Accommodation In Democratic Republic of Congo for students

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You do not have to worry anymore when you plan to study abroad in the DRC on where to stay? Whether you are looking for a budget student accommodation or a friendly host family here!

Whatever type of accommodation you are looking for, RocApply will help you find it at the lowest possible price! Let’s help! If you are searching for accommodation in the DRC as a student, you can toggle through our RocApplyaccommodations page, and select on filters to specify what form of accommodations suits you best.

You will be able to view our range of cheap accommodation in the country. You can browse across the filters until you find the stay that is right for you. We aim to make it easy to find discount rates at the most popular places and near the university you want to study at.

We also provide detailed information of the accommodation including photos, videos and student reviews for a great variety of student accommodation on the island!

Here the majority of the neighborhoods around the schools are safe and comfortable. Also, they can be easily accessed by foot, bus or subway. So, regardless of where your student apartments in the DRC are located, you’re rest assured of accessing your school with ease.  

As a student, especially an exchange student it is probably of not important to rent an apartment through a real estate agency as contracts are of a minimum of two years. But there are other options. The first option is the housing program of your university.

Many Congolese universities offer help to find a place to stay.

Housing ranges from placing you in a family, living in university apartments or offering independent housing. If you decide independent living is what you want, you might consider looking around at your Congolese university’s notice boards as well as on notice boards at other close by universities.

Many rooms are advertised by word of mouth and students that already spend some time at the host university will know what is available and not. A good tip is to ask at your home university for students that will be finished their studies in Congo for reliable information.

You have the choice of accommodation in the DRC as we understand how important is for you to feel comfortable. You have the freedom to choose your accommodation on the island and know exactly how the accommodation will look like, the characteristics of your room, where it is located on a map, how far it is from the school, and you can even contact the host through our messaging system!

These accommodations here can be booked independently whether you are attending a language program or not.

Different types of accommodation

There are many different types of accommodation for students in Madagascar. At RocApply we know that accommodation is an essential component of an enjoyable study abroad. This is a good option for travelers and students who want freedom and independence.

The apartments in the DRC - with fully equipped kitchens and bathrooms - are typically furnished according to the Malagasy characteristics. You will have more independence and the opportunity to cook your own meals.

Single or double rooms are usually offered in the same apartments. Cooking and chores is done by the students themselves. The apartments are generally without much supervision and are self-catering, but they are close to local amenities like cafes, bars, restaurants, shops and bus stops.

If you are looking for a more independent lifestyle during your study and meet and interact with other foreign students, student residences / houses options are ideal. A student residence can vary in size depending on location and availability too.

These residences usually accommodate students of all ages and nationalities in a house-type location. The student residences in the DRC usually offer shared kitchen facilities or cafeterias and give you the opportunity to practice your new language with fellow students even away from your classes. Normally there is a reception you can contact if you have any issues or questions.

If you would like to have a little more personal space where to stay, accommodation in a hotel could be the best choice for you. But this option is only suitable for short-time stays between 1 and 4 weeks.

You could choose from various options, however all rooms have their own bathroom. For hotel bookings, please note that double rooms may only be booked by two scholars travelling together.

Here are our top tips:

  • Organise accommodations in advance. Universities here will be able to help foreign-exchange students find accommodation before study abroad begins, ranging from home-stays with Congolese families to single-person apartments. Speak to the study abroad representative at your school or university to see what information they can offer, wait, you can inquire right here for quick response on any query.
  • If you are planning to find a place when you arrive in the DRC, it is sensible to book a few nights at a hostel before you leave home to give you a base while hunting for longer-term accommodation. RocApply has all the information on hostels in almost every town in the DRC, along with photos, independent reviews and online booking.


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