Accepted Students - Housing
For students attending NCSU
You will be responsible for making your own housing arrangements. Both on-campus and off campus housing is available.
For a description of on-campus housing options, please see this link. Graduate students typically live in ES King Village, Western Manor or Alexander Hall.
Off-campus housing options include: (a) rooms in private residences, (b) apartments which can be rented by oneself or shared by 2 to 4 students depending on the lease options of the apartment complex. It is reasonable to expect off-campus housing to cost between $250 to $800 per month, depending on the number of people sharing the expenses which include monthly rent and utilities (water, phone, electricity, gas). A security deposit (usually one month’s rent) is also required for most off-campus housing. In addition, utility companies (phone, electricity, etc.) may require an advance deposit to activate the service.
If you want to find an apartment before you arrive, it is recommended you consult websites, ask people in your department and students from your home country for advice on apartments. Students also wait after they arrive to find an apartment, especially if they want to find roommates from their home country or American roommates. Many apartment complexes are close together so you can spend a day comparing your housing options. Office of International Services (OIS) has an off-campus housing booklet from students/community members who are purposefully looking for non-American roommates available in their office. OIS can also send you a comprehensive list of off-campus residences on request.
You may wish to use a website such as www.rentnet.com, www.apartmentguide.com, www.myapartmentmap.com/apartments/nc/ or www.apartments.com to help you find an apartment. One site that is very good to check is "CraigsList" for all sorts of needs. You will need to confirm locations on a map because "close to NCSU" means different things to different people. If you will not have a car here, you will be happier if you are on a bus line that passes campus. City buses are free for NCSU students but transferring from one bus to another is not convenient. Bus routes can be found at the following links:
Wolfline (NCSU bus service)
For students attending Michigan Tech
Students will be responsible for contacting necessary individuals for reserving the necessary accommodation. You may visit this site for general information on housing at Michigan Tech.
For students attending University of Helsinki
University of Helsinki will arrange accommodation for the incoming students. The students will be accommodated in rooms in student halls. The cost of the room and board will be paid by the student.
If a student wishes to have a bigger room or an apartment, s/he will be responsible for the arrangements. However, UH will provide information and assist in arrangements. Rooms and apartments can be applied through 1) Hoas (Student Housing in the Helsinki Region), 2) CIMO (Centre for International Mobility) and 3) private markets. Useful websites for finding an apartment are www.vuokrovi.com and www.etouvi.com.
For students attending SLU
SLU helps to arrange accommodation for the incoming students, offering a room in a dorm or in a flat shared with other students. The monthly payment is in the range of euro 160 - 300.
For more information, see SLU webpage on accommodation.
Students attending the Euroforester programme in Alnarp can contact Christina Johansson: Christina.Johansson@adm.slu.se.