IMPORTANT: The Vice-rectorate for Internationalisation and Co-operation will not be responsible for any disagreement that may occur concerning accommodation between students and tenants or responsible accommodation agencies


Santander is a tourist city in the summer and offers a wide variety of flats for rent in the private sector, while the availability of places at Halls of Residence, either public or private, is rather more limited. It should also be borne in mind that there is a much greater selection of accommodation on offer in the first semester than in the second one.

It is possible to choose from the following options:

1. Private flats shared with other students

The most popular and affordable type of accommodation is sharing a rented flat with other students, either Spanish or foreign. The monthly cost per person is around €200-300, without including utilities. In most cases, a deposit must be paid on signing the contract, and is usually equivalent to a month's rent. This deposit is not returnable if the tenant leaves the flat before the end of the contract. Flats are furnished (beds, tables, chairs and full kitchen), but usually they do not have either bed linen or towels, which must be provided by the student, and they usually have a Wi-Fi connection.

Emancipia: Mentored accommodation agency.
It offers all–service included accommodation services for teachers and students

Tel.: +34  648 100 288 / +34 942 035 704

2. Staying with a Family

Students may live with a Spanish family, usually with full board (single room and three meals). The price may be approximately 30-32 € per day. If the students follow a Spanish Language Course, the UC Language Centre (CIUC) helps looking for host families.

3. Halls of Residence

Colegio Mayor Torres Quevedo

Its facilities belong to the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo. Inquiries and the booking process should be made directly with the Hall of Residence.

Colegio Mayor "Torres Quevedo" (UIMP)
Avda. de los Castros, 42. 39005 Santander
Tel. +34 942 29 87 00

Other Residences

Residencia Hermanas Trinitarias
Residencia María Inmaculada

4. Other accommodation options