Leiria

Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Leiria

Leiria is a city located in the historic province of Beira Litoral, in central Portugal. It can be found next to the National Forest of Leiria, a forest planted in the 12th century to prevent the advance of the dunes on the coast, so crossing that forest you reach the beach. In this city, you will also be able to enjoy historic buildings and the old Baixa district with its cobbled streets.

The student atmosphere in Leiria is usually quite lively, many national and international students move to this city every year to study. You will find many activities to do during the day and many places to go at night, including bars and clubs.

Are you looking for student accommodation in Leiria? Keep reading! In this article, we will tell you all the details that you have to take into account to find your ideal accommodation easily and quickly. In addition, from Erasmus Play you will be able to make a reservation securely.

Student apartments for rent in Leiria

If you want to rent a complete apartment for yourself, you have to know that in Leiria you will find two different options: rent a studio, that is, with a room for one or two people, or with more rooms to share between several students. As a general rule, the flats are fully furnished and have everything a student needs, including basic appliances such as an oven, microwave, and refrigerator.

As a reference, the cost of studio flats is usually between a range of € 320 and € 500 per month. In the case of shared apartments, one with two bedrooms has an average price of approximately € 650 per month.

Student room for rent in Leiria

Are you looking to rent a cheap room for students in Leiria? You will surely find the ideal one for you easily, especially if you compare the available and verified rooms in the Erasmus Play search engine. Take a good look at the entry requirements for each room as some may have special conditions, such as only accepting people of the same sex, or that it is mandatory to rent and pay for the full month even if your entry to the apartment is in the middle of the month, etc. You can consult these doubts directly with our partners since they have direct contact with the owners.

In general, the price of rooms in shared flats in Leiria goes from € 180 onwards and can go up to € 300 per month. However, the average cost is usually around € 250 per month.

Student accommodation in Leiria

Next, we will advise you on the most chosen neighbourhoods by international students who come to live their Erasmus experience in Leiria, both because of its proximity to the city centre and the university.

Apartments for rent in the historic centre of Leiria

Choosing this neighbourhood to live in, which is also known as Baixa, is always a good idea since most of the frequented leisure places are here. From the centre, you will also be able to easily reach the university and the train station (you will use it a lot to travel to other nearby cities).

Apartments west of Baixa

This area, where the Santo António dos Capuchos Convent is located, for example, is very close to the city centre and next to some of the faculties of the Polytechnic University of Leiria. Thanks to this, it is a very good area to live in, since you will be able to easily reach everywhere on foot.

Rooms for rent in Telheiro

This neighbourhood is located southeast of the city centre, a few minutes by public transport from it. It has a park, several restaurants, bars and shops that you will be able to go to if you live there.

Erasmus accommodation near the Polytechnic University of Leiria 

The Polytechnic of Leiria has five campuses in total, three of which are located in the city of Leiria. These campuses are:

  • ESECS - School of Education and Social Sciences: the faculties of these disciplines are located on a campus located south of the centre of Leiria, a few minutes walk from it.
  • ESTG - School of Technology and Management: This campus is a little more southwest than the previous one, so it is further from the centre. However, you will be able to reach it in approximately 30 minutes on foot.
  • ESSLEI - School of Health Sciences: the faculties of this campus are located next to that of ESTG, so it is also located southwest of the centre of Leiria.

University residence in Leiria

There are still no student residences available in this Portuguese city. For this reason, as an alternative, international young people who move to live their Erasmus experience in Leiria usually rent a room in a shared flat. In this way, you will also have the experience of sharing accommodation with other students, living day to day with them and learning about their cultures.

Frequently Asked Questions about studying in Leiria 

How much does a student apartment cost in Leiria?
This depends on whether it is a flat to share between several students or a studio type, for one or two people. The latter usually have a price between € 320 and € 500 per month, and the apartments to share depend on the number of rooms they have, but it is approximately € 650 per month for one of three rooms.
How to find cheap student accommodation in Leiria?
We recommend that you use the Erasmus Play search engine, in which you will be able to compare the different verified apartments, rooms and residences from a multitude of online platforms and websites. In addition, once you find the ideal one for you, you will be able to make the reservation 100% online and secure.
Where to look for accommodation near the Polytechnic University of Leiria?
If you want to find accommodation near the Polytechnic University of Leiria, you have to figure out which of the three campuses you are going to go to, to view its location as so as the most convenient nearby neighbourhoods. Please note that they are at most a 30-minute walk from the city centre.
What is the approximate monthly expense for a student in Leiria?
Living in Leiria does not usually have a high cost, but this will always depend on your lifestyle. For example, if you go out to eat at night, your budget will increase considerably. Here estimates that you have to have around € 550 a month between renting a room with an average price, food expenses and some leisure.
Why go on Erasmus to Leiria?
In this beautiful Portuguese city, you will be able to enjoy the local culture, living and sharing with students from other parts of the world. Here you will also be able to take advantage to study or improve your Portuguese language and surely your English as well. In addition, from Leiria, you will be able to travel to other Portuguese cities and get to know the rest of the country.

 

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