Social and living conditions
The Nicolaus Copernicus University tries to provide accommodation for international students participating in the exchange programmes. Since the number of places is limited, Erasmus+ students who submit their application forms to the International Programmes Office early (before the 1st of JUNE or the 1st of NOVEMBER respectively) are given priority. Although most rooms in Student’s Houses are double, Erasmus+ students usually occupy single rooms in the student house no. 10 (DS. 10) (on Bielany campus, ul. Gagarina 27, 87-100 Toruń, tel. (+48 56) 611 49 45) or in the student house no. 11 (DS. 11) (ul. Gagarina 33, tel. (+48 56) 611 49 46). There are studios consisting of 2 rooms (which could be single or double) with a shared toilet, a shower and a kitchenette. There are also number of rooms available at the Student’s House no.2 at the Center Campus (ul. Mickiewicza 6/8, tel. +48 56 6121180), which is very close to the Old Town. Students from the Faculty of Humanities usually live there.
The cost of a single room is approximately 600 złoty per month (about 150 Euro) and that of a double room is about 400 złoty per month per person (about 100 Euro). However, the size of the room is the same both for one or two students (about 11 m2). The rent must be paid by the 15th of each month. Erasmus+ students should pay their rent in cash at the Reception of the Student’s House (Monday-Friday, between 8.30 and 1.00).
Upon arrival Erasmus students are asked to pay a deposit for their room which equals the amount of their monthly rent. It means that if you are to live in a single room, you will have to pay at the beginning of your stay 2 x 600 złoty; whereas if you are to live in a double room, you will be asked to pay 2 x 400 złoty. The deposit will be given to you back before your departure, provided your room will be in a very good condition.
Equipment and services
Each room is equipped with a bed, desks, bookshelves, and chairs. It has a shower, a toilet, and a kitchenette fitted with some cupboards, a refrigerator, and an electric kettle shared by students. You will probably need your own cutlery, pots and pans.
There is also a shared kitchen on every floor equipped with a gas cooker and a sink (hot & cold water). Sheets and a pillowcase are provided every month. You will need your own towels.
Each dormitory provides self-service launderettes called PRALNIA (you can buy tokens for one wash at the reception desk). Students themselves are required to clean their rooms. Please leave your room nice and clean when moving out, the way you would like to find it yourself upon arrival!
Every room is equipped with a telephone. Connections within the Campus and other dormitories (you dial only the last 4-digit numbers) are free of charge. You can also receive calls from the outside (if you live in DS. 11, your number will be 611 and the last 4-digit numbers; if you live in DS. 10, your number will be 612 and the last 4-digit numbers ) and from abroad (in DS. 11 +48 56 611 and the last 4-digit numbers; in DS. 10 +48 56 612 and the last 4-digit numbers).
The Internet network is available in all student dormitories (every room is connected to it for free); however, you should have your own computer or notebook and open a university account to be able to access it. Additionally, you have to buy a special cable (around 15 zł in every computer shop in Toruń) to be able to plug in.
There is a Reception in each dormitory which is open 24 hours. It is a place from which you get keys to your room and where you leave them each time you go out of the building.
Please note that the International Programmes Office does not provide help in looking for private accommodation.
Alternatively, the student organisation – Erasmus Student Network may provide information on accommodation in the area. Small ads also frequently appear on notice boards around the University.