice is included in the sections below:

Short stay furnished accommodation – international students:

The short stay accommodation of the Erasmus University Rotterdam is run by the housing office called SSH. They have four dorms with furnished rooms you can choose from. You can rent one of these rooms for a maximum of one year. Prices for short stay accommodation range between €510 and €590 including services (water, electricity, internet, taxes etc.).

Two dorms are off-campus, only 10 minutes walking from the university:

For Full-year students only:

– Erasmus International House: Private bedroom, shared bathroom/kitchen (2 persons)

For Full-year and semester students:

Two dorms are on-campus, for both Full-year and semester students:

– Hatta Building: Private bedroom, shared bathroom/kitchen (3 persons)

– F-Building: Private bedroom and kitchen, shared bathroom (6 persons)

What you need to know when you’re looking for a room in the private market:

1) Read through the Housing website of the EUR, so you know the ins and outs of finding accommodation;

2) A good help in looking for accommodation, are the sources found on Accommodation Providers

3) Use social media. Try linking to people that have connections in Rotterdam;

4) If you end up renting a room on the private market, carefully read the section on Legal Aspects to avoid any unpleasant surprises.

5) Make sure you understand your tenancy agreement and the terms of notice. Make any necessary payments in advance, but be aware of landlords who ask you to wire money to a “Money Transfer Agent” (such as Western Union or GWK), because they could be frauds. Money should always be transferred to a Dutch bank account. But rest assured: problems of this kind are rare.

6) Let the landlord know exactly when you will be arriving in Rotterdam and arrange a time for picking up the key.

7) Find out beforehand how to get to your new digs from the airport or train station (public transport planner) – you won’t be the first one to get lost on their first day in Rotterdam.

Registering at City Hall/ Municipality:

International students who will be living in the Netherlands for more than 4 months are obliged to register at the City Hall in the town in which you are living. After registration, you will receive your citizen service number (BSN-number).

If you prefer to register at the City at another date, please make an appointment through the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Students will then have to bring the following documents:

  • Registration form (see website)

  • Valid Passport or valid identity card

  • A rental contract and a tenancy agreement

  • Dutch residence permit (non-EU/EEA students only)

  • Birth certificate

Göttingen, the “small major city”: Almost 120,000 inhabitants and 29,000 students. There is a lot going on in this university city full of tradition. Göttingen offers a large selection of apartments at a low price. However, it is advisable to find accommodation as early as possible if you want to move at the start of a semester.

The Göttingen Studentenwerk (Student Union) has approx. 4,500 places of residence available. You can already add your name to the waiting list – without obligation – for a place in one of the halls of residence (dormitories) run by the Studentenwerk before you start your studies. It is not necessary to have already applied or enrolled for a course of studies at the University of Göttingen at this stage.

The private residential market is also attuned to a student budget: Rents in Göttingen are significantly cheaper than in comparable university cities.

Housing information

Student Life in Göttingen

Accommodation Services for International Students

Uppsala University will guarantee an offer of housing to all fee-paying Bachelor’s and Master’s students and several other groups of students attending the university through collaboration agreements prioritised by Uppsala University management.

The guarantee also applies to scholarship recipients.

 

See here for information about student housing at Uppsala:

https://www.uu.se/en/admissions/master/housing-financing-health/housing/

and about the Housing Guarantee:

https://www.uu.se/en/admissions/master/housing-financing-health/housing-guarantee/

 

Kyoto University has five accommodation facilities available for international students and researchers, located in the Shugakuin, Yoshida, Uji, Ohbaku and Misasagi (for students only) areas of Kyoto. In addition to these five accommodation facilities, two facilities located in the Okazaki and Hyakumanben (for students only) areas will newly open in October 2019.

International students at Kyoto University can also stay at other accommodation facilities provided by external parties with which Kyoto University has a leasing agreement. Such facilities are also occupied by international and domestic students attending other universities, and in such cases the lease contract will be made through the International Service Office.

Due to the limited number of places available Kyoto University cannot guarantee that all students will have access to the above housing options and thus early application is highly recommended. Some international students, whether out of preference or necessity, stay in private accommodation. In such cases, Kyoto University offers advice and support to international students in securing private accommodation.

For more details please refer to the link below:

https://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/education-campus/procedures/housing.html

The University provides student housing in the Torre Séneca. In 2017 Uniandes constructed this housing facility that was opened in January 2017. The Torre Séneca is a 26-storey building that offers furnished apartments of 1, 2 and 4 bedrooms, and suites for visiting faculty. They can be rented for different periods of time. The building is located one block from the University’s main campus.

Torre Séneca is part of a larger housing complex. It fronts two public squares: Plazoleta de la U (U square) and Plazoleta de las Artes (Arts Square), where cultural and artistic activities are held. Two floors are assigned to food services, pharmacy, bookstore, banks, hair salons, etc. The fourth floor links Torre Séneca with two other towers used by other universities, and features study halls, TV rooms, entertainment rooms, 24-hour gym, laundry and front desk.

The Torre Seneca, provides short-stay options. Students are able to come for a shorter period of time, but they would have to book their place in advance.

Information on these facilities can be found in the following link: https://vivienda.uniandes.edu.co/reservas/international-visitors