Where do students live?
No matter, whether you’re new at university or already a senior, every student is constantly looking for the best place to live. There are many options with advantages and disadvantages.
If it works for everybody, living at home is obviously very practical because you do not have to move, pay rent, etc. Furthermore, you’re not completely on your own in your daily life and have your family’s support.
If you crave a little bit more autonomy, but do not want to be on your own, then a shared flat is perfect for you. You live with one or two other students in a private apartment. You share costs, common areas, responsibility, tasks, etc. The biggest disadvantage: You have to take care of everything yourselves and costs can vary, especially for energy.
A room or an apartment in a dormitory is perfect if you want your own four walls, but still need the community feeling. Organisation is super simple and practical in everyday life.
For autonomous students, a solo apartment is a great alternative. You have all the liberties of living alone, but also all the duties and tasks in a household as well as sometimes higher costs for rent and energy.
You are not sure if a dormitory is the best option for you? Here are 10 advantages of living in a dormitory!