Housing and Accommodation
Finding a place to live is in most German cities is usually not a walk in the park. However, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. In big cities like Munich, rent for as little as 15m2 could start at about 450 euros but the rates tends to be much cheaper in smaller cities.
Be very careful when you search for apartments online because the number of scammers is alarming and you might easily lose your money if you are not careful. Websites like Craigslist are notorious for scammers.
As a general rule, if the deal looks to good to be true, it probably is.
Before you proceed with your house search, we advise that you read this guide on avoiding housing scams.
Where to look
The Student Council housing
The most ideal place for any student would be to get the apartment from the Student Council in the city. The city usually has some hostels set aside for students in the university and a student body is charged with issuing them out to students. In Munich, the Studentenwerk München is responsible for this.
Unfortunately, there’s a long waiting list for these houses and waiting times are usually a couple of months and even lasting years long in the worst case.