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Lausanne is a conurbation of over 300,000 inhabitants. Despite its size it does not have a university campus and it is up to each individual to find somewhere to live.

Please note that the housing situation in the region is particularly difficult and UNIL cannot guarantee accommodation to all its students. Nevertheless UNIL does everything in its power to find accommodation where possible.

There are several options in the search for accommodation:
 

  1. UNIL accommodation database
     
  2. The accommodation lists for students
     
  3. University halls of residence
     
  4. state agents in Lausanne
     
  5. Studios
     

 

 

Different types of housing

Dependent room
This is a room, generally furnished, in a private house. The landlord may require a 1 or 2 month financial guarantee.

Independent room
This is a room, generally furnished, with its own entrance. The landlord may require a 1 or 2 month financial guarantee.

Shared apartment
This is a joint tenancy, i.e. a room in an apartment with other students. The landlord may require a 1 or 2 month financial guarantee.

Apartment
The majority of apartments are managed by estate agents. Therefore, to get an apartment you will have to directly contact the agencies in the region. Generally, the lease is for a minimum period of 1 year. Also, pay attention to the fact that you will be asked for financial guarantees as well as a deposit of up to three months rent.
Note that for people comming from abroad, the estate agents may require a guarantor who resides in Switzerland.

Studios
Same as for the apartments. However there is more independent owners, which make it a little easier, however you should know that rent is usually for a minimum of 1 year.

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Good to know

For disable students, a limited number of appropriate housing solutions are available. For more information, please get in touch with the University’s Accommodation Service as soon as possible.

NEW STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE:

The online access to the Housing database will only be possible once you have received and activated your UNIL computing access.

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