News Article Czech Republic Prague student housing Zeitgeist Zeitraum
by Property Forum | Residential

Zeitraum, a specialist in student rental housing, has entered into a three-year contract with the Anglo-American University in Prague (AAU), guaranteeing 120 beds for its students in the new academic year 2020/2021. The AAU is one of 20 universities with which Zeitraum cooperates and provides accommodation for the AAU’s students on its four newly reconstructed campuses in Prague. More than 60% of university students remained accommodated despite the difficult situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing their studies online.

"Our facilities operate based on long-term leases, so they run practically unchanged throughout this crisis – of course, following current government regulations and under increased hygiene conditions. As usual, in relation to the new semester we expect other students to arrive from abroad. Compared to previous years, their number may increase slightly due to university students who originally planned to study in countries outside the European Union, but will not have the opportunity,” comments Lukáš Drásta, Head of Business Development at Zeitraum. “We are very pleased to deepen the partnership with the Anglo-American University. In the past, we already cooperated on some individual or shorter reservations, so the shift towards a long-term contract is a positive sign for us – not only in terms of appreciating the quality of our services but also in connection with the current situation. In our opinion, many young people always tend to study abroad. Stricter measures can soon be expected in the form of compliance with hygiene standards or proving student’s health state upon arrival to the host country. However, COVID-19 will not have a long-term impact on the demand for student housing."

Zeitraum operates four student houses in Prague, in Seifertova Street in Prague 3, Na Šachtě and U Průhonu in Prague 7 and Holandská in Prague 10. In all of them, Zeitrum assures a high standard of services (administration/maintenance/hygiene), while offering fully furnished rooms with private bathroom for rent. Study rooms and relaxation areas are part of the common areas. There are also equipped kitchens with community facilities, vending machines, private laundry, and storage space for bicycles and luggage. There is a 24-hour reception and security. Free high-speed internet connection is provided automatically.