There are various options for living in Paderborn - the most common of these are described below for your assistance. Please make sure to indicate your preference accordingly in your application in Mobility Online.
- Option 1 - Student Accommodation
Each semester, the Studierendenwerk Paderborn (STW) reserves a limited number of rooms in their halls of residence for exchange students. Students live together in shared flats with 2 or 4 persons near the campus, usually in the building complex Vogeliusweg.
In these accommodations everyone has their own room (with bed, closet, desk and chair) and shares the kitchen, bathroom and common room with one or three students. In addition, the STW offers rooms of Paderborn students who are abroad for one or more semesters. These are usually private rooms in shared flats (WG).
If you are interested in this offer from the Studierendenwerk, please indicate this in your online-application in Mobility Online under "Accomodation" (applications directly to the STW are not possible). The STW housing office will then make you an offer in due course.
We will send you the access link for your online application after we have received and accepted your nomination, which needs to be made by your home university.
Building Complex Vogeliusweg
The rent is 360 - 380 €/month (please note that prices are subject to change). In addition to this, there is a one-off payment of 400 € (deposit for the room in a shared flat - the fee for the final cleaning of 90 - 100 € is already included).
Please note: If you have not caused any damage and no additional cleaning are required due to neglected maintenance of the apartment, you will receive a portion of the deposit back at the end of your stay. If the expenses for repairs etc. exceed the deposit you will be charged.
Ms Alessia Fontes de Lucia; email: housing-exchange(at)stwpb(dot)de ; phone: 0049 (0) 5251 89207-680
Mr Frank Schmelter; email: schmelter(at)stwpb(dot)de ; phone: 0049 (0) 5251 89207-690
Mr Frank Schrameyer
Office: Vogeliusweg 18
Office hours: Mo. - Fr. 8:30 - 9:30 am and 1 - 2 pm
Phone.: 05251 65021
Mobil: 0162 2354366
- Option 2 and 3 - Living with Locals
Room in private, shared flat ("WG")
In addition to dormitory rooms, the STW offers rooms of Paderborn students who are abroad for one or more semesters. These are private rooms in shared flats (WG) or with a family.In Germany, many students live in shared flats, which means that everyone has a furnished room, the bathroom and kitchen are shared.
Please note: For your registration at the residents' registration office you will need the "Proof of residence certificate" (read more about here and download is available here).
Rent: between 320 - 470€/month - depending on the size of the room, the location, and with how many other students the apartment is shared.
Living in a private household or with a family
Living here offers the opportunity to live in closer contact with Germans - including non-students. The rooms are furnished, and the bathroom and kitchen are often shared. In addition to the rent, you normally pay a deposit of about one month's rent, which you will get back when you move out if there is no damage to the room during the rental period.
Please note: Room availability varies from semester to semester. Also: For your registration at the residents' registration office you will need the "Proof of residence certificate" (read more about here and download is available here).
Rent: between 320 - 420 €/month
The rooms for option 2 and 3 are offered to the Studentenwerk Paderborn by students who study abroad for one or two semesters. This is a good opportunity to live like a German students.
- Option 4 - Own Apartment or Flat
Own Apartment or Flat
If you would like to move into your own apartment, you have to look for it yourself.
You can search for suitable apartments on special websites and in local newspapers. There is also the possibility of placing your own ad in the newspaper or to visit the homepage of the Studierendenwerk Paderborn to look for private accommodation.