It’s not easy
We want to be honest: As in most university cities it is not easy to find 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 is limited, however.
Dedicated accommodation for international students
International students must apply to the university’s accommodation service and not directly. Students should contact the accommodation service after they have been admitted to MAOT.
- Dormitories of the „Studentenwerk Erlangen-Nürnberg“ (page in German only), 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 FAU’s International Office. – A nice video on Youtube shows some of the Studentenwerk’s dormitories.
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 only partly in English)
- The dormitories of the „FDS-Stiftung“.
- A private dormitory in Nürnberg: https://www.urban-living-nuernberg.de/en/
- A private provider of dormitors in Erlangen and Nürnberg: https://wohnen-in-bayern.com/en/
- PDF with containing a list of other dormitories.
- A list of rooms in shared-apartments (in German): List of rooms in shared-apartments
- The highly popular search engine WG gesucht for rooms in shared-apartments (some short-term accommodation, in German):Search engine for rooms in shared-apartments
- List of available accommodations on a private online platform for student accommodations (in German): List of selected student accommodations
- Homepage of a large local government accommodation provider: Homepage of local government accommodation provider