Poznan's low cost of living and international student atmosphere make the city the perfect place to live for a while.
The locals are usually friendly and willing to help with anything you need. They are very open to international students, so living in a shared flat will surely give you good experiences. If you are lucky enough to have one of your flatmates from Poland, you will surely make a great friend!
We will tell you what some of the most outstanding are:
You can choose from a large number of available rooms, in different neighbourhoods. You have to choose the one that is best for you. Keep in mind that central neighbourhoods like Stare Miasto tend to have a slightly higher rental cost than areas like Osiedle Jaggielonski, Łazarz or Jeżyce.
You will be able to choose between single rooms and shared rooms between two or three people. Likewise, the spare rooms can be part of private shared flats or university residences.
The room is going to be the only space in the apartment that you will have completely for yourself, so you have to think carefully if you want to rent a single or shared room. If you choose the latter for budget, we recommend that you talk to your roommate to come up with an arrangement where the two of you can have some alone time.
Some of the owners prefer that the rent is for a minimum of one year, so you have to look closely at the rental conditions.
Do you want the planning, during and after your exchange to be simpler? Download some of the Apps for Erasmus+ that you have at your disposal, in which you can find useful information of all kinds for your mobility to Poznan. You will also find information to enjoy the city more, such as if you are interested in visiting a museum in the city you can go on Tuesdays since some of them are free on that day of the week.
As soon as you arrive in the city you can take the opportunity to meet your flatmates, who will accompany you from the first moment. You can also use some of the following ways to meet people in this Polish city:
The Erasmus Student Network has a section in several of the universities in this city. For example, you can join ESN UAM Poznań at Adam Mickiewicz University or ESN Poznań (Politechnika) at Poznan University of Technology. In them, you will have the opportunity to meet a large number of students from different parts of the world.
Some of the most active Facebook groups for Erasmus are those belonging to ESNs. In these groups, you can find out about all the activities and events organized by the association, as well as sign up to join them. This is the best way for you to meet other students and get deeper into the local culture.
Students usually create WhatsApp groups to have more immediate communication between them, surely you will find one to join to meet people. In addition to this, you can propose the plans you want to make to enjoy the city, such as going to the famous Manakin restaurant or enjoying the lakes and outdoor parks.
Some recommendations for living in this Polish city are:
Take advantage of the extra money in your budget that comes from saving by living in a shared flat to travel to other Polish cities and explore more of the culture. In addition, the ESN of the universities usually has agreements with low-cost airlines to travel affordably!
Student life in Poznań is very lively and you will always find something to do. Remember to keep track of your expenses so you can be calm at the end of the month.
|How much does a shared flat cost in Poznan?|
|In general, the minimum cost of a spare room in a shared apartment is around €100 per month and the maximum is €700 per month. However, keep in mind that the average is around €250 per month for a single room.|
|Where to look for shared flats in Poznan?|
|In Erasmus Play you will be able to compare single rooms, shared rooms and shared flats complete and verified. You will also be able to make a reservation 100% online and secure when you find the ideal accommodation for you.|
|How to meet people in Poznan?|
|You can join the ESN that corresponds to your university, such as ESN UAM Poznań or ESN Poznań (Politechnika). You can also join various Facebook and Whatsapp groups that you have available.|
|What are the advantages of sharing a flat in Poznan?|
|Some of the most notable advantages are: saving on the cost of rent and utility bills, being able to choose the most convenient neighbourhoods for students (Stare Miasto, Łazarz or Jeżyce) and living together in a multicultural environment.|
|How to choose ideal roommates in Poznań?|
|Everyone living in the apartment should have similar or at least compatible lifestyles. Mainly regarding their activities during the day and schedules, for example. If there is someone who wants to have parties every day and another does not, it would be convenient to reach an agreement.|