GLOSSARY: COMMON SPANISH WORDS RELATED TO HOUSING
ARRENDADOR/CASERO = Landlord
ARRENDAMIENTO/ALQUILER = Rent
ARRENDATARIO/INQUILINO = Tenant
CONTRATO DE ARRENDAMIENTO/ALQUILER =Contract
FIANZA = Deposit
BARRIO = Neighbourhood
VECINO = Neighbour
GASTOS = Utilities (Water, heating, power and Internet)
It's important to check which utilities are included in the price because usually they are not.
The city of Madrid includes 21 districts, each with its own neighbourhoods, 119 total.
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One of the most important decisions that a student will have to make is where to live. Most (international) students choose to share an apartment with other international students. The approximate price to rent a room in the city is usually between 500 € and 600 € per month.
UCM Residence Halls: UCM has different Residence Halls where students can live. Year students are more likely to be accepted. Click here for more information!
Aluni is a company dedicated to the management and marketing of housing accommodation for students and young professionals throughout Spain; they provide high quality services. Other companies that manage housing accommodation for students are CitylifeMadrid and BeMadrid.
Homestays: if you have difficulties finding a place to stay, or you would rather live with a family, a homestay is a great option to considr, as it will allow you to practice your Spanish daily, and immerse much more in the Spanish culture. Some options for homestays in Madrid:
If you are planning to study abroad in Madrid the entire academic year, you may want to know about the "Convive" Project:
RENTAL PROPERTY LISTING WEBSITES
RESA Madrid (Residence listings)
SAL Y VEN (Host spanish families)
MADRID HOUSING GUIDES
BEMADRID (Accommodation advisory service)