Living on Campus
If you study in China, living on campus could be your frist choice. Frist, it's very safe and will set your relatives' mind
at rest. Secondly, it's relative economical. The cost on accommodation is lower than other ways. Thirdly, it gives you
more chance to make friends and get to know more about China. Because most Chinese students choose living
in the dormitories on campus. Meanwhile Chinese universities will provide special dormitories for international
These special dormitories are usually equipped with completed facilities including internet access, TV, basic
furniture, toilet, telephone or even kitchens. Universities in the north also provide heaters in winter. Usually there
are single-room, double-room and three-room dormitories for foreign students. The students can choose what they
like. And the prices vary greatly from 20 RMB/day to 100 RMB/day determined by different universities and different
types of dormitories.
1.You can email to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your room on campus if you have received the admission letter
of a Chinese university through SICAS and have got your visa.
2.You can find out specific costs for each university's on campus accommodation on the university's SICAS page
(click on the 'Accommodation' button on the left navigation bar).
Besides, you can get all kinds of services such as shopping, dining, laundries, entertainment, ATM etc while
living on campus.
Living off Campus
If you want a more independent life, you can also choose living off campus. It can make you easier to integrate to
Chinese life and culture. Renting a flat or joining in a local homestay family depends on you.
Where to find a flat
Universities in Chengdu are geographically scattered. So you should choose a district according to which university
you study in Chengdu. If you rent a single room, 300~500CNY per month will be enough; as to a flat with 2 rooms
needs 1000~1500CNY per month; and a flat with 3 rooms needs 1500~2000CNY per month.
How to find a flat
You can search online,and it's will save your time and gets you the latest news. The popular websites are anjuke.com,
ganji, ect.. If you are not good at Chinese, ask your Chinese classmates or teacher for help. Both of them will help you
with pleasure. Or you can email email@example.com, SICAS will provide professional guide for you.
You can also find real estate agencies to help you find a suitable flat. It save a lot of trouble for you, but they will charge
you half of one month’s rent each, or more! Here are some creditworthy real estate agencies in China:
Tianle Real Estate 天乐房屋中介
Add: Pnegzhou,Chengdu 四川省成都市彭州市
Rehui Real Estate 日辉房产中介
Add: NO.259 Zhuangyuan Road 状元街259号
Juyuan Real Estate 居缘房产中介
Add: No.92 Xibeishi Road 西北市街92号
It might be a little difficult for a foreign student to live in a total new environment all by himself or herself, and it is not
easy to find a perfect house or apartment either. As a matter of fact, SICAS offers homestay/Au pair arrangement
service for foreign students. The Chinese meaning of Homestay is “Living in a local family”; means foreigners live in
typical Chinese families when they are studying, working or travelling in China. In this way, international students
are able to know more about Chinese culture, custom and life style. Besides, if you come to China to study Mandarin,
to know about the real Chinese Culture, or to do kinds of internship in China, SICAS homestay/Au pair program is
the best choice.
All the host families are well-chosen by SICAS thus they all have nice house/apartment and are very kind-hearted.
For SICAS conducts a thorough interview and security check, our hosts are particularly excited and welcoming
toward foreigners. Students can have their private room with all the necessary appliances like Internet access,
telephone, iron, etc. in a host family. As a fully integrated family member you will participate in the daily ins and outs
of Chinese living including eating meals together, watching TV, and bargain shopping. Should you have any
questions or concerns, don't hesitate to ask your family! They welcome questions from curious students and
travelers. Our staff will also be available at all times to assist you if necessary.
The prices of living in a host family vary based on the house/apartment condition and relevant services and the type
of your homestay/au pair. Generally speaking, it costs a foreign student RMB 50—150 per day living with a local family.
The following are the general steps to apply for a homestay in China through SICAS:
1. fill out the homestay/au pair application form (click to download 下载表格) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. SICAS will reply you within 10 working days on arranging a homestay family depends on applicants’ requirement
3. Applicants will make payment and sign a contract with host family through SICAS within 20 days if both of the two