As you probably already know from this web site, you are going to start you studies in Ceske Budejovice (Budweis), Czech Republic. For newcomers, University of South Bohemia reserves limited number of places in the university student houses every year for students of Bioinformatics. Because, cross-border joint study of Bioinformatics is relatively new, to this date, number of reservations was able to cover number of student enrollments. However, in general as interest of Bioinformatics (whole discipline) increases, it could happen, that the number of reservations is lower than bumber of studen ts enrolled. This is mainly due to different admission deadline at both universities.
To be sure, that your place in students houses of the University of South Bohemia (USB) is reserved (if you are willing to stay there of course – see details at https://kam.jcu.cz/) it is a good practice to confirm that you are going to enroll to study to Dr. Vohnout (See section “General Contacts (CZ)”).
Accommodation for students of cross-border study programs is usually in the K4 building (studio type – two separated double-bed rooms share the same kitchen, bathroom and a small hall). Rent is about 90 EUR per month including Internet connection.
Recently new, private student house has been built next to the main University campus in Budweis. It is called "PEDAGOG" and it offers accommodation for both students and teachers. You can expect slightly higher prices than in offcial student houses of the University but all the equipment is brand new. There is also a big advantage for those who are willing to live alone in the room. In "PEDAGOG" you can (this is not possible in the offcial student houses of the University). More info: https://www.kolejepedagog.cz/