University of Geneva
|Living cost||S$ 2,737 per month|
|Student population||Medium (1,001 to 10,000)|
The EU Geneva campus is located along the Rhône river, close to the Pont du Mont-Blanc. It is only a short five-minute walk from the Geneva financial center and main shopping area, and its central location makes the campus well-connected by public transport. The student board organizes various social activities throughout the year from sporting to cultural events for students to make the most of campus life.
EU Geneva is also complete with contemporary instruction tools such as SMARTboards and high-tech sound systems, which optimize student and faculty interaction. A large amount of library and online resources, Wi-Fi, networked computers and printers containing up-to-date software applications are available to students for research and study purposes. Onsite technical support is available on request.
The transportation system in Geneva, managed by Unireso, is an easy way to navigate the city. The city has tram, train, boat and bus transportation. Short-term passes, by hour, day or trip length, can be bought at every bus and tram stop in the city. Weekly, monthly or yearly passes are available at the city's Unireso/TPG stations. The most central Unireso facility is in Gare Cornavin (train station). Students under the age of 24 are eligible for a student discount which significantly reduces the cost of transportation passes.
As a popular city to work and study, accommodation in Geneva is highly sought after. Therefore, students are encouraged to begin searching for accommodation in Geneva while waiting for their final enrollment documents. A number of accommodation options are available to students depending on their preferred lifestyle.
Living in student dorms allows for social interaction in a structured living environment without the stress of rental agencies or household chores. EU Geneva has partnerships with student residences around the city, all just a 15-minute walk from campus.
This type of student accommodation in Geneva is recommended for those who prefer independence and flexibility. Most apartments are rented through an agency, although renting directly from the owner generally saves tenants a lot of money in agency fees. An important aspect of housing in Geneva is the concept of sharing. Many apartments and studios do not have a private washer or dryer; instead; such facilities are prepared for the common use of all residents in the building.
Sharing an apartment is a popular concept in Geneva and is a lot cheaper than having a private rental. For those who are interested in this option, they are highly recommended to arrive in Geneva before commencing studies in order to meet potential roommates and landlords personally. They may also contact the student affairs officer on campus to be paired with another student who is in search of a shared apartment.