Accommodation

We guarantee all students accommodation near to our beautiful campus.

Life at XJTLU

The accommodation facilities our students stay in are located within the Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District (SEID) and managed privately by the Suzhou Industrial Park Education Development and Investment Limited Company.

You will receive information about your accommodation options once you have received your unconditional offer. We will assist in booking accommodation once you have paid your deposit to secure your place at XJTLU. Where possible, we will try to allocate you to your first choices. However, due to supply and demand, we may not be able to satisfy your first choice.

Accommodation options for international students

All international students are guaranteed accommodation throughout their study at XJTLU. Accommodation options range from studios to six-bedroom apartments (subject to availability with preference given to advanced bookings).

Parfait International Apartment

The Parfait International Apartment mainly provides accommodation to international students from all over the world. With well-equipped facilities, considerate service, and an international living atmosphere, it also creates a good learning and living environment.

There are two types of apartment available; either four- or six-bedroom, each with ensuite rooms, a shared couch area and kitchen. Bedrooms and the living room have heating. A television is provided in each apartment.

Location: Wencui Plaza, No. 8 Xuetang Street, Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District, Suzhou Industrial Park
Number of rooms: 1008
Daily rent: Depending on the length of the tenancy contract, the current daily rent is between RMB 40-128.
Internet: All rooms come with a cable internet connection. Tenants should buy their own router if they want a Wi-Fi connection.
Reservation: Booking with ISRS is required if students want to live in Parfait International Apartment.

Parfait Hotel and Apartment

Located in the same area as Parfait International Apartment, Parfait Hotel and Apartment mainly provides single studio rooms to tenants who prefer more privacy.

Location: Wencui Plaza, No. 8 Xuetang Street, Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District, Suzhou Industrial Park
Number of rooms: 387
Daily rent: Depending on the length of the tenancy contract and the type of the room, the current daily rent is between RMB 72-150.
Internet: Not included. Tenants have to purchase their own internet connection.
Reservation: Booking with ISRS is required if students want to live in Parfait Hotel and Apartment.

MBA Apartments

The MBA Apartments are mainly two- or three-bedroom apartments. Apartments have a shared bathroom. The shared lounge contains a water dispenser, television, refrigerator and microwave. There are no separate kitchens in these apartments.

Tenancy is for a whole apartment, and tenants have to find their own roommates. Apartments cannot be let to single individuals. Reservation can be made with MBA directly or through ISRS when roommates are found.

Location: Wenxing Plaza, No. 621 Linquan Street, Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District, Suzhou Industrial Park
Number of apartments: 402
Daily rent: Depending on the length of the contract and type of apartment, the current daily rent range is between RMB 82-165.

Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District Student Dormitory

International students on degree programmes are also allowed to live in the student dormitories, which are located in Wenxing Plaza, Wenhui Plaza and Wencui Plaza.

The dormitories can meet your basic living standards and are provided with a shower, toilet, basin and air conditioning. Undergraduates and postgraduate students share a bedroom.

For those wanting to live in the SEID local student dormitories, there are two options regarding the rent payment: paying by the month or paying for the year. There are different conditions for each.

Paying by the month

The charge is RMB 800 a month. Students have a room to themselves. Students are required to obtain prior approval from the accommodation provider to permit them to live in a private room. Usually only PhD students will be able to obtain this permission, though application on medical or related grounds may be possible. The first stage in considering this option should be a discussion with ISRS.

Paying for the year

This is the cheapest option.

  • Undergraduate students pay RMB 2,200 per academic year and share a room for four students. Dormitories for undergraduates are mainly located in Wenxing Plaza.
  • Postgraduate students pay RMB 2,750 per academic year and share a room for two PG students. Dormitories for postgraduates are located in Wenhui Plaza.
  • PhD students pay RMB 3,850 per academic year for a single room. Dormitories for postgraduates are located in Wenhui Plaza.
  • If you take this option you must be prepared to pay the accommodation charge for the whole academic year, even if you are not living in the room for part of that year, and even if you start to live in the room after the start of the accommodation year. If you move into the accommodation in the middle of the year you are still required to pay the room charge for the whole year. Technically the payment year runs from September to June, though students may stay in residence from June to September at no additional cost.

All accommodation bookings are subject to availability and prices may fluctuate from those advertised here. In order to check current availability and prices please email [email protected].

Accommodation options for Mainland Chinese students

Undergraduate

  • Four students sharing one dormitory room
  • Fee: RMB 2,200 per bed per academic year (excluding utilities and internet fees).

Masters

  • Two students share one dormitory room
  • Fee: RMB 2,750 per bed per academic year (excluding utilities and internet fees).

PhD

  • One PhD student in one dormitory room
  • Fee: RMB 3,850 per dorm per academic year (excluding utilities and internet fees).

Home from home

Close to campus

Accommodation options are all within walking distance of our campus meaning you can get to lectures, visit the library and spend time on campus easily and quickly.

Student community

Being located in the Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District means we are surrounded by countless other universities and their students, meaning there are abundant affordable places to eat and regular events taking place to keep you entertained.

Cost of living

Suzhou boasts a reasonable cost of living. Accommodation expenses (excluding utilities and internet access) vary depending on the type of accommodation you choose.

Access to the city

It’s easy to get a taxi or bus from our accommodation to other areas of Suzhou for socialising, cultural trips or shopping.