Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Liège
Flatshare in Liège

Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Liège

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Liège's higher-level institutions, such as the University of Liège and all its faculties, attract numerous international students every year who move to the city to enjoy the Belgian culture for a season. When looking for accommodation you have to take into account the location of the campus to choose a convenient location. If you want to live together with roommates, you will surely find a shared flat in well-connected neighbourhoods, such as the centre of Liège, Feronstree, Avroy and Longdoz.

Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Liège

These are some pros and cons of living in shared flats in the Belgian city:

Advantages of sharing a flat in Liège

  • Spare rooms in shared flats can be located all over Liège, which makes it easy to find accommodation near the University of Liège (Sart-Tilman), the Place du XX août or the HEC Business School.

  • With the extra savings on the rent, you can travel around Belgium and other nearby countries, such as Germany and the Netherlands.

  • If one of your roommates is local, you will be able to practice French with him/her and delve deeper into Liege.

Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Liège

  • In many cases, utility bills (internet, water, electricity, gas, etc.) are not included in the rental price. We recommend that you ask the owner for a monthly estimate to calculate the total monthly cost of utility bills.

  • You have to reach an agreement with your roommates about the use of heating and air conditioning since in winter temperatures are usually very cold and in summer the temperature can exceed 30ºC.

Erasmus App for your exchange programme in Liège

You will find a lot of apps for Erasmus+ that will help you make your exchange the best it can be since, in them, you will find a lot of useful information and advice from young people who have already been there. One tip to keep in mind is that it rains a lot in Liège, so you should bring appropriate clothing or buy it when you get there. Of course, they also ensure that you adapt quickly to the weather and that you learn to enjoy everything that the city offers despite the rain.

How to meet people in Liège

These are some of the ways you have to meet people in this Belgian city, in addition to befriending your flatmates.

Student associations in Liège

The various universities in the city of Liège usually have an association called the Erasmus Student Network that provides support to international students. You can find the ESN HEPL at the Haute Ecole de la Province de Liège, the ESN HEC Liège at the University of Liège Business School, and the ESN ULiège at the University of Liège in general.

Facebook groups for Erasmus in Liège

On this platform, you will find groups from each of the associations named above and a general ESN group where you will be able to connect with students who are at other universities. With these associations can participate in a lot of fun activities, such as theme parties, bar hangouts, adventure tours, affordable travel, game nights, language exchange, camping, and more.

WhatsApp groups for Erasmus in Liège

In associations and some online forums, you will find links to WhatsApp groups for Erasmus that are going to Liège. It would be convenient for you to join them to get in touch with other young people before you arrived in the city, being able to meet students from different parts of the world who are going to other universities.

Tips for living in a shared apartment in Liège

Keep these recommendations in mind:

  • Surely, during your exchange, you can enjoy at least one of the many festivals that are celebrated in Liège during the year. Some of them are the Walloon Heritage Days and the Festivals in September, the International Festival du Film Policier in April-May, the Summer Beer Lovers' Festival in June, and La Nocturne des Coteaux and Voo Rire in October.

  • Winter in Liège is cold. If you are there during winter, talk to your roommates about the use of heating and reach an agreement on it, thus avoiding misunderstandings.

Frequently asked questions about sharing a flat in Liège

How much does a shared flat cost in Liège?
The price of spare rooms in shared flats usually starts at €300 and up, although the average cost is around €450 per month.
Where to look for shared flats in Liège?
The most convenient thing to do is use Erasmus Play, where you can easily compare all available and verified rooms and shared flats.
How to meet people in Liege?
One of the best alternatives you have is to join the ESN of the different universities, with which you can meet people while participating in events and activities. There are also Facebook and WhatsApp groups where you can get in touch before arriving in the city.
Share a flat or live alone in Liège?
As a student, you will have more fun sharing a flat because it allows you to live with young people from different parts of the world and learn from them. In addition, it will allow your budget to do more fun activities.
What should I take into account when entering a flatshare in Liège?
You have to know that each person has different habits, so you will have to get used to coexistence in a multicultural environment. Respect the space and schedule of others, and keep communication open to avoid bad vibes.