Universitat de València
Student accommodation in Valencia
A prosperous city with great weather, rich culture and history and a vibrant nightlife, Valencia is a top student city.
Valencia is also an affordable city where it’s possible to also cheap apartments for student accommodation, as well as more luxurious studio apartments.
Student.com will make your move to Valencia easier by helping you find an apartment that is suitable for your needs and budget. Our student accommodation options in Valencia put the best of the city at your fingertips.
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Get to know Valencia
Valencia, a port city in eastern Spain, is located on the Mediterranean coast. With a population of around 1.5 million people in its urban area, Valencia is the third-largest city in Spain following the capital Madrid and Barcelona.
The city combines the hustle and bustle of a major city with quiet plazas and gorgeous parks representative of the Iberian Peninsula.
If you’re not from Spain, Valencia is a great place to study abroad. It could be argued that it has just as much to offer international students as its more famous counterparts, Barcelona and Madrid.
There’s a lot to see and explore along its cobblestoned streets: beautiful beaches, an attractive city centre that is packed with historical buildings and monuments, museums, bustling bars, irresistible food, intriguing history and culture and an inviting weather. All these things make Valencia is a major tourist magnet.
To put the icing on the cake Valencia is quite budget-friendly, making it ideal for domestic and international students alike. No wonder it was ranked in the top 100 (74th) of the QS 2019 Best Student Cities ranking.
Valencia has a great climate
Valencia’s climate is classically Mediterranean, forming a perfect platform for making the most of everything this world-class city has to offer. With the sun shining almost 300 days a year, Valencia has very mild winters. It is mild and humid by Spanish standards avoiding the extreme heat of other Spanish cities but also rarely as cold as Madrid in the winter.
So, if you choose to study in Valencia, you will spend a lot of time outdoors soaking up the sun.
Famous for its food
Perhaps the one thing for which the city is most famous for, is food.
Known as the ‘spiritual home of paella’, Valencia is also a great place to visit for serious foodies. You will find some of the most authentic and traditional varieties of paella in Valencia.
Another well-known dish from Valencia is esgarraet, a tasty salad made of salted cod and red peppers.
Fideuà is another local dish that is similar to paella, but with noodles instead of rice.
Getting around Valencia
Valencia is relatively compact and with a fantastic transport system, it is easy to get around the city whether by bus, train or even walking.
If you ever feel like having a change of scenery and want to explore the rest of the country or even Europe, the city has an airport and a high-speed railway service, with well-connected links to other major cities in Spain, as well as elsewhere in Europe.
Student life in Valencia
Valencia has its fair share of notable universities that are highly regarded for their academic excellence. It also has quite a large student population with approximately 85,000 students so you won’t be short of opportunities to make new friends and connect with peers.
However, the key to any great student experience is striking a solid ‘study-life’ balance. You’ll want to perform well in the classroom, but don’t forget to have fun in your free time either.
Easy access to the beach
Research proves that living close to the sea has a positive effect on a person’s well-being. Most students in Valencia, especially those enrolled at the University of Valencia, live within easy reach of the beach.
The biggest beach in Valencia, Malvarrosa, is a big hit with international students. It is only ten minutes from the city centre and the area contains some of the city’s best shops, restaurants and bars.
So, whether you want to sunbathe, swim, play beach volleyball, or simply take a stroll along the seafront, with miles of sand, waves and plenty of beach bars on the boardwalk, there are not many better places to unwind after a hard day at uni or after exams are over.
Valencia also has a vibrant nightlife. Blasco Ibanez, an area around the University of Valencia is popular among students with many happy hours and karaoke nights.
Outside the university campus, you can enjoy great music from indie to electronic at El Tornillo, one of the most popular clubs in Valencia. Barrio del Carmen, Canovas, Aragon, Malvarrosa, and Heron City are popular party areas with multiple clubs and bars.
Culture and history
Studying and living in Valencia can also be about learning and appreciating the city’s unique history and culture. The richness of the city’s Hispanic culture is demonstrated all over in art and architecture that reflects traditions including Roman, Visigoth, Moorish and Aragonese.
