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Living in Flensburg

Moin Moin!

That's how they say "Hello!" in Flensburg. The 700-year-old trading and harbour town of Flensburg is the northernmost town in Germany and with its population of 85,000 the third largest town in the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein.

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 € 550 to € 700 monthly, including rent. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are available in the main campus refectory (Mensa) open daily weekdays from 8.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. The menu includes vegetarian dishes daily.


Initial  one-off costs

  • Transport from Hamburg (airport) to Flensburg
    ca. 35 €
  • Accommodation deposit (will be refunded by the end of your stay if your room is ok)
    250 €
  • Rent for September (if applicable)
    ca. 220€
  • Contribution to Student Services (per semester) including a 6-months bus pass for local travel
    83 €
  • Basics (bed linen, cutlery/china, toiletries)
    50 €

Approximate monthly costs

  • Rent - room in student halls of residence or private accommodation
    ca. 220 €
  • Food (minimum!)
    ca. 300 €
  • Health Insurance (if required)
    56 €

Additional costs may occur for travel within Germany as well as books and materials.


Student Halls

Student halls of residence are located on campus and near the city centre (Norderburse). They are run by the Studentenwerk Schleswig-Holstein:


All halls of 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.).

Room bookings are made directly with the Student Services or via the University International Office on a 12-month or 6-month basis. The International Office should be sent written confirmation at the earliest possible date but no later than June 15 for entry in the Winter Semester and December 01 for entry in the Summer Semester. Later applications for Halls of Residence rooms may not be successful.

To apply directly, please contact:

Studentenwerk Schleswig-Holstein
Steenbeker Weg 20
D-24106 Kiel
Tel.: +49-431-8816-317
Online: Studentenwerk SH


A furnished room in a shared student flat (Wohngemeinschaft) costs from approx. € 200 incl. per month. Small flats with 2-3 rooms for families or student groups are let unfurnished (€ 250- € 425 basic).

The University Student Union (AStA) keeps a list with accommodation to let and offers help finding private accommodation within Flensburg.

Click here for the list: accommodation list

To apply, please contact:

Auf dem Campus 1
D-24943 Flensburg
Tel.: +49 (0)461 805 2133
E-Mail: asta(at)uni-flensburg.de