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Dear Freinds,


I will be coming to Geneva to work as a postdoctoral researcher in the University of Geneva at 1st/May/2020. However, I don't have any idea about the accommodation situation in this region. Can anyone help me with this?


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Hello and welcome to EF. Here are some websites to use for your search.

https://www.anibis.ch/fr/immobilier-...=1&sf=pri&so=a

https://www.acheter-louer.ch/?t=2&pa...&pieceMax=&ns=
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Hello Ellesfah,

Great thanks.

Some people suggested to me that I can rent accommodation in France and commute to Switzerland. Do you have any opinion in this regard?

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https://www.anibis.ch/fr/immobilier-...=1&sf=pri&so=a

https://www.acheter-louer.ch/?t=2&pa...&pieceMax=&ns=
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Hello Ellesfah,

Great thanks.

Some people suggested to me that I can rent accommodation in France and commute to Switzerland. Do you have any opinion in this regard?

Best regards
Are you an EU citizen or non-EU? If EU then you can live in a neighboring country and commute. If non-EU I'm pretty sure you have to live in Switzerland.
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Hello Ellesfah,

Great thanks.

Some people suggested to me that I can rent accommodation in France and commute to Switzerland. Do you have any opinion in this regard?

Best regards

It will be cheaper probably to rent in France and get paid in Switzerland, however it will also be very time consuming commuting, what value do you put on your time.


Will you really save much....? In view you are on postdoc salary, it is not Chf 100k per month, the savings will be minimal but the time will be real
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Based on what 3wishes noted I can not commute since I am not an EU citizen.
Moreover, you mentioned that the saving would not be too much in case I am on postdoc salary and time does matter to me and my work.

In conclusion, I have to search for accommodation in Geneva, near the university.

Thanks to all of you

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It will be cheaper probably to rent in France and get paid in Switzerland, however it will also be very time consuming commuting, what value do you put on your time.


Will you really save much....? In view you are on postdoc salary, it is not Chf 100k per month, the savings will be minimal but the time will be real
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Re: Accomodation

This website is very busy in other cities, but might still be worth your while looking at for Geneva, from time to time:
https://www.wgzimmer.ch/en/wgzimmer/search/mate.html?

There's also:
https://flatfox.ch/de/suche/?east=6....94826025301131

and:
http://www.sharehome.ch/index.php?op...emid=0&lang=en

https://www.petitesannonces.ch/reche...8&q=colocation

http://www.recherche-colocation.com/recherche.html

https://www.students.ch/fr/logement/list/41

https://www.studenthome.ch/cigue-coo...ts-geneve.html

http://www.colocataire.ch/

In all the above cases, please check their Terms and Conditions. Some may just be free small ads, but others may be agencies to whom you may have to pay a fee. Disclaimer: I didn't research them myself... just googled using the French casual term for sharing accommodation: "coloc".

In addition, you might find people by joining Couchsurfing, and spending some time carefully making your profile, and then write to individual couchsurfers, who may be willing to host you for the first night or two, or perhaps you may find someone on couchsurfing who has a room to rent in a shared apartment.

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