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There are various options in the Basque Country when it comes to finding housing (renting or buying) or choosing a different type of accommodation (hotels, halls of residence, etc.).


In general, if you are going to stay in the community for less than 1 year it is advisable to rent a property. To do this, you will need to sign a written rental or leasing contract with the owner and fully understand your rights and obligations.


If you are planning to stay in the Basque Country for an indefinite period of time then buying a property could be of interest. Properties for sale are advertised in the same places as properties for rent (see above section).The Association of European Citizens (http://www.c-euro.org) has a website containing essential information about many factors that affect foreigners living in Spain who want to buy a property.

Residences and Halls of Residence

  • Talent House. Residence for researchers
    Talent House, the Residence for researchers in Donostia-San Sebastian, with 80 flats of different sizes (family, double, single), all with a study area. Check their website
  • Bilbao BBK Talent
    It is a residential complex addressed to high qualified researchers coming to Bizkaia to teach or research as non-permanent researchers at the high level research centers of R&D of Bizkaia arranged with the Programme. But this project does not want to be just a facility, yet it wants to make feel home those researchers making an stage at the research centers. For that purpouse they have designed an specific programme so the researchers can know and integrate in the land and with its inhabitants as well as among the residents of the facility. Check their website
  • University of the Basque Country - Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea
    This offers different accommodation options.http://www.ikasleak.ehu.es/p202-content/es/contenidos/informacion/servic...
  • University of Deusto
    It offers a very comprehensive range of different accommodation options:http://www.deusto.es/servlet/Satellite/Page/1229007391882/_cast/%2312324...
  • University of Mondrag√≥n
    It offers various accommodation options (http://www.mondragon.edu/en/international/student-guide/accomodation)