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

  • Rooms become available on this reservation portal 2 months prior to the contract start date only

  • 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.




Rooms available!

If you’re looking to book a room at the FMEL, please log back into your existing account in order to obtain an email validation code and insert information concerning your housing needs.

We will then proceed to attribute you a room when one becomes available and an administrator will contact you directly by email.

Rooms are attributed on the basis of the desired budget and room type. Due to extremely high demand, requests for a specific FMEL house or residence will not be considered.

You will only receive one room offer.

A few rooms are available for immediate rental. Rooms for the next academic semester beginning in Setpember 2022, will not be offered until the month of July.

Scam attempts – warnings
  • We remind students interested in renting accommodation in the Lausanne region of a risk of fraud and advise to check the following link :
  • The FMEL is aware of these fraudulent attempts and after penal denunciation makes every effort to put a stop to such attempts.
  • The FMEL reserves the right to terminate any contract that has been acquired illegally or outside of FMEL booking conditions, in particular before the room has been published on the reservation portal or when personal data has been shared , transmitted or falsified.

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

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