Finding accommodation on your own

Accommodation offers from private landlords as well as students who subrent their rooms for a limited period of time can be found on the following web portals (no agencies/service fees).

wg-gesucht.de (DE/EN)

studenten-wg.de (in German only)

Notice board Studentenwerk ON (in German only)

Some useful hints:

  • Even if the pictures show a furnished room, please always check carefully if the room offer includes the furniture.
  • It is quite common that you will be asked to pay a deposit and the first monthly rent by bank transfer. But be cautious if you are asked to pay by credit card or to transfer money to a bank outside German, or if you are offered to receive the room keys by post. That might be fraud!