NYU Madrid guarantees housing in a homestay, an NYU-approved private Spanish home. This will help you improve your Spanish language skills while being immersed in the rhythms of Madrileño life.
Locations of homestays are scattered throughout the city which also helps you to get acquainted with the many neighborhoods (barrios) of Madrid as you navigate the excellent public transportation systems. Homestays are generally located in older buildings, not modern high-rises.
Homestay providers are usually host mothers (señoras) with comfortable accommodations whose children have moved away. We also have some nuclear families with children. In most cases the señoras have hosted NYU students for many, many years.
There are two homestay options: a) includes “continental” breakfast and one hot meal (usually dinner) and b) access to the kitchen (buy your own food, cook your own meals and clean up afterwards). There are homestays that accept students with special dietary requirements and food allergies.
There is no kitchen access if you have a meal plan. If you choose to have kitchen rights over a meal plan, expect less interaction with your host family.
All students who want to live with each other must specify this on the housing application, which will be made available to admitted students by the New York-based NYU Madrid site representative. If there are no doubles available students will be "upgraded" to a single. Keep in mind that few señoras house two students in separate rooms.
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Apartments are not owned by NYU. They have been lived in and recommended by former students. Apartments must be secured through the NYU Madrid housing coordinator.
They are scattered throughout the city which also helps you get acquainted with the many neighborhoods of Madrid, which has an excellent public transportation system. Apartments are generally located in older buildings, not modern high-rises.
Please be aware that you are entering into a legal contract (duration of the full semester) when you sign the lease with the landlord. NYU is not involved in this agreement and is not able to break the lease on your behalf. Please be sure to read the Leases and Payments page. If you choose this option, please share this information with your parents.
The rental market for apartments is extremely tight. Please keep in mind that furnished apartments in Madrid for short-term rentals are usually adequate and comfortable; they are not luxury apartments. Apartments are reserved based on availability and the landlord's discretion.
Students in apartments will have access to a kitchen. Students are responsible for their own meals and will either cook or eat out.
Requesting an Apartment
Students interested in living in an apartment may submit this choice when they complete the online housing preference system. Requesting an apartment used by a past student is not a guarantee for assignment. The NYU Madrid housing coordinator will match students to apartments that have been recommended but we cannot guarantee given the limited availability. However, some students will be assigned to a homestay.
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Please be prepared for differences - remember you are not in the United States - so services and amenities you take for granted may not be available.
Your signature on the student housing application, completion of the electronic application, or your acceptance of an assigned space or a room key, signifies your agreement to and acceptance of all of the terms of the NYU Global Housing License, including without limitation any provisions relating to meal plans, if applicable.
You are responsible of reading the contents of the NYU Global Housing License
|Rooms with Laundry and Kitchen Privileges ONLY ||€/DAY||$/DAY||€/TERM||$/TERM|
|Single Room ||21€||$22.79||2,317€ ||$2,514.57|
|Room with Laundry, Continental Breakfast and One Hot Meal|
Rental prices vary depending on the size and location. Monthly rent ranges from $660 - $850 (two, three, and four bedroom apartment). Some landlords will also charge $200 - $250 as a cleaning fee when students check out. Prices calculated with exchange rate of 1 Euros = 1.10 USD.
Upcoming Application Deadlines
Priority: September 15
Regular: October 15
Applications received after October 15 will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Admission will be granted only when space is available and time allows for required travel documents to be attained.