Long or short stay?

Apartments, Boarding Rooms and Flat Shares by RWTH International Academy

Live in the heart of Aachen and maintain a focus on your studies – this is our approach. Our rooms and apartments are available to suit your needs. Short-term accommodations are interesting for those students who only stay at RWTH for a couple of days or weeks or need to bridge a few days before or after their stay in their own apartment. Long-term accommodations offer our international students a home in Aachen for several months or even years, from which they can discover their new hometown.


Long-Term Accommodation

The following accommodations are suitable for your long-term stay in Aachen. For detailed features and services of the accommodation, please check the respective website.

Apartment House Elisabethstraße

This new house directly belongs to the administration of RWTH International Academy (opening in 2021) and is especially designed for the needs of our students. Besides all features and the individual support through the Academy, the outstanding benefit of this apartment house is its perfect location in the heart of the city center.

Address: Elisabethstraße 13, 52062 Aachen
Contact: housing@academy.rwth-aachen.de

Housing Elisabethstraße

Flat shares Oppenhoffallee

This house with 15 flats belongs to the administration of RWTH International Academy. Here, students reside in a way that is typical for Aachen: they share a flat in groups of 3 to 5. This guarantees intercultural exchange and lasting friendships while living in the most popular neighbourhood for young professionals - the „Frankenberger Viertel“.

Address: Oppenhoffallee 2, 52066 Aachen
Contact: housing@academy.rwth-aachen.de

Boardinghouse Oppenhoffallee outside

Short-Term Accommodation

The following accommodations are suitable for your short-term stay in Aachen. For detailed features and services of the accommodation, please check the respective website.

Boardinghouse Elisabethstraße

This new house directly belongs to the administration of RWTH International Academy (opening in 2021) and is especially designed for the needs of our students. Besides all features and the individual support through the Academy, the outstanding benefit of this boarding house is its perfect location in the heart of the city center.

Address: Elisabethstraße 13, 52062 Aachen
Contact: housing@academy.rwth-aachen.de

Boardinghouse Elisabethstrasse room

Housing for our Master students

One of the services that the Master Office provides to new students is assistance in finding accommodation.

  • We offer flat-shares with fully furnished rooms at Oppenhoffallee for those of you who like the idea of a small living community.
  • In addition to this, we will offer a boarding house for your short term stay as well as micro apartments for long term stay on Elisabethstraße, if you prefer the idea of living alone. This accommodation is furnished with everything you need.

Other forms of accommodation in Aachen are the student dormitories or in private accommodation in a single or shared flat. Private accommodation is the most common form of all of these.

Useful tips & Information

It is most difficult to find accommodation during the months of March/April and September/October. Expected monthly costs for an unfurnished shared flat or apartment:

  • Basic (cold) rent: between 300 € and 400 €
  • Additional running costs (heating, water, electricity): between 100 € and 120 €
  • Rundfunkbeitrag (radio and television broadcasting): 18,36 €
  • Internet (WLAN): between 20 € and 30 €
  • Keep rent costs low by looking for accommodation outside of Aachen (in one of the neighbouring districts). Your semester ticket allows you to travel for free using all forms of intracity public transport within the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. A shared flat allows for this too, as well as a more social living space.
  • Being flexible about the area and price of the accommodation means that you are likely to find success sooner.

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