It’s not easy
We want to be honest: Like in most university cities it is not easy to find an accommodation in Erlangen, especially not in a convenient location. The university accommodation service can provide assistance here. Nonetheless it can still be very difficult to find a place to stay. For international students we have a certain amount of accommodation in public or private housing. The number of rooms available in these areas, however, is limited.
Dedicated accommodation for international students
International students need to apply to accommodation service of the university and not directly. Students should contact the accommodation service after they have been admitted to MAOT.
- Dormitories of the “Studentenwerk Erlangen-Nürnberg”, a public institution that provides accommodations for students. Important: MAOT students should only use the online application form if specifically asked to do so by the universitiy’s International Office. MAOT students can only be allocated an apartment here if they have been recommended by the International Office.
- The international dormitory in the Wichernstrasse run by the “Internationaler Bund” (an association for the support of foreigners in Germany). Many MAOT students live here. As with the ‘Studentenwerk’ MAOT students should not apply here directly, instead available places are allocated by the university’s International Iffice of the University. Students are asked to direct any enquiries and communications concerning these dormitories to the International office.
You have to apply for these type of accomodation on your own. In some cases the different websites will outline their standard procedure is .
- The dormitories of the Joseph-Stiftung in Erlangen (homepage in German only)
- The dormitories of the “FDS-Stiftung”.
- PDF with containing a list of other dormitories.
- Search engine of the local newspaper “Erlanger Nachrichten” (in German): Search engine of local newspaper
- A list of rooms in shared-apartments (in German): List of rooms in shared-apartments
- Search engine for rooms in shared-apartments (some short-term accomodation, in German):Search engine for rooms in shared-apartments
- List of some estate agents in Erlangen (in German): List of estage agents
- List of available accommodations on a private online platform for student accommodations (in German): List of selected student accommodations
- Homepage of a big accommodation provider of the local government (in German): Homepage of provider of local government accommodation provider