It is very difficult to find housing in Munich, particularly at the beginning of the winter semester, in the months of September, October and November.
Given the high demand and low supply of student accommodation, the majority of the approximately 100,000 students in Munich live in private rooms, flat-shares or apartments. Only about 13% of students live in student residences.
Rooms in student housing is very reasonably priced and can cost between 250€ and 390€. Rental costs for private housing in Munich are high. Rooms in flat-shares and apartments easily cost between 450€ and 800€ (if not more) per calendar month, depending on the location and amenities.
Incoming students who do not receive student accommodation are strongly advised to begin the search for accommodation as early as possible. In some cases it can take several months to find something suitable.