Here is some important information that can help you in your search: In Liège, a student room is generally called a "kot".
A kot's characteristics:
The room may:
Prices often range from 250 to 300 Euros a month, including or not include the maintenance costs. Pay attention to the actual price that you will have to pay! The owner usually asks for a guarantee that amounts to two months' rent.
Other types of accommodation can also be rented to accommodate one or more a group of people… (Studios, apartments, houses).
The "Accommodation" database
The Accommodation Service of the University of Liège includes a department that specifically deals with information concerning private accommodation. This function is undertaken by Joelle Stelet, whose office is on the ground floor of the Main Building of the University, place du 20 Août in Liège. It is available from Monday to Thursday from 8 am to 4 pm and on Friday from 8 am to 12 am. She can advise and help you through the process of finding a place to live. The permanent contact with many owners allows the upkeep of an online database with the available student accommodation. The numerous property advertisements are updated whenever the owner concerned makes a request. The advertisements often insist on a twelve-month accommodation period. The accommodation can nevertheless still be available over the course of the academic year. In this case, the owner is likely to accept a short-term stay until the end of June, for example!
Some very important points…
Students wishing to sublet their kot
If you want to sublet your kot for some time during the year, because you are going on an Erasmus exchange for example, go and see Joelle Stelet or send her an e-mail to inform her about it. Depending on the case, she will tell the owner about it and put him on her in touch with the new applicant. As she receives the visit of many students looking for accommodation, she is likely to be able to help you a lot in this situation !
Contact(s) : Madame Joelle Stelet 7, place du 20 Août 4000 Liège
Tél. : 00 32 4 366 57 26 Fax : 00 32 4 366 57 39 email@example.com