The Munich Student Union (Studentenwerk München) offers limited university housing in furnished rooms for €270–€340 per month, with a deposit of up to €350. You will generally be accommodated in a single room with shared kitchen and sometimes shared bathroom facilities. A limited number of all-inclusive apartments are available.
You’ll sign the rental agreement upon your arrival in Munich. Rent is usually debited directly from a German bank account, so once you arrive in Munich, one of your first tasks will be to set up a bank account.
- Housing for the winter semester must, as a rule, be rented for the exact period stated in the rental agreement.
- The Studentenwerk München will notify you about whether your housing application was successful or not by mid-July for the winter semester and by the end of January for the summer semester.
- If you receive a positive reply from the International Office, the Studentenwerk München will send you an email with the details of your new home. A document called an Annahmeerklärung will be attached to this email. You should sign and send this document back to the Studentenwerk München without delay to secure your spot.
- If you don’t manage to get university housing, don’t worry! There are lots of online resources to find private housing as well as advisors from the Studentenwerk who can help you in person.
Please note that the Studentenwerk cannot take special requests for rooms (single, private bathroom, etc.) so it’s up to you to decide if the room is a good fit. If you don’t like your assigned room, your next step is to inform the International Office and look for private housing.