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How to find private accommodation

Finding your new home is the first step to make a good start in Germany. These tips will help you in finding a flat:

  • Time is key: start looking for a flat as soon as possible after your application at TH Rosenheim, at least 3 months before your start of studies.
  • Know the city: TH Rosenheim has four campuses in different cities (Rosenheim, Burghausen, Mühldorf am Inn,Traunstein). Check where your degree programme is located and search in/around this city. Look up the addresses and check the connection to the campus.
  • Apply for an accommodation at student residences in any case, even if you keep looking for private flat ­­­options.
  • Know what you search: do you want to share an apartment with fellow flatmates ("WG" / "Wohngemeinschaft") or do you look for an own apartment ("Wohnung"). All options have their benefits and compromises.
  • Know where to search: flats are searched and found online. You find the most common portals below. This gives you the chance to search while you're still abroad.
  • Stay proactive during your search. Use social media groups, and actively write to people who offer rooms. It's ok to ask for a virtual tour through shared flats. Suggest an appointment in person after your arrival in Germany.
  • Read the prices right: on top of the basic rent ("KM" / "Kaltmiete"), there are usually additional expenses ("NK / "Nebenkosten") such as gas, water or power. These make up your gross rent ("WM" / "Warmmiete"). Landlords usually also require a security deposit ( "KT" / "Kaution").
  • Prepare a portfolio: if you rent your own flat it is more formal. Most landlords will ask you for specific documents. You should prepare: personal introduction (CV, photo, German language certificate if possible, tenant self-disclosure), proof of steady income (payslips, monthly salary, scholarship letter, credit report, parental financial guarantee, Sperrkonto, BaföG, ...) and a copy of important documents (passport, visa, residence permit, student proof, personal liability insurance, ...). You find templates and checklists on the web.
  • Remain aware: unless you book a room in student residences, you should always try to view accommodation before signing a rental contract. Do NOT transfer money in advance (for rent, security deposit etc). Scammers attract with cheap offers and demand the deposit in advance.

You can find a detailed guide to student housing in Germany here.

Find a private accommodation

Private rooms can be found by checking:

The following online portals can help you find an accommodation: 

Student Housing in Rosenheim - Munich Student Union

Fall out of bed and into your lecture – thanks to Munich Student Union. The student service provider has two halls of residence in Rosenheim with a total of 345 accommodations, of which 89 are apartments, 120 are flat shares and 130 are twin rooms.

The Student Union also provides the infrastructure for leisure time activities. You will find a community centre with a student bar in the halls of residence.

Information on rental prices and waiting times can be found at: www.studentenwerk-muenchen.de/en/accommodation/

Information on Munich Student Union’s halls of residence in Rosenheim can be found at:

Information on how to apply can be found at:
http://www.studentenwerk-muenchen.de/en/accommodation/application/

For exchange students from partner universities
For international exchange students, there is a limited number of rooms available in Rosenheim. These rooms are allocated on a "first comes first served" basis. When exchange students apply for one or two semesters abroad at TH Rosenheim, they have the possibility to also apply for a room in the student dormitories.

IMPORTANT! Confirmation of your room reservation
If you are allocated a room, you will receive a specific offer for a room around 8 weeks before the start of your studies. This normally happens via email from the Munich Student Union. You have to confirm the reservation immediately afterwards.

Rental agreements for one semester (6 months)
The rental agreement is valid from the beginning of September until the end of February (in the winter semester) and from the beginning of March until the end of August (in the summer semester). The agreement cannot be terminated. You will not receive a refund if you arrive at a later date or end your studies earlier.

A deposit of around € 300 must be paid at the start of the rental period. Munich Student Union will debit the first rent payment and deposit direct from your account. You will need a German bank account for this purpose.


IMPORTANT! Please remember that you can only pick up your room key and rental agreement during halls of residence offices opening hours.

Administration office:

Phone: +49 8031 8052274
Email: wohnen-team6* Please remove this text *@stwm.de

Contact hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m

Postal address:
Studentenwerk München
Verwaltung
Hochschulstr. 1
83024 Rosenheim

More information on how to find an accommodation in Rosenheim and Burghausen can be found here.

Student residence St. Sebastian

The new St. Sebastian student residence at Kapuzinerweg 4, within walking distance of TH Rosenheim, opens on 1 October and offers students a total of 60 places in the winter semester 2022/23 and 30 places in the winter semester 2023/24. The single rooms are approx. 21m2 in size and have their own shower room with toilets. 

For more information, please visit the dormitory's website or contact wohnheim-st-sebastian* Please remove this text *@eomuc.de.

 

Private student apartments in Rosenheim

Private providers offer apartments for students at  TH Rosenheim. Most of them are single apartments near the campus.

CAMPUS-RO

This new student housing offers more than 200 apartments and spaces for joint activities and socialising as well as living as a family. Visit the CAMPUS-RO website to learn more.

Alpina Immowelten

The  management runs more than 20 individual apartments near the campus. Interested students are asked to directly contact the company by mail. Find more information here: alpina-immowelten.de.

Yabeo Apartment Rosenheim

Yabeo rents individual apartments for one or two years with the option to extend the rental contract. You find the different studios and pricing here.  Interested students may contact the management by mail to info* Please remove this text *@apartment-rosenheim.de. Please prepare a CV, self-disclosure and proof of income (3 months).

SSZ centre in Rosenheim
The residence comprises two shared flats (3 persons) and two single flats. It is located in the middle of a quiet housing area on the edge of the Innspitz.
Further information about the student centre can be found here (in Geman).
 

Hotels and Boarding Houses in Rosenheim

Further hotels and boarding houses in Rosenheim:

Student Housing in Burghausen

The city of Burghausen offers more than 200 housing units for students in three student dorms:

  • Studentenwohnheim Burghausen Neustadt, Berliner Platz 3
  • Studentenwohnungen Burghausen Altstadt, Stadtplatz 58a
  • Studentenwohnheim Burghausen Neustadt, Dorfnerweg 14

For details, please contact Campus Burghausen GmbH.

Contact:

Mr Alexander Audinger, Campus Burghausen GmbH

Phone: +49 (0) 8677 96769-13

Email: a.audinger@burghausen.com

Here you will also receive a list of accommodation offers and guesthouses from private landlords.

Student Housing in Mühldorf

Students find private housing offers in Mühldorf listed on the website of Munich Student Union. A recommended online portal among students is WG-Gesucht.de.

Student Housing in Traunstein

A recommended online portal among students to find a shared flat is WG-Gesucht.de.

Also the Tourist Information Traunstein offers information on accomodation (in German).

In addition, the staff at Campus Chiemgau based in Traunstein will help you find student housing – so please do not worry. They will send out a questionnaire at the beginning of July to everyone who requested enrollment or received admissions. Then, they will coordinate with local providers to find affordable housing options for students.

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