Find your accommodation in Munich
Compared to other student cities in Germany, Munich has one of the highest rental rates. Therefore, it is rather difficult to find an affordable accommodation – but not impossible. Universities in Munich do not own residence halls and do not provide rooms for students. But on this website, we give assistance in searching for accommodation.
How to find your home on time in Munich and which tips can help you?
Read our information below:
Munich Housing Market
– Information about the housing market in Munich –
The average rent for a shared flat is between 400 – 600€ per month, for private single-apartments around 600 – 800€ per month and for rooms in student residents between 250 – 390€ per month.
Preferred inner-city areas such as Maxvorstadt, Schwabing, Ludiwgsvorstadt/ Isarvorstadt or Haidhausen are more expensive than city areas like Pasing, Taufkirchen or Neufahrn, which are located more in the surrounding area. So also look for accommodation in peripheral districts which still count to the Munich metropolitan area. With the wide ranging public transport system you are easy and fast in the city centre.
Halls of Residence
– The different Halls of Residence in Munich –
The Munich Student Union (Studentenwerk München), which is the responsable organisation for halls of residence, contributes a limited amount of rooms to the universities. Consequently MUAS also receives an amount of rooms, so called “servicepackage-rooms”, which we allocate to our incoming student. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee housing to all incoming students (30% – 50% receive a room). Furthermore as an incoming student you cannot apply directly on the Studentenwerk website. There is a so called Lotterie for which you have to apply to get a room. You can apply directly at the online application form for an exchange at MUAS.
More information about the lottery, the rooms and conditions you can find here
How to find a Private Room
– Private Rooms in Munich –
There exists a large number of apartment search portals and Facebook groups, that can help you finding a room in a flat-sharing or single-apartment.
The most used portals are:
„Wohnung und WG in München gesucht oder frei?“
– Watch out! –
Be aware of false advertisments. There exist a number of signs that can help you to identify a cheater. For example be careful with offers written in english only, outstandingly low rents and money transfer before your arrival.
If you still have any questions about accommodation in Munich you will find more information in the following PDF.
Take a look at the student residence halls and their location with regard to the Department of Tourism.