Valencia’s city centre, Ciutat Vella, loaded with historical architecture and monuments is a highly attractive tourist destination.
From the Science Museum, Palacio del Marques de Dos Aguas, Torres de Serranos and Plaza del Mercado to historical Plaza de la Virgen, there are plenty of sights to discover and explore Valencia’s rich history and culture.
The most important modern tourist destination in Valencia is the ground-breaking Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències (City of Arts and Sciences). Europe's most ambitious melding of cultural, educational and leisure activities is one of the 12 Treasures of Spain. The futuristic cultural and architectural complex boasts many other attractions including the largest oceanographic aquarium in Europe.
Cost of studying in Valencia
Studying in Valencia is not expensive either, so you’ll have a chance to enjoy all of what the city has to offer without having to empty your wallet.
Cost of living in Valencia is likely to be much lower than many other Western European university cities. For example, prices are on average 20% lower than in Madrid according to Numbeo.
Universities in Valencia
Notable universities in the city include the University of Valencia and the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Both are highly regarded for their academic excellence, ranking inside the top 600 of the 2021 QS World University Rankings.
The University of Valencia (Universitat de València)
One of Spain’s oldest universities, established in 1499, theUniversity of Valenciahas an excellent reputation in Spain and around the world for its quality of education. It was ranked at number 591-600 in the 2021 QS World University Rankings.
The University is made up of 18 faculties and schools and 19 interdisciplinary research institutes. It offers more than 50 bachelor programmes, 110 master’s degrees, and 60 doctoral programmes in basic and experimental sciences, engineering, health sciences, humanities, education, economic and legal sciences to its over 50,000 students across three campuses.
Its science park hosts over 80 start-up companies and six research institutes.
Polytechnic University of Valencia (Universitat Politècnica de València)
ThePolytechnic University of Valencia(UPV) was originally founded in 1968 before being established as a university in 1971 with a focus on scientific study and research goals. Today the university offers courses in things like engineering, computer science and architecture.
UPV is Valencia’s highest-ranked university, being ranked the 326th best university in the world in the 2021 QS World University Rankings.
Frequently asked questions about student housing in Valencia
How do I apply for a student apartment in Valencia?
Booking student apartments in Valencia is easy and free with Student.com.
You can find your ideal student property by using our intuitive search filters to compare different options and by using our map feature to find an apartment in an area of Valencia that you like.
After you have selected your preferred student apartment, click ‘View rooms’ to go to the property page. There you will see the different room options that are available in that property. After choosing your preferred room type, click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now.’ One of our booking consultants will then be in touch with you to answer your questions and inform you of the next steps of the booking process.
Do you offer studio apartments in Valencia?
Yes. We offer three different types of rooms in Valencia including student studios.
If you book one of our Shared Rooms, you’ll be sharing a bedroom with a roommate. Other living spaces such as the living room, kitchen and bathroom will all be shared with other tenants from other rooms.
If you book a Private Room, you’ll get your own private bedroom. In some properties you will also get a private bathroom. Other living spaces will be shared with other tenants.
You won’t have to share anything if you rent the Entire Place. This is the option where you’ll get a fully self-contained studio apartment where you’ll have your own bedroom, bathroom and a kitchenette.
How can I find cheap apartments and flatshares?
Use the ‘Room type’ filter to look for shared rooms and private rooms. You can also use the ‘Price’ filter to find cheap apartments that are within your budget.
Can I see the room before moving in?
If you’ll be in Valencia before your move-in date, this can be arranged. If you want to see a property before moving in, contact us and our booking consultants will set up a viewing for you.
Many of the properties we list have lots of photos on the property pages though. You can see these by clicking the ‘View rooms’ buttons on this page next to the property that you are interested in. These should give you a good idea of what the property will look like.
Do I have to pay a deposit to secure my booking?
Yes, to secure your booking, you’ll usually have to pay a deposit to the landlord. Your booking consultant will provide you with the necessary information on how to do this once you have made your booking.