Accommodation Service

General information

Please note: The University does not provide accommodation. Admission and enrolment at the University do not imply admission to student dormitories or housing of any kind.

In Göttingen (and Germany in general), it is difficult to find affordable accommodation. The housing market is very competitive, particularly at the beginning of the winter semester during the months of September, October and November. Therefore, it is advisable to start looking for accommodation as soon as possible.

Rooms in student dormitories operated by the Studentenwerk are very reasonably priced at 200€ to 300€. Rental costs for private housing are higher. Rooms in flat-shares easily cost between 300€ and 450€ (if not more), apartments are about 400€ -600€ per month, depending on the location and amenities.

Affordable accommodation for families is difficult to find.

Many international students live in student dorms. Most dorms are run by the Studentenwerk (Student Welfare Services), an independent non-profit organisation closely collaborating with the University.

Please find here information on the availabilities and the application process.

When looking for private accommodation in Göttingen and outside, please find here helpful information.

If you are coming just for a short time or need a place for the first few nights, you can find information about youth hostels in and around Göttingen, bed and breakfasts and some hotels on your Temporary Accommodation List.

Please click here for helpful information.

You are planning a stay abroad in the near future and would like to sublet your room?

Your children have moved out and you have vacant living space available?

If you have a room available to rent, we would be pleased to forward your offers to international students and doctoral students looking for accommodation.

You can find more information here.

Useful links


The International Office
Incoming Office
Accommodation Service

Von-Siebold-Straße 2
37075 Göttingen

Office Hours (currently cancelled!):
Mon and Wed 10-12 h

Christin Leistner
Accommodation service for international students

Von-Siebold-Straße 2
37075 Göttingen

Phone: 0551 39-21790

Helena Hoffmann
Accommodation service for international exchange students

Von-Siebold-Straße 2
37075 Göttingen

Phone: 0551 39-21338