Student apartments in Rainbow City


General information

Rainbow City is an extremely popular location for students coming to Shanghai. It’s very conveniently located above a subway station on line 4 with easy connections to the rest of the city. It’s also really close to Fudan, Tongji and SISU universities.


Rainbow City benefits from many different facilities, including a large international supermarket, a number of local and international restaurants, a gym with indoor and outdoor swimming pools and an outdoor tennis court. There’s also a large park in the centre of the compound for use by all residents and you can regularly see people practicing tai-chi or playing badminton.


As it’s such a popular location, places fill up quickly, so if you’re interested in renting a room or a whole apartment in Rainbow City, it’s best to contact us as early as possible.


Apartment facilities

We’re happy to provide more information and details on available apartments upon request. Typically, the apartments for rent in this compound are three-bedroom apartments and shared with other students. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and the other two rooms share a separate bathroom.


Each apartment benefits from a large living room, with an area for dining, a separate kitchen and laundry room and great views over the compound. Access to the roof terrace also provides views of Shanghai and the famous Pudong skyline.


All apartments are fully-furnished and feature:

  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Internet connection (can be set up as required)
  • Living room sofa
  • Coffee table
  • Dining table and chairs
  • Double beds
  • Wardrobes
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Microwave oven
  • Washing machine
  • Bath/shower


Please note that some apartments also have crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment. For hygiene reasons, not all apartments contain bed linen or towels and you may need to purchase these items when you move in.


Rental prices

The rental price for each apartment and bedroom varies depending on a number of factors including the size of the room.


The prices for the bedrooms in this compound are generally:

Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

Room approx. 17 m2

3700-4600 RMB per month

Large room with shared bathroom.

Room approx. 14 m2

3200-3500 RMB per month

Small room with shared bathroom.

Room approx. 12 m2

3000-3300 RMB per month










Please note the following which is applicable in all cases.


Service fee

A service fee of 40% of the first month’s rent is payable on contract completion.



A deposit, usually 2 months’ rent, is payable on completion of the contract.


Utility bills

Electricity, gas and water bills are paid on a monthly or two-monthly basis. You will receive an invoice in the post which is based on your usage during that period. These bills can be easily paid at any 24-hour convenience store within 30 days.



This is arranged by the tenants (with our help if needed) and this can be pre-paid either in full in advance or on a monthly basis. It’s quite normal for this to be arranged at a nearby mobile phone company shop, so making regular payments is easy and convenient.



To watch TV channels or take advantage of IPTV, you also have to pay a monthly bill. We can help you arrange this. If you just want to use the TV to watch DVDs then you don’t need to pay this charge. You can also watch many Chinese and international movies and TV shows online at no extra cost, other than your internet charges.


Availability of rooms

Due to the popularity of this compound, apartment availability can vary from day to day. In order to ensure your room for your upcoming study period in Shanghai, please book early to avoid disappointment.


The images shown here are not representative of each apartment, but are typical of the apartments available.