Zurich

Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Zurich

Zurich is a small but welcoming and cosmopolitan city. Many students and professionals move here to study or work, as the opportunities it offers are very good. For this reason, his student life is dynamic and young, with different environments in different areas of the city.

The Swiss city has a very beautiful old town, with medieval streets and buildings. Besides, it has a beautiful Lake named after the city Zurich and other natural areas very close.

We know that this city is one of the most expensive in the world but, to attract international students, they have different benefits and discounts to make life a little more affordable. For this reason, you are surely wondering, how much does it cost to live in Zurich if you are a student? This depends, to a large extent, on the type of accommodation you are looking for, but prices are generally high. However, from Erasmus Play we make it easy for you to find an accommodation that meets the different characteristics that are important to you: you just have to enter our map, filter and compare between the different accommodation options that appear.

Student apartments for rent in Zurich

As the average rent in this Swiss city is very high, what students who move to Zurich tend to do is share a flat with other young people who are in the same situation. In this way, rental costs and utility bills (electricity, water, internet, etc.) per person are reduced, since the total can be divided among all occupants.

To have a reference price, the cost of a studio flat with a capacity for two people goes from 1500 CHF per month onwards. Also, a two-bedroom apartment starts at CHF 2,115 and a three-bedroom apartment costs CHF 4,500 per month.

Student room for rent in Zurich

A good option when looking for accommodation in Zurich is to rent a room in an apartment shared with other students. Most rooms and floors include features such as a television, washer, dryer, closet, heat, and/or dishwasher. Of course, make sure it has a kitchen and that you will be able to prepare your food, because if you have to eat out every day your budget will increase exponentially.

The price of the room depends on the location of the flat and its size. Generally, the further away from the city centre the cheaper the price. It can go from 890 CHF per month onwards. Besides, the average is 1200 CHF per month, expenses included.

Student accommodation in Zurich

Finding student accommodation in Zurich can be a difficult task. For this reason, we recommend that you take into account the information that we give below and that you reserve your apartment or room as soon as possible. That way you make sure you have a varied offer available.

Apartments for rent in the Mühlebach district

The Mühlebach district is located south of the centre of Zurich. It has many sites of interest, such as parks and its famous lake. Also, it has a good connection with the rest of the city by public transport. In this area you will find, above all, apartments with one or two rooms to share with other students who move to study in Zurich.

Apartments in the Alt-Wiedikon neighbourhood

This area is a bit far from the city, but in about 20 minutes by public transport you can reach the centre of Zurich. Thanks to the fact that it is distant, it is one of the areas where you will be able to find slightly more affordable prices. For example, an apartment for two people in this neighbourhood starts at CHF 1980 per month onwards.

Rooms for Rent in Hottingen

This neighbourhood is located southeast of the centre but has good tram connections to get there easily and in a short time. Here you will also find apartments and rooms for students cheaper than in other more central areas. A room in a shared flat is priced from CHF 900 per month onwards.

Erasmus accommodation near the University of Zurich

The campus of the University of Zurich is located in the city centre, and the Polytechnic University of Zurich (ETH) is very close. The Altstadt and Hochschulen neighbourhoods would be good options to find accommodation near these institutions. Also, Mühlebach is just a few minutes away by public transport, and if you have a bike you can also get there fast. To the north, the Oberstrass neighbourhood would also be a good alternative.

University residence in Zurich

This option is widely chosen by international students who move to this city, as it is usually quite affordable. Of course, keep in mind that some buildings can be very old. Also, the rooms available in residences are limited, so they will surely put you on a waiting list to assign you a place.

The price of a room in a shared apartment in a student residence in Zurich ranges from CHF 1,660 onwards.

Frequently asked questions about Zurich

How to find a student flat in Zurich?
Finding a rental apartment in Zurich can be complicated and stressful, but with the Erasmus Play search engine, you will be able to compare between the different options, to choose the one that best suits you. Besides, you will have the possibility of booking 100% online and in a secure way.
What is the approximate monthly expense for a student in Zurich?
The cost of living in Zurich is quite high. Assuming you rent a room in a shared flat for CHF 890 and adding transportation and food expenses, think that you should have around CHF 1200 per month. You can buy a bike to save on public transportation, and be sure to take advantage of the discounts offered for students.
Where to live in Zurich if you are a student?
The average rent in the city is quite expensive, but keep in mind that the further you go from the centre, the cheaper the price will be. Some of the neighborhoods most chosen by students are Mühlebach, Alt-Wiedikon, Hottingen and Hochschulen.
How much does a student room cost in Zurich?
This depends on both the size and characteristics of the room and the location of the floor. The price can range from CHF 890 per month for a room in an apartment a bit far from the centre, with an average of CHF 1200 per month.
Why study in Zurich?
First of all, the University of Zurich is one of the most prestigious in the world. Also, in the city you will be able to enjoy a multicultural environment, sharing moments with people from all over the world. Also, the city has many places of interest and leisure offers for students, especially during the summer.
What is the exchange rate from Euros and CHF, Swiss Francs
You have to know that in Switzerland they do not use Euros as most European countries but rather they use Swiss Francs, on average the exchange is 1€ = 1,10 CHF. So always keep in mind that one euro exchange for 1.10 Swiss francs
What is the exchange rate from Dollars and CHF, Swiss Francs
The exchange rate between the US Dollar and the Swiss Francs is normally around; 1.00 US Dollar = 0.93 Swiss Francs.

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