HSE University students who do not have a place in a dormitory and are looking for accommodation can use the university’s new partner service to find an apartment.
HSE University has partnered with Yandex Rent (Яндекс Аренда) as part of the development of an alternative model of student accommodation. Please note that the service is currently only available in Russian.
Users of the service can find apartments to rent without paying an upfront deposit, avoid realtor commissions, and enjoy discounts on moving costs. This allows students to save the equivalent of two months’ rent in expenses.
Students can take online viewings and 3D tours of potential apartments, chat with managers to get more information, and conclude and sign contracts online via SMS. There is also online support to handle any rental-related questions.
Yandex Rent will also recommend HSE University students to landlords (information on the renter’s university appears in tenant questionnaires).
‘Yandex Rent makes long-term accommodation rental safer and more accessible for HSE University students. The service makes it possible to rent without collateral or a deposit, and rentals are covered by an official agreement, insurance and guarantees,’ explains Maxim Nikolaev, Head of Business Development at Yandex Rent.
Since 2021, HSE University has transitioned to a service model of accommodation for students from other cities and countries. Students can select from a range of accommodation options by submitting an application on the Student Housing Office website. Users of Yandex Rent can confirm their status as HSE University students and receive a discount on moving expenses by entering the promocode ‘Arenda-HSE2022’ in their account page on the platform.
This year, HSE University has introduced two new services for finding accommodation. Students can use these services to view apartments remotely and request consultations with HSE University legal specialists.