Since 1997, UPF, together with the rest of the universities in the Province of Barcelona, the Barcelona City Council and the Catalan Government (Generalitat de Catalunya), has been collaborating with the Barcelona Centre Universitari (BCU) , an organism offering services relating to extracurricular university life for the community of foreign students studying in Barcelona. Through the BCU, Resa Housing offers complete housing services for international students and researchers.
This housing service allows you to search its database and make reservations online for free, can assist you in different languages (Catalan, Spanish, English, French and Italian) and rounds off its services with free legal advice on rental contracts. It also provides short-term rental contract service. In addition, its honoraria are much lower than average (maximum 200 euros).
UPF also has agreements with other residence halls that offer students advantages. Among these you will find large residence halls with different types of housing, as well as smaller residence halls where you will feel like family:
Housing Anywhere.com is a free student-to-student housing platform that lets you rent accommodation from students who are in an exchange programme abroad. Besides, it allows you to offer your room to foreign students in your home city. In order to log in, incoming students must enter their UPF e-mail address.
Pompeu Fabra University is involved in alternative housing programmes:
Programa Vive y Convive [Living Together]. This initiative promotes coexistence with elderly people living alone. Students involved in this programme benefit from low rent accommodation and other services.
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