The Fondation Maisons pour Etudiants Lausanne (FMEL) welcomes over 2,500 students at various locations, mainly within the Lausanne area. FMEL offers individual rooms with shared areas (kitchen, etc.), rooms in a shared apartment, studios and apartments for one or two people.
Prices vary depending on the building and type of accommodation but range between CHF 510 and CHF 1,460 (including charges). You should note that you need to allow for an initial payment of between CHF 1,200 and CHF 1,600 (or up to CHF 2,000 for an apartment) as a rent guarantee (this is a form of bank guarantee, aimed at protecting FMEL from damage caused to the accommodation by the tenant, or unpaid rent).
Since April 30, 2019, the FMEL has launched an online booking system. By creating a personal profile on the booking portal, you can always check the availabilities and book your accommodation online.
Housing availability is visible on the FMEL portal throughout the year, as current residents terminate their lease.
Most of the accommodation for September becomes available in July, therefore some of the availability for the new school year is visible on the FMEL portal during the summer.