It is exciting to witness the purpose build student accommodation sector showing high growth potential in Central and Eastern Europe, where demand is generated largely by growing numbers of international students. Poland, for example, has twice as many higher education institutions as the UK, but remains among the least internationalized in Europe. New government strategy and financial commitment to internationalization is about to change the outlook on higher education. Recent reform of higher education management will further help consolidate the positioning of universities and campuses in Polish cities. In general, a wide range of university programmes, historic cultural heritage and affordable tuition and rents attract a growing international student community in Warsaw and Prague.This will have meaningful implications for the situation of student living.