Alternatives to getting an apartment with no proof of income?

I am a student moving out of residence soon and I am going to begin looking for an apartment. Problem is, I don't have a job lined up yet as I am doing a certification course and need to focus on that full time. I have about 2 years of expenses saved up (though the course is only 6 months, after which I will... show more I am a student moving out of residence soon and I am going to begin looking for an apartment.

Problem is, I don't have a job lined up yet as I am doing a certification course and need to focus on that full time.

I have about 2 years of expenses saved up (though the course is only 6 months, after which I will being looking for work) and I have excellent credit.

How can I go about getting an apartment with no proof of income?

Would landlords be ok with a few months rent upfront?
How about a year worth of post dated cheques up front cashable a week before the rent is due?

Never done this before, not sure how it works.
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