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On-Campus Housing

On-Campus housing is doubtless the top choice for students when living in Minhang. Minhang campus has five apartments for international students-Buildings No. 8, 9, 10, 12, and 51. Accommodations include a single bed, a desk, a closet, a bedside table, air conditioning, a television set, and a refrigerator. The bathroom is the biggest difference among the apartments. Rooms in Buildings No. 8, 9, and 10 are not unlike hotel rooms, with their own independent bathrooms. Buildings No. 12 and 51 are suite-style dormitories. Building No. 12 consists of three-room suites with one bathroom (including two latrines and one showering unit). Building No. 51 consists of four-room suites.

 

Minhang Campus International Student Apartment

Rent for Exchange Students (utilities not included)

Building

Room Type

Short-Term

Long-Term

Less than 90 days

(yuan/day/person)

Less than a semester

(yuan/sem./person)

After the end of the semester

No. 8

Doubles

60

5400

Rent is calculated as short-term

stays

Singles

110

9800

No. 9

Doubles

60

5400

No. 10

Singles

105

9500

No. 12

Doubles

50

4800

Singles

80

7000

No. 51

Doubles

50

4800

 

Rent for Degree Students (Utilities not included)

Building

Room Type

Rent

(yuan/semester/person)

Notes

No. 8

Doubles

5400

For those living in the dorms for two consecutive semesters, there is no extra rental charges for the winter or summer vacation during the period. For those living in the dorms for one semester only, rent is charged according to the short-term rates for exchange students.

Singles

9800

No. 9

Doubles

5400

No. 10

Singles

9500

No. 12

 

Doubles

4800

Singles

7000

No. 51

Doubles

4800







There are coin laundries on the first floor of every building-3 yuan for the washing machines and 5 yuan for the dryers. The dormitories also have clothes lines if you prefer your laundry sun-kissed.

Internet connection is provided free-of-charge. Electricity is charged separately. Each kilowatt-hour costs 0.617 yuan. There is a monthly six-kilowatt-hour subsidy for undergraduate students.

Off-Campus Living

There are fully furnished apartments for rent outside of the campus. Just walk in with your bags, and you are instantly home! For the "Beioulijing" neighborhood, rent for a two-room apartment is approximately 2000 yuan per month. The more upscale "Haodifang" asks 3500 to 4000 yuan per month for two-room apartments. Utilities bills, internet connection, and television and telephone services are charged separately.


On-Campus Housing

The Xuhui Campus has two dormintory buildings: Lianxing Building and Building No. 9.

Xuhui Campus International Student Apartment

Building

Short-Term (less than 80 days)

 (yuan/day/person)

Long-Term (more than 80 days)

A Semester or Less

(yuan/semester/person)

Summer & Winter Vacation

(yuan/semester/person)

Lianxing

Singles-120

Singles-9800

Singles-120

No. 9

Singles-130

Singles-10500

Singles-130

Doubles-65

Doubles-4900

Doubles-65

Electricity not included. Each kilowatt-hour costs 0.617 yuan. There is a monthly six-kilowatt-hour subsidy for undergraduate students.

Off-Campusing Living

Located downtown, rent in the Xuhui area is comparatively higher than that in Minhang. The traditional-style two-room apartments go for around 3500 yuan per month and can be shared with two to three people. Higher-end apartments are available from 4000 yuan. Hurry up and grab a roommate!

Internet

Internet connection fees vary due to connection type (broadband or fiber optic) , bandwidth, and the service package. As a reference, your author's fiber-optic connection charges 180 yuan per month.

Utilities

The water, electricity, and natural gas bills vary according to the number of roommates, season, personal habits, and the type and efficiency of the apartment installations.

Each cubic meter of water costs 1.63 yuan. Each unit of natural gas costs 1.25 yuan. Electricity costs 0.617 yuan for every kilowatt-hour, and the 50%-off discount period starts from 10 PM to 6 AM in the next day.

As a reference, your author's apartment currently houses three people. Monthly utilities cost 50 to 70 yuan for water, 80 to 120 yuan for electricity, and 100 to 150 yuan for natural gas.