What kinds of housing do Fulbright Fellows usually find in Uruguay?
U.S. Fulbright Scholars to Uruguay customarily rent an apartment according to their needs and, if being accompanied by dependents, according to their needs as well.
Some Scholars do prefer however to stay at an apart hotel in order to avoid the real estate's fee, the deposit required by the apartment's owner and the building expenses.
And how will I go about finding an apartment?
When you arrive in Uruguay, the Fulbright Commission will place you in contact with one of several private real estate agents, who will assist you in finding the apartment arrangements best suited to your preferences and needs. You will also receive more information on the rental process, apartment upkeep/administration, and other housing-related issues. The Commission staff will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns at any point in your apartment search.
Landlords usually ask tenants for a one to three-month deposit as an insurance against possible breakage, etc. If at that time the Commission has funds as its disposal, we will be willing to advance that amount and deduct it accordingly from your future monthly payments.
Note: Many U.S. Scholars have noted the advantages of arriving in Montevideo on a Monday or Tuesday, so as to devote the maximum amount of time possible to the apartment search before the arrival of the weekend (when real estate agents are generally less accessible)