A good place to start is to visit the specific Switzerland university’s website and look for links under ‘Accommodation’. Compare the rates with private accommodation near the university and decide which would be of better value for you.
According to Studying in Switzerland, it can be a lot cheaper to rent places in the more rural areas of Switzerland than renting in big cities.1
Living in Swiss suburbs can be rewarding and reduce your living costs considerably. Because the Swiss railway system is advanced and highly functional, most rural areas are connected to it. By choosing to use the Swiss public transport system, you can get to work fast and still live in an affordable area in Switzerland. The Swiss rural area is mostly preferred by older people, rather than students. Young people tend to prefer living in the city, where life is more fast-paced.1
Renting in Switzerland is a long, thorough process, and there are many things to consider before deciding to go through with it. Given that more than half of the population rents, it is a very regulated process. Before deciding to rent in Switzerland, you should know about the cost, tenancy laws, and how to find an apartment in Switzerland.1