Source: Verena Vötter
A range of housing options is available to international students in Munich, but Munich is (deservedly!) a very popular place to live. Finding housing can be particularly challenging at the beginning of the winter semester during the months of September, October, and November—so start your hunt early! Unless you are an exchange student, you’ll be in charge of finding your home in Munich—but if you take a few key steps, you should be happily settled soon.
The majority of the approximately 100,000 students in Munich live in private rooms, shared apartments, or single apartments. Only about 13% of students actually live in university housing, which is mostly managed by the Studentenwerk München.
The average rent for rooms on the private market is about €400 per calendar month. Rooms in shared apartments and single apartments cost between €400 and €650, depending on the location and facilities. Rooms in student housing can cost between €270 and €350. Just like in many big cities, please beware of potential fraud! Never transfer deposits or rental payments in advance of arriving in Munich unless you are absolutely sure that the room for rent really exists, and never send copies of your ID by email. In case of doubt, please contact Ms. Monique Esnouf at the International Office.