Bochum

Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Bochum

This city is located in western Germany, in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is a relatively small city but it has a lot to offer students. Bochum has an international atmosphere in which you will find a wide variety of activities to do in all areas, from science to art and history. Nightlife in this German city is also very lively meaning, you are going to have a great time.

Are you looking for student accommodation in Bochum? We recommend that you start doing so well in advance, as finding accommodation with good features, a good location and a good price in Bochum can be quite difficult. Students from previous years recommend booking accommodation before arriving in Bochum, as looking for it upon arrival is somewhat risky. From Erasmus Play we make it easier for you: access the search engine and compare between the different available and verified apartments, rooms and residences in Bochum. When you find the ideal accommodation you can book it online and securely.

Student apartments for rent in Bochum

If you want to have a complete space for yourself and not share common areas of the apartment such as the bathroom, kitchen, or living room, renting an apartment (studio type) is the ideal option. In Bochum you will find a wide variety of these apartments, so you should take a good look at their characteristics to be able to choose the one that best suits your needs.

The price of studio flats usually goes from € 650 onwards and can go up to € 2450 per month. Generally, those with the highest price are because they have access to areas of the building such as a garden or terrace, and it is also usually because they are remodeled. However, keep in mind that the average price is around € 1000 per month for this type of accommodation.

Student rooms, for rent in Bochum

Are you looking for a student room in Bochum? This is usually the preferred alternative for international students who come to live their Erasmus experience in this German city since it has two main advantages: it allows you to save on the cost of monthly rent and service expenses, and it also allows you to make friends with other students who are in the same situation as you.

As a general rule, the rooms are usually furnished with everything necessary for a student, but you have to pay attention to the characteristics that each one presents, since in some cases they are not furnished and you will have to assume the costs of the bed, desk, etc. 

The cost of rooms in shared flats in Bochum is usually between € 350 and € 650 per month, depending on the location and condition of the apartment.

Student accommodation in Bochum

Here are some of the most chosen neighborhoods by students to find accommodation during their stay in Bochum:

Apartments for rent in Bochum-Innenstadt

This neighborhood is the central area of ​​Bochum, where some of its most important attractions are located. It is full of restaurants, cafes, bars, shops, and green areas to enjoy. In addition, from Innenstadt, you will have a good connection to the main campus of the Ruhr University Bochum.

Apartments in Wiemelhausen

The Wiemelhausen area is located south of Bochum-Innenstadt. Here you will find a wide variety of restaurants, bars, and shops in its different neighborhoods. It is a good area to consider if you want to live halfway between the center of Bochum and the university campus.

Room for Rent in Bochum West

As the name suggests, Bochum West is located west of the city center. It is very close to it, so you will be able to access everything it offers easily, and it is also just a few minutes from the main train station in Bochum.

Erasmus accommodation near the Ruhr University of Bochum (RUB)

This institution has a large campus where all its facilities are located, including the library and its gardens. The Bochum Ruhr University campus is located southwest of the city center, approximately 20 minutes away by public transport. Students who prefer to live close to the institution often choose the neighborhoods of Wiemelhausen and Querenburg. Of course, take a good look at the connection with the university, since there are areas of the Wiemelhausen neighborhood from which it will take a long time to arrive.

University residence in Bochum

Many of the university residences in this German city are run by the AKAFÖ, the student union of Bochum institutions. In most residences, the available accommodations correspond to rooms in shared flats of two, three, or up to four roommates. The price depends largely on the capacity of the apartment, but on average it is estimated around € 300-400 per month.

Frequently Asked Questions about studying in Bochum

How much does a student room cost in Bochum?
The average cost of a room in a shared apartment in Bochum is € 400 per month. In general, the minimum is around € 350 and the maximum around € 450 per month.
How to find cheap student accommodation in Bochum?
You will surely find accommodation with a good price, a good location, and with all the important characteristics for you in the Erasmus Play housing search engine, in which you will be able to compare all the available and verified accommodation simply and quickly.
How is student life in Bochum?
Many young people choose this city to study, so there is usually a very lively student life. We recommend that you join the ESN Bochum, which is in charge of organizing a wide variety of affordable events, activities, and trips for Erasmus students.
What is the approximate monthly expense for a student in Bochum?
The cost of living in Bochum is not usually as high as in other German cities such as Berlin or Cologne. Here estimates that, between the cost of rent, food expenses, and some leisure, you will have to have between € 600-700 per month. However, this always depends on your lifestyle, that is, how much you travel, how much you eat out, and how much you go out at night.
Why go on Erasmus to Bochum?
In Bochum, you will enjoy a fun and dynamic environment, with many international students. From here you will be able to travel to other nearby cities such as Dortmund, Cologne, Essen, and Dusseldorf, for example. In Bochum, you can learn or improve your German, both by talking with locals and by enrolling in one of the language courses offered at the university.

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