Finding accommodation on your own

How to find a room on your own

  1. You will find below links to some rental portals, on which students or private landlords offer accommodation. Read the room/flat ads carefully and keep in mind that even if the photos show furnished rooms, the room/apartment might be rented unfurnished. Please note: As with all offers on the Internet, cases of fraud can also occur here. Contact the provider only if the room offer seems to be serious. Never transfer money to an account outside Germany. If you are unsure whether an offer is serious or notice something conspicuous, feel free to contact the Accommodation Service.
  2. Online advertisements are usually contacted by telephone or e-mail. Introduce yourself in writing or by telephone and make an appointment to visit the apartment. (If you are not yet in Germany, you may be able to get an impression of the room/apartment by using Skype or similar.)
  3. Arrive on time at an agreed appointment and make sure that you can answer enquiries and e-mails quickly. When visiting a room/flat, be polite and decide quickly whether you want to live in it or not. If yes, you will have to wait for a confirmation or a cancellation.
  4. If you get an acceptance, you will usually receive a rental agreement soon. Check it carefully before you sign it. Transfer the deposit and/or the first rent for the room as agreed. Note: You should only transfer money to a bank in Germany.
  5. Arrange an appointment for the handing over of keys/room. When moving in, it is advisable to document the condition of the room or apartment in a handover protocol or, above all, to photograph any damage and inform the contract partner.

International degree seeking students

International degree-seeking students are recommended to apply for a room in a student residence. When registering, please state explicitly that you are a degree-seeking student at Leuphana University and will stay in Lüneburg for several semester/years.

Please search for following student dorm providers* in Lüneburg:

Studentenwerk OstNiedersachsen

Campus Mondial


* This list makes no claim to be complete.