Student Dorms

If you study at our campus in Emden, you can apply for accommodation at a local student dorm (only furnished rooms) before your arrival in Emden. The administration and approval of dorm applications lies in the authority ofStudentenwerk Oldenburg.

Please note that move-in times are limited due to semester dates.

Find more information here: Studentenwerk Oldenburg.

If you study at our campus in Leer, the local private housing market provides various accommodation options for you.

Private Accommodation

Besides residing in a student dorm, you also have the possibility to search for private rooms within your preferred city district.

Private rooms are offered by locals who usually announce their vacancies online, in local newspapers and sometimes at the International Office. If you decide to rent a private room we highly recommend you to meet your prospective landlady/landlord before signing the contract. This will afford you the opportunity  to view the room, to get to know the landlady/landlord and review all rental conditions. Contracts for private rooms are typically written in German, it is therefore important for you to read the content carefully, ideally with native assistance (e.g. fellow student).

Please note that private rooms do not always offer free and convenient internet access or washing facilities.

You may want to have a look at the following website which displays a database for private accommodation for international students:

Temporary Accommodation

If you arrive in Emden or Leer without having organised your accommodation upfront, there are different options for you to book a temporary room. Please note that residing in a hotel can entail high costs, we therefore recommend that you arrange your accommodation as soon as possible before arriving in Germany.

Youth Hostels are a very affordable and convenient option to reserve a temporary room at short notice. Various addresses are listed below: 

Youth Hostel Emden

An der Kesselschleuse 5
26725 Emden, Germany

Telefon: +49 4921/23797
Fax: +49 4921/32161
E-Mail: emden|at|

Youth Hostel Leer

Süderkreutzstraße 7
26789 Leer

Phone: +49 (0) 491/2126

More Links

Local Newspaper Emden Link
East-Frisian Newspaper Link
WG-Gesucht Link
Student-WG Link
Studentenwerk Oldenburg Link