Expenses for a student living in Erlangen generally range around 700 Euros. Depending on your personal standards you have to expect to pay between 250 and 500 Euros for rent.

German universities do not provide housing for their students. It will be your responsibility to find a housing arrangement which suits you (hall of residence, shared or private apartment). Our accommodation co-ordination service can assist you with your search but cannot be held liable for your rental contract or the condition of your apartment. Please find further information here. Generally, we recommend that you search for accommodation through all available channels (facebook groups, notice boards on campus, newspapers etc.) and in a wider area (i.e. Nürnberg, Fürth, Forchheim and the surrounding villages), as the Erlangen housing market is especially tense.

The most convenient option is to book a flight to Nürnberg (Nuremberg). From there, you take the subway line U2 (subway station right in front of the airport entrance) to Nürnberg main station (Hauptbahnhof/Hbf). Trains to Erlangen leave several times per hour. You can buy your train ticket at the vending machines or at the Railway Service Centre (“DB Reisezentrum”) located on the ground floor in the western side hall. Choose “Erlangen Bahnhof/Bhf” (Erlangen station) as your destination. The train ride takes around 30 minutes. From Erlangen station you can take a taxi or bus to your accommodation. For more information on bus services see version available).

Besides the subway connection, you can also reach the airport easily using the Nuremberg bus network. The bus stop for lines 30 and 33 is located in front of the departure and arrival terminals. The bus lines 30 and 33 connect the Airport with Erlangen and Fürth.

Yes, of course! You can find general information about housing, health insurance, German culture etc. in our Welcome-Brochure. We also recommend you join our Facebook group for international Master’s students ( as soon as you receive your admission letter.

One of our students shared his experience of moving to Germany. To read his report please click here.