You have several options for arranging accommodation while studying in the Czech Republic. Some universities provide student dormitories or you can arrange your own housing in a private flat. The costs will depend on the location and quality of the accommodation.
Most universities in the Czech Republic offer students the possibility of being accommodated in dormitories. Single rooms are rare, so you will probably share the room with a room-mate. The accommodation is usually apartment-type, consisting of two twin rooms with a shared kitchenette, shower and toilet. Rooms are usually equipped with all basic furniture items (bed, desk, chair and shelves). Kitchens are equipped with a cooker, refrigerator, running water and basic kitchen furniture. The rest, like curtains, carpets, blankets, pillows, cleaning equipment, dishes, water boilers, toasters etc., is up to the student.
Information about this kind of accommodation can be found either via the Department of International Relations or via the university´s website. You will either be able to reserve a room by yourself or will be provided further information by the programme coordinator at the university where you will study.
Prices vary but an average monthly fee is around 120 EUR per month in the room with roommates (usually two people living in one room). Prices include bedding and bed linen, access to a shared kitchenette or kitchen and bathroom facilities, and utility costs.
Living in a dorm is a great way to get to know other people and share your experience, as you will meet a lot of students from various backgrounds.
Students can also find their own private accommodation, usually either a room in a shared flat, or a flat. It is common for international students to share bigger flats especially in the city centre. This is a good option to take after you have settled in and know your way around. Own housing has the advantage of choosing your flat mates and the area.
Prices depend on size, location and the equipment of the flat. The rent is about 500-800 EUR per month for a 2–3 bedroom flat. A room in a private flat will cost cca 250 EUR per month. Be prepared to pay a deposit as well. It will be returned to you upon your departure, provided that the accommodation is left in acceptable condition.
Private rooms or flats can be found through newspaper advertisements, websites or real estate agencies. Do not forget to have a look at the notice boards in the university building too. You can also check the following websites to search for private apartments: