Flatshare in Cambridge

Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Cambridge

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type.studio 47 2349/month
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Do you want to study in the famous city of Cambridge and take a boat ride on the River Cam? Know that thousands of students come every year to enjoy the high academic level of the institutions of this city and its colleges, such as the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University, which makes the demand for affordable accommodation for students very high.

Cambridge is one of the most famous university cities in the world and most young people choose to live in shared houses or apartments, where you will be able to live and enjoy your experience with your roommates. These can be students who are there for the entire degree, Erasmus students or young people who go for a few months to take an English course.

Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Cambridge 

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We will tell you about some of the highlights of life in shared flats in this English city:

Advantages of sharing a flat in Cambridge 

  • By having a cheaper rental cost than a full apartment, you will be able to live in some of the best areas for students, such as Victoria Road, Hemingford Road and Longview Terrace.

  • The available rooms can be part of apartments or houses, in which it is normal to have a garden and more space.

Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Cambridge 

  • The demand for accommodation for young people is very high compared to the number of flats available, so you have to search as far in advance as possible.

  • In many cases, the cost of some utility bills are not included in the price, especially that of heating. If so, keep in mind that winter in Cambridge is very cold and turning on the heating is going to add a lot to the monthly cost.

Apps for your international exchange in Cambridge 

You have the possibility of using apps that help make the process simpler. In them, you will have access to a large amount of useful information, such as the procedures you have to do, the class schedule, notifications of events that are going to happen and others. Likewise, on many occasions, you will be able to read suggestions from students from previous years, such as renting or buying a second-hand bicycle to move around the city, since it is the perfect size for it.

How to meet people in Cambridge 

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Being a university city, it will surely be very easy for you to meet other students in Cambridge. Here are some of the ways to do it:

Student associations in Cambridge 

Both the University of Cambridge and the rest of the city's institutions offer the possibility of being part of one of their many Students' societies. You will find all kinds of associations, including various sports, music, different nationalities, volunteers in some cases, even a 3D printing one!

Facebook Groups for international Students in Cambridge 

There are several groups on this platform that are created for international students to connect. In the groups that deal with general topics, you will be able to ask all the questions you want about life in the city, receiving help from other students to solve doubts. You can also be part of the specific groups of each student association.

WhatsApp groups for international students in Cambridge 

WhatsApp or Telegram groups are generally created for young people to be in contact with each other, planning different activities and getting to know other students who have common interests. You will also be able to propose a plan that you want to do, to get people to participate in it.

Tips for living in a shared apartment in Cambridge

We give you some tips for living in shared flats in the English city:

  • If you like to play sports outdoors, try to find accommodation that is close to one of the many parks and green areas of the city, such as the Cambridge Botanic Garden and Jesus Green.

  • As much as it is a university city and the student atmosphere is very lively, you have to know that students in Cambridge spend a lot of time studying. Keep this in mind if you are going to hold a lot of gatherings at your apartment when some of your flatmates are studying, as it can be annoying.

Frequently asked queries about sharing a flat in Cambridge

How much does a shared flat in Cambridge cost?
Rooms in flats or shared houses at £430 and up, with an average of £600 per month. In the case of apartments or complete houses, the price starts at £ 1,750 for one with a capacity of up to five students.
Where to look for shared flats in Cambridge?
We recommend that you do it in the Erasmus Play search engine, in which you will be able to avoid fraud and scams since all the available flats have been verified.
Why share a student flat in Cambridge?
The cost of living in the United Kingdom is usually very high and Cambridge, although cheaper than London for example, is no exception. Living in a student flat will allow you to live on a tight budget since the rental cost is cheaper.
What to ask before entering a shared flat in Cambridge?
You have to ask what the house rules are regarding cleaning, visits and if there are certain hours. You should also find out which services are included in the price and which ones you will have to pay separately.
How to choose ideal roommates in Cambridge?
Ideally, you should be able to practice your English to the fullest, so we recommend that you look for roommates who are English or who are at least of different nationalities than yours.