Accommodation when studying abroad

  • Both private accommodation option off-campus and on-campus dorms, depending on the destination.
  • The accommodation options via the private market are usually across the board much more luxurious than student housing on campus. Private accommodation options are still very affordable because of the generally lower prices in Asia.
  • In the Asian business culture, it’s common to do business face-to-face and arranging accommodation in advance by email or phone may be difficult. This is nothing to worry about, though, because taking care of housing arrangements once you are on location at the destination is straightforward. This is also when the details of the rental agreement and the final price are agreed upon.
  • Some students choose affordable accommodation without any extra conveniences, while others want to live large during their exchange and dip into their own swimming pool after classes. It is worthwhile looking into all different options and it’s up to you to choose the accommodation that best suits your needs.

If you want to ask around for a roommate in advance, you can do so on AE’s Facebook.

After the application round has closed, AE will send students the Asia Exchange Guide that includes, among other things, detailed information on accommodation options recommended by our previous students.

Accommodation for the first days

We recommend only booking your long-time accommodation once at the destination (unless you have a dorm room on-campus).

Students usually stay at hostels/hotels for the first week and get to know the other students/potential roommates during the orientation events.

We recommend booking the accommodation for your first days via Agoda. You can use the search box below.

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