1. Step 3: Predeparture & Preparation
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Living in Flensburg


Accommodation in the student residences

  • To live on the student residences you will need to contact The Studentenwerk Schleswig-Holstein  which is a non-profit organization in charge of the universities residencies and student accommodation nationwide.
  • Rental period is always 6 months regardless if you are here or not.

For the Summer Semester the rental period is from the 1st  of March until the  31st of  August 
For the Winter Semester the rental period is from the 1st  of September until the 28th  of February.

  • The  monthly rent is between 233 €-280€   + 300 € security deposit (to be paid only once). The prices vary with the location and amenities. Altogether there are five different student residence halls in Flensburg
  • Students need to contact directly Studentenwerk and apply to book a room.
  • All student residence comprise self-catering accommodation with shared kitchen and cooking facilities. Some rooms have private facilities. Students must supply their own bed linen and towels as well as dishes and kitchenware (pots, pans, etc.).

Apartment share market (private)

  • A furnished room in a shared student flat (Wohngemeinschaft) is difficult to arrange (from approx.  € 200 incl. per month). The link for these share appartments is WG-gesucht but it is only in German.
  • Small flats with 2-3 rooms for families or student groups are let unfurnished (€ 250- € 425 basic).
  • The University Student Union (AStA) provides apartment offers and advertisements and is happy to help you find private accommodation.


Last minute accommodation

For late arrivals at short notice there is a  Flensburg Youth Hostel,   a hostel and a boarding house/hoste Flensbed.

Local Newspapers

Flensburger Tageblatt (daily newspaper): Tel. 0180/180 20 20, www.shz.de

  1. MoinMoin (free newspaper): Tel. 0461/588-9100, www.moinmoin.de
  2. Flensburger Wochenschau (free newspaper): Tel. 0461/808-3013, www.diewochenschau.de
  3. Student portal from AStA der Universität Flensburg (Student Union): http://www.flensburg-studieren.de/de/service/anzeigen/ubersicht

Cost of living

Cost of Living

The cost of living is generally slightly lower than in major German cities. Students are recommended to budget for a minimum of 700 € to 850 € monthly, including rent. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are available in the main campus refectory (Mensa) open on weekdays from 8:30  to 4:00. The menu includes vegetarian dishes daily.

Cost of living in Flensburg

Initial one-off costs

Cost in €

Transport from Hamburg (airport) to Flensburg

approx. 40-50 €  

Accommodation deposit (will be refunded by the end of your stay)

300 €

Rent for 1st month (if applicable)

233 € -280 €

Contribution to Student Services (semester fee)

181 €

Basics (bed linen, cutlery/china, toiletries)

50 €

Telephone card                                                                       

30 €

Approximate  monthly costs                                                                           Cost in €

Rent - room in student halls of residence or

                                                                          233 €-280 €

Private accommodation                                                                          220 € -350 €

Food (minimum)

                                                                          250 € -300 €

Health Insurance (if required)                                                                           109 €

Additional costs may occur for

Travel within Germany, books and materials, leisure activities (sport, etc.)