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Freiburg is a very popular student town. The only disadvantage of it being that the housing situation is very critical. And although we have a pool of rooms for incoming international students, we cannot guarantee a room to each new Master student. You should therefore apply for as many dormitories and rooms as possible early on to make sure that you will have a room when the semester starts.

In Germany, most of the dormitories are managed by Studierendenwerk (SWFR), an independent organisation providing student services such as accommodation, cafeterias, social, legal and psychological advise etc.

You have three options to apply for a room at Studierendenwerk :

Online application for a dorm room from July 15th on for the winter semester or from January 15th on for the summer semester.
Application for a service packet (including dorm room, health insurance, university fee and more): Before Jan 15th for the summer semester and July 15th for the winter semester.

Application for homestay programme (= living with a family):

In addition to Studentenwerk dormitories, there are some student residences managed by the church or other organisations:

WebsiteApplication deadline summer / winter term
Alban-Stolz-HausJanuary 15th / July 15th
Collegium SapientiaeJan 15th and March 15th /
July 15th and September 15th
Thomas-Morus-BurseJanuary 15th / June 15th


In the student dormitories, the monthly rent costs between 250 and 350 for a single room (depending on the facilities of the dormitory).

Private accommodation:

In Germany, it is very common for students to share a flat or to live in a single apartment. A room in a shared flat costs approx. 350 - 400 Euro per month. If you want to find this kind of accommodation, it is necessary to understand a little German. You will find these room and apartment offers advertised on the following websites:

Datatabase of the University’s International Office


Studentenwerk database:







Benutzerspezifische Werkzeuge