Getting a room
To register for a room at la Ciguë, you have to attend an in person introductory session in our office.
The planning of those mandatory introductory sessions is available on this page of our website, and is regularly updated : https://cigue.ch/obtenir-une-chambre/
The sessions are held by volunteers who live in la Ciguë. We do our best to plan regular sessions but we might not be able to ensure a session every week, but new ones will be added soon.
You will then be added to our mailling list for two months, where you will receive information about available rooms at la Ciguë (with adress, rent, and contact). Please note that when a room becomes available, it is the people that remain in the flat that are in charge of choosing their next roomate.This is what we call the allocation system. After a first selection through emails, the appartment’s inhabitants organize a meeting with a selected few to choose their next roomate. You will be able to visit the room and meet your potential new roomates at this moment. In case of new housings, the Ciguë’s commission of allocation, formed by voluntary cooperators, will take care of meeting the candidates
This means that there is no reservation or waiting list possible ; there is no need to contact the office of la Ciguë as we have no influence in this process.
The criteria to get a room:
To live in the Ciguë, these criteria must all be filled during all the time of the person’s housing within the cooperative:
– One has to be a student as a main activity, be apprenticed or on an internship with valid documentary proof (12h / week minimum).
– One has to prove of an income lower than 3’000.-CHF per month (average calculated
on the year).
– One has to be more than 18 years old.
The maximal time of stay in the Ciguë is of 5 years.
For other question, please go to FAQ or visit those websites:
- Website of Geneva for young people accomodations
- University Office
- Répertoire de logements de l’Hospice Général d’Action Social
- Association Genevoise pour le Logement des Apprentis et Etudiants
You can also visit the UNIGE website: http://www.unige.ch/dase/bulog/accu…
For questions relating to your studies, the regulations concerning student status and Swiss law, it is best to contact the CUAE (the University of Geneva student syndicate).