Welcome to FMEL housing portal


The FMEL owns and operates over 3,300 furnished rooms and studios for students of the University of Lausanne, EPFL and HES Vaud on and around the Lausanne campus.

It is not possible to rent a whole flatshare together with friends. FMEL rents only individual accommodation.


Before you book!

Please note the following prior to commencing your application:

  • Only the private email address of the TENANT must be used to register (not that assigned to you by your university or school)

  • A photo ID or passport scan is required during the booking process

  • Appointments for check-in on arrival must be made via this portal and can only be done once we've received your deposit. An appointment must be made min. 5 days prior to arrival.





Due to the large number of applications, we are not able to guarantee you accommodation at FMEL and we strongly recommend that you also direct your search towards other housing options.
For the spring and autumn semester of 2023, please check our website regularly for the latest news.
We remind you that the available rooms are offered at the earliest 2 months before the desired start date of the lease and are dependent on cancellations from our current tenants.

We thank you for your understanding

Latest update : 11-01-2023


Dear students,

With the reopening of the online reservation portal, any eligible student can check availability and choose their housing by creating a personal profile on the reservation portal

However, we would like to remind you of the following:

The available rooms are published twice a month as of midnight (the night of 30/31 to 1 and the night of 15 to 16)

Very few rooms are available at the moment and if no rooms appear on the portal, it means that there is no availability.

Available rooms are offered at the earliest 2 months prior to the desired start date of the lease which depend on cancellations by our current tenants.

Only students registered in a Bachelor or Master program at EPFL, UNIL or in a HES in the canton of Vaud are eligible to rent accommodation.

There is no waiting list.

Enrolment obligatory

Please note that you must upload your Enrolment certificate or proof of university application during the booking process. You will be asked to do so once you've selected a room.

You will receive a reminder to upload your final registration certificate 2 months after the start of your lease.

Make the FMEL your home - a friendly, comfortable, and stimulating place to live.

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