The Housing Office

If you book through the Housing Office of the University of St.Gallen you will benefit in several ways. All the rooms and studios are furnished and the kitchens are all fully equipped.

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Arrival in Switzerland

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic there are special rules for people entering Switzerland. It is absolutely necessary to check the regulations regularly.

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Our accomodations are assigned on a "first come - first served" basis.

The application start is 15 April for autumn semester / 15 September for spring semester 
-  through the Mobility Online platform


Our accommodations

All bedrooms have modern furnishings and offer the following interiors:

Single bed with mattress
wardrobe, desk with chair and table lamp
pillow, duvet and bed linen
  (Benefit: Bedlinen can be given to an external
  company for laundering every two weeks, free
  of charge)

WLAN/WiFi in all rooms

Communal laundry room with washing and tumbler, mostly free of charge

caretaker on hand for minor repairs to properties

Important: Towels are not provided


Rental price includes:

• Electricity, heating and water
• Television fees
• Washing machine and tumble dryer (mostly free)
• Cleaning of general areas by external cleaning
• No rental deposit



Kitchens are fully equipped with:
• Cooker and fridge
• Microwave
• Electric Kettle, pans, crockery and cutlery
• Cleaning equipment (hoover, mop, etc.)
• Starter kit with cleaning products


Exchange Students - Organisational Matters

Housing application
If you want to apply for housing through the University, you must complete the housing application in your Mobility-Online account by the deadline and include a copy of the bank transfer confirmation for the non-refundable application fee of CHF 250.-.

Private liability insurance (deductible CHF 200.-- for each case)
The housing office organises a private liability insurance for its students. The insurance covers bodily injury and damages suffered by a third party as a result of your behaviour in your private life. The costs are CHF 20.-- per semester.


Searching for an accommodation on your own

If you prefer to look for housing independently, you are free to seek for accommodation yourself. Please note that most rental flats in Switzerland are not furnished. In addition, the University of St. Gallen cannot assist you when negotiating with landlords if you look for a flat independently. We recommend that you do not pay any fees or rent in advance to any unknown person until you have seen the apartment firsthand.