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Accommodation issues ‘terrifying’ for students, union says

Students, in particular those coming from abroad, are struggling to find decent accommodation across Europe, the European Students’ Union has concluded from a survey.

A lack of housing options and rising rent prices are making life harder for students, the ESU concluded in a briefing published on 29 May after 18 national student unions from 16 countries responded to its survey.

“The situation is particularly terrifying for international students that encounter vast difficulties when trying to access the housing market in a variety of countries,” ESU warned. “International students suffer from structural discrimination and rejection on the basis of racial discrimination both from landlords and fellow students who prefer to share their dormitory with students that share the same mother tongue.”

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