A major part of planning your research stay is finding accommodation.
Please inform yourself well in advance!
The housing market in Augsburg is very tight due to the high number of students and the immediate proximity to Munich. Furnished accommodation in particular is often hard to come by and is quickly off the market. It is therefore advisable to look for accommodation as early as possible.
Housing Search via the Welcome Service
The Welcome Service is available to advise you in your search for suitable accommodation. You are also welcome to contact us if you would like a second opinion on different accommodation options, you may come across.
Please note that we cannot arrange accommodation for guests who are in Augsburg for less than 4 weeks. Nevertheless, you are welcome to contact us so that we can provide you with information and tips regarding your individual search.
The Welcome Service primarily offers international researchers initial solutions for finding accommodation. The service only arranges furnished accommodation, which is mainly intended for the beginning of the stay in Augsburg. Depending on personal preferences, this may involve some compromises in terms of size, location or equipment of the accommodation.
If you would like to find accommodation for your (further) stay in Augsburg according to your personal preferences, we will be happy to provide you with some advice and tips for your independent housing search. Therefore, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Augsburg has a few guest apartments on campus for researchers from abroad without an employment contract at the University of Augsburg. These are often booked well in advance and can only be reserved by the inviting chair or institute. Therefore, if you are interested, please contact your host.
If you would like to receive our housing assistance, please read our guidelines first before filling out our application form for housing search assistance.
Information for Landlords
The Welcome Service is always looking for furnished accommodation for internationally mobile researchers who are planning a stay at the University of Augsburg. We work closely with landlords and are constantly expanding our network.
If you are interested in cooperating with the Welcome Service in finding accommodation for international researchers, please send us a message ( email@example.com); we would be happy to introduce our service to you in more detail.
We look forward to hearing from you!
General Information about Living in Augsburg
In Germany, a broadcasting fee is levied to finance public service broadcasting, such as radio, television and the internet.
The current fees can be viewed via the respective fee adjustment (ger.: “Beitragsanpassung“) (as of August 2021: 18,36 EUR).
The fee is charged monthly for each household regardless of the number of persons and number of appliances in the household.
Once you move to Germany, you have to register online or by post. If you do not register on your own and if you have not already been registered by your landlord, you will automatically receive a payment notice after you have registered with the city.
Further information can be found here.
When brokering a rental flat, it is common practice in Germany to charge an agent's commission. The so-called "buyer's principle" applies here; the broker is paid by the person who has ordered their services.
As a rule, the agent is entitled to a commission if they have been commissioned to let a flat, presents a prospective tenant to the landlord and a tenancy agreement is then concluded.
Please keep in mind that generally, a rental security/deposit of up to three net (cold) rents must be paid for the period of the tenancy.
You will receive the full deposit back after moving out, provided that you leave the apartment as agreed at the handover or in the rental agreement.
Please note that if you cause any defects and/or heavy wear and tear, parts of the deposit may be retained by the landlord in order to repair any damage that has occurred.
Anyone registering their flat in Germany must submit a "Wohnungsgeberbestätigung” (engl. housing provider confirmation). The "Wohnungsgeber” (engl. housing provider) is, for example, your landlord, a person appointed by the landlord or the main tenant of the flat if you are a subtenant.