Living in Hannover

Basic Information

Housing for international students
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Halls of residence and student apartments

There are 20 halls of residence managed by Studentenwerk Hannover and many other student halls in Hannover that offer good value accommodation – some of which are located near the university. Students enrolled at a university in Hannover are eligible to live in one of the halls of residence managed by Studentenwerk. Almost all rooms are furnished and have high-speed internet access at moderate prices. Rent usually ranges between 240 and 500 euros per month.

Other student apartments range between 500 and 700 euros per month.

Private housing

Accommodation adverts can be found on the notice boards in the atrium of the main university building (“Welfenschloss”), as well as in the cafeterias, libraries and 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 size of the flat. Flatshares are usually a little more expensive than similar rooms in halls of residence.
In addition to flatshares, furnished or partly furnished rooms are available – usually for a fixed period (“Zwischenmiete”).

On Wednesdays and Saturdays, the daily newspapers publish accommodation adverts. You can place your own ad for a fee. The Studentenwerk also offers further tips for finding a room on its website.

The Studentenwerk Hannover has an online housing exchange and the AstA Hannover offers a "place to sleep" board: 

Furnished apartments

There are several websites where you can find furnished flats to rent for a limited period of time. The websites each have their own search function with various filters that can help you customise your search.

International Office accommodation service

The International Office (IO) offers an accommodation service for international exchange students as well as international doctoral candidates, postdocs and visiting reseachers who will be coming to Hannover. Our service is only a support, and accommodation cannot be guaranteed. This offer should be supplemented by an independent search. More information can be found here: 

Renting to international guests of Leibniz University Hannover

Beside arranging rooms in halls of residences, the International Office (IO) arranges accommodation in private flats as well. If you have a vacant room and would like to rent it out through us, you are welcome to access the form via the button below. You can offer both rooms and flats, furnished and unfurnished, for a limited or unlimited period of time. We are happy about every offer we receive.