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ACCOMMODATION FOR INTERNS

It can be difficult, sometimes impossible, to find and secure a room for rent (in someone's apartment / house) from abroad. Indeed, it is best to visit the place first, and to see it with your own eyes. It is also always better to meet the person you will share the accommodation with beforehand.

In order to visit potential rooms for rent once in Geneva, you may have to first book temporary accommodation. Here is a list of budget temporary accommodation.

Please note that the most affordable options are often booked months beforehand.

If you will be doing an internship for an International Organization, a Permanent Mission, a Consulate, an NGO (registered with the State of Geneva) and would like to rent a room for rent, please register to  la Bourse du logement.

ROOMS FOR RENT / FLAT SHARING

Online platforms:

Information for tenants

The tenant must notify his landlord of any co-location: residents, subtenants or servants must be declared to the Office cantonal de la population et des migrations (OCPM).

Furnished residences for students

Networking, association & forum
 
Become a member of an association or network to make your stay easier:
  • GIA: Geneva Intern Association, association working in international organisations in Geneva
  •  glocals.com: expatriates community organizing various activities in Geneva and the region 

RENTALS

The average monthly rent for a room is between CHF 700 to CHF 1,200 depending on location, standing, furniture, access to common spaces and separate bathrooms.

A safety deposit will often be required, please make sure that you do not hand over the amount in cash or directly transfer it to the landlord's account, but instead create a separate deposit account.

INSURANCES

If needed, short term insurances are available for new arrivals insurance.

 

 

BOURSE DU LOGEMENT:
REGISTRATION

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WARNING

Be mindful about those offers, often too good to be true, that ask you for an account via financial services, or mention "I am abroad right now, but I will send you the keys via…"; those are scams. Be particularly careful with offers coming from students.ch.

 

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