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Accommodation for exchange students

Living at a student dorm - an illustrated dictionary


Exchange students from partner universities can apply for accommodation in the student dorms operated by Studentenwerk Osnabrück (Student Services) through the International Office.

Currently, there are furnished rooms in these dormitories:
Alte Fabrik (Jahnplatz), Dodesheide, Jahnstraße, Leggeweg, Lüstringer Straße, Salzmarkt, Sedanstraße, Ziegelstraße

Prices range from about € 160 to 230 per month.

International students are well cared for in the dormitories: dormitory tutors help them to quickly get used to their new environment.


To secure a room, you must send the online application for accommodation to Studentenwerk until the application deadline.

IMPORTANT: Please do ONLY use the application for accommodation from this website and NOT the one that you can find on the Studentenwerk website!!

Rooms in the dormitories can only be rented for either six months or one year, meaning:

  • from October 1 to March 31 for the winter semester
  • from April 1 to September 30 for the summer semester
  • from October 1 to September 30 for an entire academic year

Please read the information leaflet for more information.

Application deadlines

until 01 January for the following summer semester (starting in April)
until 01 July for the following winter semester (starting in October)


After arriving in Osnabrück, you must pay a deposit for your rent. The dormitories currently require a deposit of € 400. The deposit will be returned to you after you move out, if you have left your room in a clean and orderly state.

Rental obligations

If, for some reason, you cannot come to Osnabrück, you should inform the International Office right away. If you have already signed a rental agreement, the International Office and the Studentenwerk Osnabrück will try to find someone else to rent your room. Please note that you are responsible for the rent, however, if no new tenant can be found.