Career Wise

10 Tips for Finding
Accommodation in Germany

1. Define Your Needs
Consider your budget, preferred living arrangements (alone or with others), and desired location (on campus or in the city).
2. Use Popular Flat Portals
Check Immobilienscout24, Immowelt, WG-Gesucht, Kleinanzeigen and Immonet for furnished and unfurnished flats. Use Uniplaces or Homelike for furnished student accommodation.
3. Consider a Flatshare
Join a shared flat (WG) via WG-Gesucht to save money and meet new people. Look for ads on university notice boards.
4. Explore Temporary Rentals
Use WG-Gesucht to find temporary furnished rooms or flats, allowing you time to settle in and explore other options.
5. Check Student Halls
Student halls of residence are affordable and located near campuses. Your university can assist in finding a room.
6. Look into Housing Partnerships
Join Wohnen für Hilfe to live with older people in exchange for helping with daily tasks, and reducing your living costs.
7. Share with Older People
Older individuals often rent rooms to students for companionship. Look for ads in newspapers, public boards, or housing portals.
8. Live with a Host Family
Living with a host family helps you integrate, build a social network, and improve language skills. Use services like Fintiba to find a host family.
9. Utilize Facebook Groups
Join Facebook groups for foreign students in Germany to find flatmates, share tips, and discover available flats.
10. Seek Help from Studentenwerk
Contact the German Student Union or your university’s student association for tips and assistance in finding accommodation.