Accommodation is always an important issue for our exchange students and due to the critical housing situation in Darmstadt it can be a challenge to find suitable accommodation. In this section you will find some useful information about house-hunting
Darmstadt is located in the Rhein-Main Metropolitan Area, which is famous for it‘s good infrastructure and economics. About 5.5 million people live, work or study in the Rhein-Main Area. Therefore, the housing situation in Darmstadt is quite difficult and the search for an appropriate accommodation can require a lot of time and effort. Furthermore, TU Darmstadt does not own student dormitories. For these reasons, our main goal is to assist exchange students in finding adequate housing for their stay. We also help and advise international exchange students on all aspects of housing.
We are looking forward to welcoming you soon to TU Darmstadt!
Please note: All shared-flats offered by our services will be mixed-gender apartments. It is important to note that in Germany there are no separation between genders in shared-apartments.
Please make sure to let us know in your registration form if you have any personal requests. It is typically not possible to place you in only one gender apartments (all female flats), and we cannot guarantee, but we can try our best to place at least one person of the same gender together with you in your shared-flat.
TU Darmstadt does not own nor operate its own student dormitories.
The cost of housing depends on the type of apartment:
A shared-flat in a student residence can cost approx. 380-450€ per month, depending on the room and location.
A private flat or a private studio-apartment will cost on average 550€ or more per month.
In private apartments
The rent in Germany is usually indicated as rent not including water, electricity, gas (heating) and garbage collection costs. These costs can average to about an extra 100-150€ per month. Everyone living in Germany also has to cover their own radio and TVcosts, even if they do not use these facilities. Please see TV License Fee for more information.
In dormitories (outside the university campus)
Rentals in student dormitories are usually flat-rate rents. Depending on the type of accommodation, however, there may be additional costs for electricity (approx. 25-75€ per month). There are also costs for the radio and TV contribution (approx. 20€ per month). Please see above for more information.
International exchange students who arrive in Darmstadt earlier than planned can stay in a hotel or youth hostel until their scheduled move-in date.
Please see above, “Download and Links” for our Accommodation Guide.