Renting a room in a shared flat with other students is the most common way for international students to live in Malaga. There are a large number of flats available for rent, although there is also a great demand (especially in the months of September and February).
1. Through the UMA Accommodation Service:
The Social Action Service of the University of Malaga has an Accommodation Programme with the aim of enabling the search for rented housing through online access to the computer application created for this purpose, where all the formalities are carried out completely FREE of charge, both for those interested in looking for accommodation and for landlords who offer their homes to the university community.
HOW TO ACCESS THE PORTAL TO SEARCH FOR RENTED ACCOMMODATION?
a. Click on the following link: https://www.uma.es/accion-social/info/132092/rented-accommodation/
b. Go to the section: "For the applicant"
For the applicant:
c. Once you access the platform, click on the different sections following the order of the numbers indicated in the image:
d. Complete the search criteria. As a minimum include the start and end dates of the stay and press SEARCH ("BUSCAR"). You will then see the search results.
By clicking on the button "Más información" (More Information) you will get a more detailed description of the property. By clicking on the button "Contact" you will find the contact details of the provider of the accommodation.
OTHER CONTACTS FOR THE SEARCH OF ACCOMMODATION
OTHER HOUSING OPTIONS UNIVERSITY RESIDENCES
There are also student residences in Malaga, but unlike in other countries, this option is not so common among international exchange students. They usually include food, laundry, cleaning and other services, but they are more expensive.