How to Select the Perfect Accommodation for You

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Choosing to study in another country is a big decision, and you want to make the best choices, so you have a stress-free stay. Once you have been accepted on a course, the next thing you need to plan is where you are going to stay while you are studying. There are many types of accommodation available to students with varying facilities on offer depending on both your preference and your budget. Here are some things you will need to consider before making your choice.

What Are You Looking for?

When thinking about your accommodation, you must consider exactly what your requirements are. Are you the type of person that wants to live on their own, or do you enjoy other people's company? Can you cope with sharing a bathroom and kitchen with others? There is also the comfort level of the accommodation to consider; do you want to have lots of amenities to use, or are you happy with the basics? Once you have decided what you want, it is easier to choose the right apartment to make you feel at home. If you are eager to learn the local language, then there are also options for staying with local families, as with any shared accommodation, you will need to be happy to reside in close quarters with others.

Your Finances

The money you have to spend will directly relate to the types of accommodation you can choose. If you are on a tight budget, then you will probably have to choose somewhere further away from the university and share with other students. If your budget is a little more generous, you would be wise to choose luxury student accommodation from These apartments may cost a little more per month, but they include all utility bills which allows you to budget more efficiently, and they have a higher specification including better Wi-Fi, on-site facilities and also a cleaning service.


The ideal location of your accommodation is somewhere near the university, and you will find that the accommodation closest to the university will be reserved quickly, so you will need to start looking early. You need to research the area of the accommodation so that you can be assured that it is a good neighbourhood. One way to do this is by looking online for local media sites, and seeing what crimes are reported on regularly. You do not want to be worried about the neighbourhood, so a little research will pay dividends.

Local Amenities

You also need to research the amenities that are local to your accommodation. You will want to be near to food shops, and leisure facilities as a minimum, but also identify whether there are good transport links to the university and the city centre. You do not want to have to spend a fortune getting to and shops or nights out, and public transport is the obvious solution.

You need to choose your accommodation carefully and consider all the pros and cons of each apartment. Spending time to identify what your requirements are will help you decide which accommodation is perfect you, and once your decision is made, you will then be able to concentrate on your studies and enjoy your stay in your host country.




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