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

Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Mulhouse

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This city in the east of France welcomes many international students who want to learn the language and immerse themselves in the local culture. Another very attractive feature of Mulhouse is that it is close to Strasbourg (less than an hour by train) and that it has a good connection with Switzerland and Germany, so you can take the opportunity to explore the nearby areas of these three countries. To have more budget for trips and activities, young people usually rent a shared apartment. In this type of accommodation, the cost is typically lower, as it is divided among all the roommates.

Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Mulhouse

These are some pros and cons of living in shared flats in this French city:

Advantages of sharing a flat in Mulhouse

  • You will surely find a spare room in a flat with a convenient location, as in the districts of the historic centre of Mulhouse, Franklin-Fridolin and La Fonderie. Of course, we recommend that you check where your faculty is located to choose the most convenient location.

  • You can take advantage of the extra in your budget to travel to other French cities and also to Germany and Switzerland, which are very close.

Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Mulhouse

  • Getting a place in one of the student residences is often very complicated, so you have to apply well in advance to be assigned one.

  • Mulhouse has a quiet nightlife, so many flats frequently hold a lot of gatherings and parties. You must see if you want to live in that environment or prefer a less busy one.

Erasmus App for your exchange programme in Mulhouse

You have at your disposal several Apps for Erasmus+ in which you will find information and data that will help you plan your exchange. You will also be able to read advice from students who live or have lived in Mulhouse, such as finding out at the stations what transport passes are available for young people, so you can travel everywhere more affordably.

How to meet people in Mulhouse

In addition to making friends with your flatmates when you arrive in the city, we recommend that you consider some of the following options for meeting people in the French city:

Student associations in Mulhouse

The University of Haute Alsace offers your students the possibility of joining an association that is of interest to them. There are the most diverse fields, such as different sports, nationalities and religions, cultural interests and other current issues.

Facebook groups for Erasmus in Mulhouse

Surely you will find Facebook groups of the different associations you can join. They normally share all the activities that you can take part of, which differ depending on which association you have chosen.

WhatsApp groups for Erasmus in Mulhouse

Both the associations and the students themselves in forums usually share links to WhatsApp groups in which you will be able to connect with other students who are in the city. Together with them, you will be able to organize different plans and further explore the city of Mulhouse and its surroundings.

Tips for living in a shared student apartment in Mulhouse

We share some tips for you to consider when living in a shared flat in this French city:

  • Some rooms may have a private bathroom or balcony, although their price is usually a little higher than those that do not.

  • Remember that the French government typically gives scholarships to subsidize accommodation, called CAF. You have to check if you and the flat you are in meet the requirements to receive it, so you fill out the paperwork and request it.

Frequently asked questions about sharing a flat in Mulhouse

How much does a shared flat cost in Mulhouse?
The price of a spare room in this French city usually ranges from €320 and up, with an approximate average of €430-450 per month. However, remember that it can increase a lot depending on the flat's location and its characteristics.
How to find roommates in Mulhouse?
The best thing you can do is search online communities such as Erasmus Play, where you will also be able to compare the different alternatives for shared flats in the city in the east of France.
Why share a student flat in Mulhouse?
Because it allows you to save on rent and have that money to carry out more activities and travel to other nearby places, in France and in nearby Germany and Switzerland. It will also make you be accompanied in those first moments in which you feel alone and far from home.
What to ask before entering a flat share in Mulhouse?
You have to find out if the utility bills are included in rent since, since, if the cost of heating is not included, you will have to pay an extra that can be higher at the end of the month in the winter.
How to choose ideal roommates in Mulhouse?
The ideal would be that among all the housemates, lifestyle is at least compatible so that they can avoid problems generated by coexistence and share different experiences. Also, make sure that at least one of your classmates is a French native, so you can practice the language more.