Living in Hannover

Housing for international students
Registering with the citizen centre

Halls of residence and student apartments

There are 19 halls of residence managed by Student Services and many other student halls in Hannover that offer good value accommodation – some are located in close proximity to the university. Students enrolled at a university in Hannover are eligible to live in one of the halls of residence managed by Student Services. Almost all rooms are furnished and have high-speed internet access at moderate prices. Rent usually ranges between 200 and 400 euros per month.

Other student apartments range between 500 and 650 euros per month.

Private Housing

Accommodation adverts can be found on the notice boards in the atrium of the main university building (“Lichthof”), as well as in cafeterias, libraries or institutes. Most adverts offer “WG rooms” (flatshares). WG is short for “Wohngemeinschaft” and describes an arrangement where several people live in the same flat and split the costs for shared facilities such as kitchen and bathroom.
Prices vary considerably depending on the location and the size of the flat. Usually, flatshares are a little more expensive than similar rooms in halls of residence.
Apart from flatshares, furnished or part furnished rooms are available – usually for a fixed period (“Zwischenmiete”).

On Wednesdays and Saturdays, daily newspapers publish accommodation adverts. You can place your own ad for a fee.

The Studentenwerk also offers further tips for the room hunt on their website.

Accommodation Service of the International Office

In cooperation with Student Services Hannover and other institutions, the International Office at LUH offers an accommodation service for international exchange students, international visiting researchers, and doctoral candidates who will be staying in Hannover. Further details are available at:

Renting to international guests of Leibniz University Hannover

The International Office is always interested in hearing from you if you wish to rent rooms to international guests of Leibniz University Hannover.