LOOKING FOR ACCOMMODATION

FINDING A ROOM OR APARTMENT AT YOUR NEW PLACE OF STUDY – BUT HOW?

Your apartment or room is often central to your new phase of life as a student in a foreign country. It is therefore essential to prepare for your studies by finding an apartment beforehand.

It isn’t always easy to find accommodation in German cities. More and more people are drawn to urban areas and the population of attractive cities such as Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin, and Munich is growing year by year. This makes the housing market very competitive. We therefore recommend that you start looking for accommodation as early as possible!

Unless you are attending Studienkolleg NRW, Hochschule Fresenius cannot provide or arrange accommodation for you. However, we will support you as best we can in your search for accommodation and are always available to answer your questions. Below we have listed a few location-specific tips and tricks, useful contacts, and basic vocabulary to help you understand the accommodation on offer.

We have also provided an overview of useful Facebook groups and accommodation providers. Please note that we do not work with any of these companies and that these non-binding lists are simply an overview, not a recommendation.

ROOMS FOR INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE AT HOCHSCHULE FRESENIUS

Each semester, we welcome new international students to Hochschule Fresenius. It’s difficult to find accommodation while still in your home country, and it won’t necessarily get easier once you’re in Germany. The RoomIE initiative encourages students and their families to sublet/rent rooms or apartments to international students, promoting intercultural exchange in the process.

The commitment demonstrated by our students is one of our greatest resources. The core of the concept is to provide a platform that brings together international students looking for accommodation and university members with vacant rooms/apartments. This creates a win-win situation for international students and people keen to learn about other cultures.

If you would like to find a room in via RoomIE – or want to offer your spare room to an international student – please contact us:

5 TIPS WHEN LOOKING FOR ACCOMMODATION

ROOM-HUNTING DICTIONARY

Here are some important terms to help you find an apartment or room.

Your direct line to us

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE

If you are an incoming student, whether for your entire degree or just for a semester, we are here to answer any questions that may arise during your time in Germany. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time. We look forward to meeting you in person at our events, where you can also get to know other (international) students.