Bucharest

Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Bucharest

Bucharest is the capital of Romania and the most populous city in the country. It is a great historical city that still preserves many ancient and impressive buildings, such as the Palace of the Romanian Parliament or the Romanian Athenaeum.

The Romanian capital receives thousands of local and international young people every year, so student life is usually a lot of fun. You will be able to share with people from all over the world and get to know different cultures. Because of this cultural mix that the most widely spoken language is generally English. However, you will also be able to learn Romanian if you feel like it, several of the universities offer free language courses.

Are you looking for student accommodation in Bucharest? We suggest that you start doing it a few months before your arrival since in recent years Romania has increased its popularity among Erasmus students. For this reason, the rental market is usually very competitive in the weeks closest to the start of classes.

Student apartments for rent in Bucharest

In the Romanian capital, there is a wide variety of apartments to share between several students or studio apartments. Therefore, the first thing you have to do is decide if you want to live in a shared apartment with a lower rent or you prefer to have a place just for yourself, where you can enjoy the spaces on your own.

A studio apartment has a price that goes from € 210 per month onwards and an apartment to share starts from € 400 onwards (2 or 3 bedrooms).

Student room for rent in Bucharest

Are you looking for a cheap room for students in Bucharest? In this city, you will find both individual and shared rooms. The second type is usually cheaper, but you have to think if you want to share your space and privacy with another person or if you prefer to have your own room and share only the common areas such as kitchen, bathroom and living room. 

Generally, all rooms are furnished with basics amenities such as a bed, wardrobe, desk, study light and chair.

The cost of shared rooms usually starts from € 200 per month and that of individual rooms goes from € 320 onwards. Pay attention to whether or not utility expenses are included in the price, to determine what the final monthly cost is.

Student accommodation in Bucharest

Here are the best areas to live in Bucharest as a student. Some neighbourhoods should be avoided as much as possible as they tend to be a bit dangerous and do not have metro stations. These can be the areas of Ferentari, Drumul Taberei and Rahova.

Apartments for rent in the old town

Bucharest's old town is full of restaurants, bars, museums, old buildings and shops frequented by students. If you live in this part of the city, you will also have a very good connection with the rest of the neighbourhoods.

Apartments in the centre of Bucharest

This area is located to the north of the historic centre and includes some neighbourhoods such as Piata Romana and Mosilor. Here there are various entertainment venues such as theatres, discos, cinemas, pubs and restaurants. There are also some green areas to enjoy.

Room for rent in Sector 4

Sector 4 of the city is located to the south of the centre, below the Civic Center. In this area, you will be close to two of the largest green lungs in the city, the Carol and Tineretului parks. You will also be able to enjoy the amphitheatre, some restaurants and some bars.

Erasmus accommodation near Bucharest universities

These are the most chosen universities by Erasmus students in the Romanian capital:

University of Bucharest

This institution has several buildings in the city. The two main ones are the Old Building, in the centre of the city and with faculties such as Mathematics, Geography, History and Chemistry, and the Kogălniceanu which is near the Opera and has the Faculty of Law. The other four buildings are scattered around the city, so you should determine which one you are going to go to to find out its location.

Polytechnic University of Bucharest

The Polytechnic University has a main campus to the west of the centre of Bucharest, in which classes are taught from different faculties but all related to Engineering. Some of the nearby neighbourhoods are Grozăvești, Cotroceni or the city centre, which is about 30 minutes away by public transport.

Spiru Haret University

This is the second-largest private university in the world. It has a wide variety of buildings and campuses scattered around the city of Bucharest, so in this case, you also have to know which faculty you will attend in order to determine which are the most convenient areas to live in.

University residence in Bucharest

There are a large number of student residences in the Romanian capital. Each of them has different characteristics, both in the type of accommodation they offer and in the facilities they have. You have to pay attention to all this to choose the best one for you.

Frequently Asked Questions about living in Bucharest

How much does a student flat cost in Bucharest?
This depends on whether it is a studio flat or one to share among several students. The first alternative has an average price of € 370 per month and the second of € 700 per month for one of three rooms.
How much is the Erasmus scholarship to study in Bucharest?
Each country has different rules that determine the amount of the scholarship, so it will depend on your country of origin. Contact the international office of your home university to figure this out.
How is student life like in Bucharest?
In the Romanian capital, you will be able to visit many interesting and historical sites, such as the incredible Palace of the Romanian Parliament. As for nightlife, there are many places you can go: many pubs, discos and places with live music, especially in the old town. The University also organizes various events and parties, you can't miss them because they are full of students!
How much does it cost to live in Bucharest for students?
Living in Bucharest is quite cheap. Estimate that you should have around € 500 per month if you add a room in a shared flat, leisure expenses, transport and food.
Why study in Bucharest?
In this city, you will be able to delve into the local culture, in which you will see Russian, Turkish, Mediterranean and Eastern influences. You will also be able to practice English, the most used language by international people here. From Bucharest you will get to know many interesting historical and natural places, both in the city and in the surroundings.

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