4. When will I sign the contract?
The contract is signed together with your tutor or guardian when you arrive at the accommodation, at which point you will be given your keys and/or swipe card.
If your tutor or guardian cannot accompany you, remember that you will need to bring their DNI or identity document together with the signed contract.
5. Do I have to pay a deposit?
Yes, a security deposit of two months’ rent is required (the €200 booking deposit is deducted from this sum). The security deposit must be paid before you move into your accommodation. Payment should be made by bank transfer to the account in the name of your allocated accommodation. You will receive an email confirming the details of your booking.
UNIHABIT will return the full security deposit minus the cost of any damage to your accommodation and/or communal facilities, the final utility bills, and a final cleaning fee (no cleaning fee will be charged if your accommodation is left clean and tidy.)
Deposits are returned the month after the rental contract expires.
6. Will I have to pay a registration fee?
Yes, a registration fee is payable each academic year. The current fee is listed on the site.
7. Can I choose the hall or the apartment that I would like?
Halls and apartments are allocated by UNIHABIT, but we do our best to match allocations to each student’s preferences.
It may be possible to change your allocated hall or apartment, subject to availability and subject to approval by UNIHABIT.
8. Can I book accommodation if I'm not enrolled at a university that has a specific accommodation agreement with UNIHABIT?
Yes, but preference is given to students at universities that have an existing agreement with us.
9. Does UNIHABIT offer catered accommodation?
No. UNIHABIT accommodation includes fully equipped individual or shared kitchens where students can prepare their own meals.
10. Does UNIHABIT offer a waste collection service?
Students are responsible for dealing with their own waste. The City Council operates a network of containers for selective waste collection so that you can recycle and deal with your waste responsibly.
11. Can friends or relatives visit me at my accommodation?
Friends and relatives may visit you provided that minimal nuisance is caused to other residents. You will be held responsible for the behaviour of your visitors.
Regular visits are discouraged, and visitors are not permitted to stay the night.
12. Do halls operate a specific timetable or curfew?
No. There are no restrictions on when you may enter and leave your accommodation. All students are given a key or a swipe card for their apartment/room and for communal facilities.
Noise levels must be kept to a minimum after 11.00 p.m.
13. How do I make the monthly payments?
UNIHABIT will charge each month’s rent directly to your bank account. Payment is taken between the 1st and the 5th of every month.
International students can pay by credit card or by opening a bank account in Spain.