Some institutions in Georgia have accommodation conveniently located on or near campus. Dorms generally have a shared kitchen, bathroom, and laundry facilities. Some offer optional meal plans where you can pay a set price up-front for two or three meal tickets per day.
Staying in residence is the preferred option for many international students because it gives them the opportunity to make friends and find study partners more easily, save on transport to campus, and generally enables a smoother social transition.
- You can find accommodations for different prices in Georgian cities. It depends, what requirements you have.
- If you are looking for cheap accommodation, you can choose home-stay in a hospitable Georgian Family, Monthly price starts from 100USD
- Average price price for the apartment of 40-60m2 starts from 300USD per month, the apartment can be shared by several students. Two bedroom apartment, price 400 USD per month, may be shared by two (2) students. Three bedroom apartment, price 550 USD per month, may be shared by 3-5 students. Also there are some hotels and the daily prices starts from 40USD
Check with the housing office or student union office on campus for a current list of rental units nearby. These private accommodations are not inspected by the institutions, therefore it is your responsibility to contact the landlord, inspect the premises and determine suitability for your needs.
Price, quality and availability will vary greatly. Rent can be especially high in some cities. Expect to pay from C$400-$1500 per month, depending on the city, the neighbourhood, and whether there are co-tenants. Landlords typically collect one month’s rent up-front as a damage deposit, which is returned to when you move out if no damages are incurred.
Private rentals require a signed lease, which is a legal document stating your responsibilities as a tenant, such as paying rent on time, keeping premises clean, repairing any damages caused by you or your guests, and not disturbing other tenants.
Landlords may add various rules and conditions to the lease. Read the document carefully before signing and ask for a copy.
The landlord also has responsibilities, such as keeping the premises in good repair. In emergency situations, the landlord may enter your dwelling unannounced; otherwise advance notice must be given with a reason for the request. If the landlord needs you to vacate the premises, 60 days advance notice is required. If you refuse to move, the landlord can go to court and obtain an eviction notice.
If you experience trouble with your landlord, free or affordable legal assistance may be available through your Canadian educational institution.
It is your responsibility to arrange accommodation. For more information, please contact the housing or residence office at your institution.