Student Accommodation in Barcelona
There are many ways to experience real student living in Barcelona, whether it be through a shared student apartment or a busy student residence. Whatever you choose, EU is on hand to support you every step of the way.
- Situated in a central location, our campus is easily accessible from all parts of the city via public transport. As a city popular to both study and work in, finding accommodation in Barcelona can be a real challenge. Therefore, we encourage all new students to begin their housing search while waiting for their final enrollment documents.
- There are several neighborhoods in the city which are more popular than others for international student accommodation in Barcelona, so before deciding on your student accommodation in Barcelona, you can speak with our student services department about the details and safety of each area.
- Before deciding on your international student accommodation in Barcelona, it is important to ensure you gather all the pertinent information first. There are many options available to students depending on their personal and financial situation.
Finding accommodation in Barcelona can be a real challenge for incoming students. As one of the major and fastest-growing cities in Europe, Barcelona attracts thousands of jobseekers and people pursuing further education.
We believe that a comfortable and inspirational living environment is an important part of any educational experience, and a stressful search for accommodation should not affect the academic success of our students.
A good place to start, is looking at what kind of accommodation would fit your needs best. Take our quiz and find out:
Do you like to socialize?
b. Not really
c. Only on weekends
You want to live near...
a. other students
b. the EU campus
c. Plaza Cataluña
What is your budget?
a. I have a flexible budget
b. Money is not a problem
c. The cheaper the better
Are you a risk taker?
a. I don't like risks at all
b. I like calculated risks
c. Risky is my business
Do you speak Spanish or Catalan?
b. Un poquito/Una mica
c. I was born to speak Spanish/Catalan
EU Barcelona has partnerships with student residences in various parts of the city, ranging from a five-minute walk to campus to 30 minutes via public transport. Living in close proximity to other students helps you adapt, both to the city and your new lifestyle. It's a great opportunity to meet people from different backgrounds without having to worry about household chores. Residences range from €650 to €1,500 (depends on the type of room and board).
Having your own apartment is something that will appeal to you if you like tranquility, you enjoy your own company and don't like to compromise on your personal space. Here are some things you should take in to consideration when you want to find your own place:
The usual minimum rental period is one year, but some agencies will accept short-term rentals
The cost of the rental contract is generally the same amount as the one-month rental price or 10% of the annual price
You are usually required to pay a deposit of two months, which will be returned to you at the end of the rental period as long as it is in good condition
Studios/flats start from €650 and bills are generally not included*.
Sharing an apartment is a popular choice in Spain and it's a lot cheaper than living on your own. Plus, if you are lucky, it may help you make some great friends along the way. It’s a flexible option but you must be willing to compromise.
Sharing a flat is the cheapest option (€300-€500 per month)*.
*Remember when looking for a flat in Barcelona, it is important to clearly understand the terms and conditions of the rental agreement. If you do not speak Spanish, have a native speaker accompany you and do not sign anything until the conditions of your lease are understood by both you and your landlord.