It is known that the cost of living in Sweden is quite high, especially compared to other European countries such as France or Spain. However, numerous students choose Uppsala University for their exchange for various reasons. On one hand, for the possibility of delving into the Nordic culture and getting to know its traditions more closely. On the other hand, to be able to enjoy the high quality of teaching and the Swedish educational system, recognized worldwide.
We tell you that one of the ways you have to make your exchange a little more affordable is to live in a room in a shared apartment since living with flatmates means that the rent costs are divided among all of you.
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These are some pros and cons of living in a shared apartment in this Swedish city:
There are different apps you can use before, during and after your Erasmus+ in Uppsala. These applications provide facilities to students, such as instructions to carry out procedures, advice and information about the city. One of the tips that you can find is that you remember to bring good warm clothes for winter and that winter does not throw you back because you will quickly get used to it enjoying everything that the city has to offer despite the snow.
In this section, we will tell you about some ways you can meet people in the Swedish city, both before arriving and upon arrival in Uppsala:
At Uppsala University you will find what they call “Nations”, in the style of fraternities. You can choose among 13 different “Nations” from dances, clubs, theatre groups, etc.
One of the Facebook groups you should join is “International Students of Uppsala University”. It belongs to the International Committee of the University and in it, you will find the calendar with all the activities they organize and of which you can be a part. There are also groups divided according to the academic calendar, such as “Erasmus Uppsala 2022/2023”.
Most Facebook groups create groups on Whatsapp, where updates come faster. This also occurs between students and Nations. In them, you get to introduce yourself and be in contact with students who want to carry out different plans in their free time.
Keep the following recommendations in mind related to living in a shared apartment in this Swedish city:
|How much does a shared flat cost in Uppsala?|
|The price of spare rooms in shared apartments in this city is usually between €460 and €1,000 per month, so you have to compare carefully to choose the ideal one for you.|
|How to find roommates in Uppsala?|
|We suggest that you look in online communities such as Erasmus Play, in which you can filter among your preferred accommodation characteristics, easily picking the one that holds all your interesting amenities.|
|Why share a student flat in Uppsala?|
|Because the cost of living in Sweden is very high, sharing a flat is usually the best form of accommodation for a student's budget. In this way, you will be able to take advantage of the savings in rent to enjoy different activities and plans.|
|What should I know when entering to share a flat in Uppsala?|
|You have to find out the habits and lifestyles of your flatmates to find out if you are compatible. You should also ask what the rules of the apartment are in terms of cleaning, schedules, noise, visits, etc.|
|How to choose ideal roommates in Uppsala?|
|We think that ideally one of your flatmates should be Swedish, so you can get a closer look at the local way of life. However, we also recommend that everyone have different nationalities, so they can enrich their experience in a multicultural environment.|