Accomodation in Heidelberg

In Germany it is quite usual that students move out from home and live in single person rooms or shared flats. This is why many people are looking for rooms before university starts. It is quite difficult to find a place to live in Heidelberg, that`s why it could take a lot of time to find a room or an apartment. It is recommended to start as early as you can. There are different opportunities to find a room:
  • Studentenwerk Heidelberg offers rooms for students the university in student dorms. If you are an international student, you have to apply to the international office. In general you can say that dorms are the cheapest but not the most comfortable ways of living.
  • To find private rooms in shared apartments, you might want to check and It is very common to e-mail the landlord or your future flat mates. Tell him/her a little about yourself to rise your chances of getting the room. 
  • You can also use Facebook to find a place to stay in Heidelberg. There are many groups on Facebook.
If you didn´t find a room or flat until your arrival, you could move to a hostel for a few days or rent a private room at Airbnb.


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