A skyline of Munich at sunset
For many who live here, the most beautiful city in the world: Munich. And one of the most expensive.Photo: Tourismusamt

Accommodations in Munich

Finding accommodation in Munich is difficult – but not impossible. Here we give students and staff various tips to make their search a little easier. Few students actually manage to get a place in one of Munich’s Student Union halls of residence. The majority rely on private accommodation. Options include flat-sharing, sublet rooms or a one-room flat.

  

  

  

  

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5 tips for finding accommodation
  • Start your search in good time: Nearly all freshers start looking for accommodation at the beginning of the winter semester, i.e. October and November. This is too late – other students will already have taken many of the flats.
  • Read advertisements carefully: It is important to understand the abbreviations used in accommodation listings to avoid any unwelcome surprises! We have compiled a bilingual glossary of abbreviations to help you.
  • Be quick to respond: Ring straight away when you see a new ad. Make a good impression when you view a flat:
  • Prepare well: Bring guarantees/references, proof of income and perhaps even your CV. It is important that the landlord trusts you.
  • Look further afield: Rents on the outskirts of Munich are often two euro per square meter cheaper than in the city center, i.e. in the vicinity of the university. Distance is not an issue, however, thanks to Munich’s excellent transport network. 

A new study paints a depressing picture of the accommodation options available to students in and around Munich. “We have to act now,” says TUM Senior Vice President, Prof. Regine Keller. She is looking to launch a new initiative to bring together local authorities and policy-makers. Student accommodation survey

Your contact persons

5 tips for finding accommodation

  • Start your search in good time: Nearly all freshers start looking for accommodation at the beginning of the winter semester, i.e. October and November. This is too late – other students will already have taken many of the flats.
  • Read advertisements carefully: It is important to understand the abbreviations used in accommodation listings to avoid any unwelcome surprises! We have compiled a bilingual glossary of abbreviations to help you.
  • Be quick to respond: Ring straight away when you see a new ad. Make a good impression when you view a flat:
  • Prepare well: Bring guarantees/references, proof of income and perhaps even your CV. It is important that the landlord trusts you.
  • Look further afield: Rents on the outskirts of Munich are often two euro per square meter cheaper than in the city center, i.e. in the vicinity of the university. Distance is not an issue, however, thanks to Munich’s excellent transport network.