University life : Housing
Barcelona Centre Universitari (BCU) offers extracurricular services to the community of foreign university students studying in Barcelona. Through the BCU, Resa Housing offers comprehensive housing services to international students and researchers.
You can search its database and make online bookings for free. Help is available in Catalan, Spanish, English, French and Italian. It also offers free legal advice on rental contracts and provides a short-term rental contract service. Its fees are much lower than average (maximum €200).
Student halls of residence
Halls of residence are a good option because they offer accommodation and a whole raft of services to help students with academic and university life.
UPF halls of residence
The university has two halls of residence: one by the Ciutadella campus and one by the Mar campus. Preference is given to students staying for the full academic year. If you are staying for less than 9 months, we recommend you look into other options.
UPF also has agreements with other halls of residence offering student deals, ranging from large halls of residence with different types of housing to smaller halls with more of a family feel:
Halls of residence with different types of housing
Halls of residence with a family feel
Halls of residence outside Barcelona
Housing Anywhere is a student-to-student housing platform that lets you rent accommodation from students who are on an exchange programme abroad. It also lets you rent out a room to foreign students in your home city. Incoming students have to enter their ESCI-UPF email address to sign in.
When you make a concrete booking an administrative fee will be charged as part of Housing Anywhere’s secure booking system.
PFU is involved with two alternative housing programmes:
- Programa Viure i Conviure [Living Together Programme]. This initiative provides company for elderly people living alone. Students on this programme get free accommodation and other benefits.
- Projecte de Lloguer Solidari [Affordable Rent Programme]. This project offers affordable rented rooms to university students aged 35 or under. It enables families (including single parents) and elderly people to rent out a spare room to help make ends meet.
Online search engine
Nuroa is a real-estate search engine that includes apartments, houses and rooms for rent or sale on a single website.