On our homepage you will find useful tips and advices:
- list of free rooms in Apartis buildings
- search help and tips on how to find a room or an apartment
You can also find these information in selfservice at our office Rue de l’Hôpital 4 in Fribourg.
Apartis rents about 60 furnished rooms for exchange students. To rent one of these rooms please contact directly the international relations office http://www.unifr.ch/international/fr/. There you will get all information about the possibilities of lodging. Your registration will be transferred to Apartis. You will find information about our buildings on our website: Rte Mont-Carmel à Givisiez and Av. Beauregard.
Please register on our waiting list on the website. To receive a contract for an Apartis-room you have to pay about CHF 1'500.—in advance. This amount corresponds to the rent guaranty and the first rent which has to be paid in advance before renting a room with Apartis. You also have the possibility to contact some other addresses.
The main apartments we rent are sharing apartments with 2 to 5 rooms. Each tenant receives an individual lease for his room. The tenant has to share the kitchen, bathroom and WC with his housemates. We have 9x 1-room flats and 8x 1.5-room flats for a total of 700 rooms.
Number of tenants per room
Apartis‘ principle is „one room – one tenant“ which means that in a 2-rooms flat there can live at max. 2 persons for example.
Smoker – non-smoker flats
The tenants have to decide if they want to smoke in their rooms (with the risk to pay the costs for a redecoration at the end of their stay). In the common rooms (kitchen, entry, bathroom) the non-smoker principle is valid if the tenant didn’t agree on other rules.In the Foyer Diocésain smoken is forbidden.
Can I choose the language or sex of my housemates?
Apartis rents his rooms independent of criterias like culture, language or sex. The composition of tenants is mainly by coincidence.
Are the rooms and apartments furnished?
Some apartments reserved for exchange students are furnished as well as the rooms in the house Sonnenberg and Foyer Diocésain. All other rooms of Apartis are rent without furniture. Each tenant is free to decorate his room to his taste. The living kitchens are equipped with stove, fridge and kitchen cupboards but not furnished. The tenants have to agree about the possible furniture. Kitchen utensils have to be brought by each tenant himself.
All apartments on the ground floors are suitable for the disabled. The apartments in Rte du Varis and in Rue de l‘Industrie are suitable for wheelchairs and have a continuous lift.
The tenancy agreements of Apartis are unlimited and terminable on the agreed dates (31st August and 31st January). In this way the rental period is at minimum 6 months. Private landlords or student homes offer different rental and terminate conditions.
All persons studying in a school recognized by Apartis (university, university of applied sciences and arts, high school) have the right to stay in an Apartis room. You’ll find the complete listing of recognized schools on our web site: Guideline from 13.12.2012 relating to the rental rules art. 3.
We ask a copy of the employment contract. Assistants, doctoral candidates and trainees have not the right to stay in an Apartis room if their professional activity is more than 40 %. You’ll find the exact terms for having the right of an Apartis room on our web-site Directive du 13.12.2012 relative à l'art. 3 du Règlement locatif.
The rental costs per month (including advance payment for internet, heating and warm water) are varying according the place of the building and the size of the room/apartment.
Once a year (in October) the extras (costs of heating and warm water) would be settled up.
The rent has to be paid monthly before the end of the precedent month.
Before moving in has to be paid the rent guarantee (3 months of rent), the 1st rent and the administrative fees of CHF 20.- (about € 17).
To observe before moving out
The termination has to be written. The rental contracts are unlimited and could be terminated 2 times a year: with a period of 3 months in advance on 31st August and 31st January.
In case of a termination outside of the agreed dates the tenant has to pay the rent until the official termination date, except for the moment he proposes a suitable next tenant, solvent and accepted by the housemates. Attention: Exchange students are not accepted (for these students we have furnished rooms with special rental conditions).
The room and the common rooms have to be handed over clean and tidy.
Rue de L'Hôpital 4
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