Tips for finding accommodation
This page provides tips & tricks – and useful links – to help you in your search for accommodation in and around Munich. Learn which parts of Munich are best for your budget and how much you can expect to pay for travel. And we can help you work out what an average student spends a month in Munich.
Info session: Finding Accommodation
Useful tips – like how to apply for an advertised apartment, how to contact the property owner/manager, how to master German bureaucracy (registry Residence Registration Office) and how to extend a visa, permit of stay, etc. Please register because places are limited.
5 tips for accomodation hunting
- Start in good time: Nearly all freshers start looking for accommodation at the beginning of the winter semester, i.e. October and November. This may be too late – other students will already have taken many of the flats.Semester dates
- Read advertisements carefully: It is important to understand the abbreviations used in classified ads to avoid any unwelcome surprises! Bilingual Glossary
- Be quick to respond: Ring straight away when you see a new ad - such as in the TUM housing online exchange
- Make a good impression when you view a flat: 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. Residential areas in Munich
Rent & travel costs
More info for finding a place
- www.muenchen.de: Living The official online portal of the City of Munich provides important information on living in the city.
- garching.de: Bauen und Wohnen (only available in German) This page from the City of Garching provides information and links on building and living in the city including information specifically aimed at students.