How can I find accommodation?

Given that CERN is situated on the French-Swiss border, you must decide in which country you are going to live.

Geneva is a predominantly urban district, where public transport is highly developed.

Nearby France is mainly countryside, situated between the Swiss border and the foothills of the Jura Mountain. Most of the students who are living in France, choose Saint-Genis Pouilly, Ferney-Voltaire, Prevessin or Thoiry.

Please note that we do not encourage students to start their contract in July/August since it is difficult to find an accommodation at this period and the CERN hostel is fully booked.

CERN has a Housing Service which can help you find accommodation or make a reservation at the CERN Hostel.

You can also have a look at the CERN market, CERN Private market accomodation, and at some of the Hotels in the area.