Housing options - University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons

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Overview

Overview

Chur is the capital city of the canton of the Grisons, Switzerland's largest holiday region. Holiday destinations famous throughout the world, such as Arosa, Davos Klosters, Flims Laax Falera, Lenzerheide and St. Moritz are not far away and easily accessible from Chur. Chur is the only city in Switzerland to have its own summer and winter sport resort: Brambrüesch.

At the UAS Grisons, there are various student associations where you can meet new people, talk about your study programme or participate in social and sporting events. In addition, the university sport programme of the UAS Grisons offers a wide range of courses and activities in which you can discover the sporting side of Chur – such as the climbing hall with an outdoor climbing area.

Chur is well connected with public and private transport. There are regular train or bus connections to Zurich, St. Gallen and the main Grisons valleys.

Accommodation

Accommodation

The University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons does not have its own accommodation. The most popular housing options among students are shared apartments, halls of residence, hotel apartments or private flats.

Shared apartment

Students who would like to become subtenants of another student in a shared apartment can search for a room in the UAS Grisons accommodation portal. The website wgzimmer.ch also offers the possibility to find a shared flat.

The cost of a room in a shared apartment comes to around CHF 500 to CHF 750 per month. You can find information about renting a flat in Switzerland in the "Living in Switzerland” information sheet.

Halls of residence

Halls of residence are a popular option for foreign students. Generally speaking, halls of residence are furnished and offer unlimited Wi-Fi access, have laundry facilities and a cafeteria with good quality daily menus. 

  • Wohnbetrieb Konvikt
    The rental arrangement are taken care of by the UAS Grisons. The rooms in the Konvikt student residence are very popular and consequently mainly available for English-speaking students. If you would like to be put on a waiting list, send a short e-mail stating your motivations for applying to international.office@fhgr.ch.

    The costs stand at CHF 4,422.80 incl. VAT per semester (fixed price). Half board is included in the price: breakfast from Monday to Friday, dinner from Monday to Thursday.
     
  • Wohnbetrieb Salufer
    The costs stand at around CHF 400 per month. A communal kitchen for self-catering is available.
     
  • Bündner Lehrlingshaus
    The costs stand at approximately CHF 700 to CHF 830 per month. Breakfast and dinner are included in the price (half board).
     
  • Casa Florentini
    The costs are approximately CHF 775 to CHF 1,030 per month. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the price (full board).

Hotel apartments

Students who would like to rent a furnished room or studio in a hotel can look for suitable accommodation with the following providers: 

Private flats

Students who want to rent their own flat have the option to gain information themselves via real estate search engines and set up corresponding search subscriptions. For your own flat, you should expect costs from CHF 900 per month. Please note the period of notice and the minimum rental period.

Rent fraud

Rent fraud

Be aware of cyber criminals offering rooms or alleged rental properties on the Internet.

  • You should also be wary of offers that appear "too good to be true".
  • Inspect the rental property yourself or, if this is not possible, have it inspected by a person you trust.
  • Be careful when transferring money. The request to make an online bank transfer is often a sign of a fraud, as electronic bank transfers can rarely be reversed.
  • Use common sense and be alert to anything that doesn't add up.