Living off campus

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Distances are short in Switzerland and public transport is efficient. As the Lausanne property market is competitive, you may benefit from extending your search area, and the prices may also be more attractive.

Search engines 

There are many websites listing apartments and houses to rent in the Lausanne region. They will allow you to define your search criteria and programme alerts in order to receive emails with information about properties newly on the market. 

Here is a non-exhaustive list:

Anibis Immostreet Lausanne Tourisme
Comparis UMS Bnb
Immoscout Sabbaticalhomes Visionapartements
Homegate Housinganywhere Studentsplace4u
Silobleu (minimum six mois)    

Estate agents

Estate agents also publish advertisements on their own websites. You might wish to call them to check what is available.

Small ads

You should also check the “small ads” section in the local press, or use it yourself to publish an advertisement about your search.

Personal networking

People often find accommodation through their own networks. Think about letting those around you (for example your future colleagues at UNIL) know that you are looking for an apartment or a house.

Symbole_Attention.jpg Beware of scams! 

Beware of adverts which look too good to be true (low price, perfect location, individually managed etc.) particularly when a money transfer is demanded (via Western Union, MoneyGram, etc.)

  • If possible, visit the accommodation before renting it, making an advance payment or paying a deposit.
  • Never transfer money through Western Union, MoneyGram or similar organisations.
  • If you are asked for a deposit or advance payment of rent, make the payment to a Swiss bank account.

If in doubt, please contact the Welcome Centre for advice.

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Mrs Marcelina Klaus Gaillard

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