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Old 05.05.2012, 15:43
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ETH Student looking for Apartment close to the University

Hi Everyone.
My partner is currently studying at ETH University in Zurich. We currently live in Ebikon, so my partner travels a lot just to get to University, which is why we are looking at the possibility of moving into an apartment. We are not sure yet if my partner will continue to study at this University full-time, or will change to another to study part time and be able to work part time. I am currently not working as our first child is due to be born in a week.

Generally speaking we would like to know:
1) The costs of rent per month and if this differs depending on where you live.
2) General costs of internet, power etc or how to find this out/calculate this.
3) If there is any assistance available from the government for students paying rent.

Thanks!
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Old 05.05.2012, 22:58
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Re: ETH Student looking for Apartment close to the University

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1) The costs of rent per month and if this differs depending on where you live.
Depends on what you want to rent and where. Expect anything in the range from 1000 CHF for a very small place to 2000 CHF for a bigger place upto 3000 CHF if you want to have it in a closer neighborhood.

The best site to check: http://www.homegate.ch or the "Property" section at the top of EF.

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2) General costs of internet, power etc or how to find this out/calculate this.
Depends on what service you are taking and if you combine it with a cellphone offer or not, you might even get away with just using your cellphone (3G) as your internet connection for instance. Range in between 30 - 100 CHF (eg DSL might be 25 for just the copper and then another 75 for the actual service if you go for the bigger package, or if you combine it with TV that might go up even more). It really depends. Check around at Cablecom (or your other cable provider, this depends on the location), Swisscom, Orange and Sunrise.
http://www.comparis.ch might be a good one.

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3) If there is any assistance available from the government for students paying rent.
Assuming that you are not Swiss, likely there is no aid for it, and even worse you are expected to be able to provide for everything yourself. http://www.monster.ch or the "Jobs" section at the top of EF is a good place to start looking for more income.
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Re: ETH Student looking for Apartment close to the University

Hi.

Thanks for all of this information! Was very helpful!
Will have a good look at the sites you suggested!

Thanks again!
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