Despite not being a large city, Gliwice is perfect for students: it has a good university, the Silesian University of Technology or “Politechnika Śląska”, with leisure activities day and night, numerous landscapes and outdoor spaces to enjoy and a good connection with the rest of the country.
We recommend you consider renting a shared flat for your stay in Gliwice, since this way you can have more of your budget for other activities and experiences in the city, which you might enjoy with your flatmates. They will become some of the closest people during your exchange!
Below, we list some highlights of life in shared flats in this Polish city:
You will find spare rooms in convenient areas to live as a student, such as the historic centre, its surroundings or the Baildona.
Take advantage of the rental savings not only to enjoy Gliwice more but also to travel to Katowice, Krakow, Wrocław, Częstochowa and different places in the Czech Republic Slovakia.
You can choose between single rooms and shared rooms for two or three students.
You have to reach an agreement with your flatmates about the use of heating in winter, especially if its cost is not included in the rental price.
Sometimes it's hard for roommates to stick to cleaning times and schedules, which can lead to bad vibes.
We suggest you download the Erasmus+ apps that you have at your disposal, such as the one from the European Commission, so that your exchange to Gliwice is as good as possible. In these apps, you will find a large amount of relevant and useful information for your stay, as well as advice from students from previous years, such as finding out what the atmosphere of the flat or residence you are going to go to before booking, to be able to make sure it's lively or quieter, depending on what you prefer.
The simplest way you have is to connect with your flatmates, who are the ones who will be there when you arrive at your apartment for the first time. You can also consider the following ways to meet people in this Polish city:
One of the best associations you can join is the ESN SUT GLIWICE, where students volunteer to help arriving students integrate into the university and with the other young people in the city. With this association, you can meet people by being part of many fun events and activities.
You will find two different types of groups. On the one hand, there are those created by the ESN SUT GLIWICE, in which you can check all the planned activities that you can join. On the other hand, there are those created by the university and organized according to the academic year, so that young people who are going to be there at the same time can connect more easily.
Both associations and students, on their own, create Whatsapp or Telegram groups for youngsters to be directly connected, so we recommend that you join those who find them.
In this section, we list some tips for you to take into account when living in a shared flat in the Polish city:
When considering living in a shared room, you must remember that the common areas of the flat are also shared with the others who live there, so you will not have a complete space for yourself.
If you want to live near the area where nightlife is concentrated, look for an apartment in the surroundings of the Plaza del Mercado. It is always full of young people spending the afternoon!
|How much does a shared flat cost in Gliwice?|
|The cost of a spare room in a shared flat or residence in Gliwice generally ranges from €70 onwards, although the average cost is usually around €200 per month. Of course, it depends on if it is a single, double or triple room.|
|How to meet people in Gliwice?|
|Most international students join ESN SUT Gliwice, an association where you can meet people while doing fun activities. There are also Facebook and WhatsApp groups where you can propose your plans.|
|What to ask before entering a shared flat in Gliwice?|
|Ask what the rules of the flat are regarding visits, parties, cleaning, smoking and schedules of your companions. You should also find out if the utility bills are included in the rental price, especially if the heating is used a lot in winter.|
|How to choose ideal roommates in Gliwice?|
|Ideally, they would all share the lifestyle or at least be compatible. This way, they can reach coexistence agreements easily and enjoy more moments and activities together.|
|What are the best apps to find roommates in Gliwice?|
|Erasmus Play is one of the best apps/websites you can use to search and find the ideal room for you in a shared flat.|