Finding adequate and affordable accommodation in Germany is, as in most countries, pretty difficult and often time-consuming. Especially in a small student town like Lüneburg the housing market is tight; this holds true particularly for furnished and temporary accommodation. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you look for accommodation as soon as you know that you will be coming to Lüneburg.
In Lüneburg there are various housing options available for students. The most popular one is to share an apartment. However, for those who prefer to live on their own, a single apartment might be the right option
The residence halls are located on and next to the campus as well as in the city center. All residence halls in Lüneburg consist of apartments with 2-4 single rooms (12-25 square meters), shared bathroom(s) and kitchen. There are also some single apartments available as well as apartments for families with children.
Private apartments usually also have 2-4 rooms, a kitchen and a bathroom. Single apartments are also available. However, the number of furnished single apartments is limited and they are considerably more expensive than a shared apartment.
Living in an apartment-sharing community (in German called “Wohngemeinschaft” or “WG”) is an excellent opportunity for exchange students to get to know other students quickly and to improve their German. However, in order to avoid conflicts it is very important to agree on some basic rules, for instance, on cleaning rotas that regulate common tasks like dish washing, cleaning, taking out the garbage, etc. Many students living in a WG do not only share an apartment, but also do the shopping and cooking together; sometimes they also share some leisure activities with eath other.
International Student Advisor / Housing Assistance
Scharnhorststr. 1, C4.024