Student housing for exchange and visiting students

The Munich Student Union (Studierendenwerk München Oberbayern) provides housing for exchange students. The International Office will handle most of the steps for you.

Applying for student housing

The Munich Student Union provides a very limited number of places for exchange students in student housing. This is referred to as the service package. The International Office is responsible for allocating student housing. It is not possible to apply directly to the Student Union.
Please note that applications received after the application deadline will not be considered for student housing.

Rooms are rented from September to the end of February (winter semester), as well as March to the end of July (summer semester); usually with a maximum rental period of one semester. The average rent is between 350 € and 500 € per month (depending on the location / student dorm).

If you do not wish to apply for a place in student housing or are not participating in any of the above-mentioned programs, please look for accommodation yourself as early as possible. The Munich Student Union or the Jugendinformationszentrum (Youth Information Center) also have resources that can help you find a place to stay.

Please note that rooms can only be guaranteed for approximately half of the students! Due to the challenging housing market in Munich, please start looking for accommodation as soon as possible, while simultaneously stating in your online application that you are applying for student housing. The International Office will support you with additional resources to help you find private accommodation.

Receiving a student housing offer

If you are offered a room in student housing, the Munich Student Union will send you an email with more detailed information about the accommodation as well as a document called an Annahmeerklärung (declaration of acceptance). Please sign this document, return it to the Munich Student Union and transfer three months’ rent plus the deposit. You can find the exact amount in your acceptance letter. The room is reserved for you once the Munich Student Union has received the signed document.

Unsuccessful student housing applications

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee you a room. If we are unable to provide you with student housing from the Munich Student Union, the International Office can assist you in finding a private room (PDF, 116 KB).

Please send a completed application form (PDF, 937 KB) for private accommodation to

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