Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Braunschweig
Flatshare in Braunschweig

Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Braunschweig

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This north-central German city may be relatively small, but many international students choose it every year for an exchange in a city with German culture. Two of the institutions that welcome the most students are the Technical University of Braunschweig and the University of Fine Arts of Braunschweig.

The type of accommodation preferred by young internationals is usually a spare room in a shared flat. This presents the opportunity to live in a multicultural environment, with roommates from different parts of the world, which makes the experience more interesting.

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    Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Braunschweig

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    We share with you some pros and cons of this type of accommodation in the German city:

    Advantages of sharing a flat in Braunschweig

    • You can take advantage of the location of this city and the savings in rent to know other German cities that are close to you, such as Berlin, Bremen, Hannover, Hamburg and Goslar.
    • You can choose between the most convenient neighbourhoods to live in as a student, either near the university or the centre, where the most popular entertainment venues are. Please note that some preferred areas are Innenstadt, Östliches Ringgebiet and Siegfriedviertel.

    Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Braunschweig

    • The number of available spare rooms is usually less than the demand for this type of accommodation, so we recommend that you start your search as soon as possible.
    • Some apartments have conditions of a maximum rental time of six months, which will limit your options if you are going to stay longer.

    Erasmus App for your exchange programme in Braunschweig

    Among what you will find in the apps for Erasmus+ there are different services, discounts and relevant information for the different stages of the exchange. You can also find tips from other students to make your arrival in the city easier. One of the tips given by young people in Braunschweig is that you should buy a second-hand bicycle. That way, you can move around the city more easily and more economically.

    How to meet people in Braunschweig?

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    In this section, we tell you about some of the ways you have to meet people in this German city, in addition to connecting with your flatmates:

    Student Associations in Braunschweig

    One of the best associations you can join is the ESN Braunschweig. It is an association of voluntary students that will allow you to integrate into local life more easily, being part of many fun activities with other young people.

    Facebook groups for Erasmus in Braunschweig

    The most active group is that of the ESN Braunschweig. In this group, you will be able to see the calendar with the different activities organized during the year, which may include different workshops, beer tastings, sporting events and city tours. You will also have the possibility to join the Buddy Program with the links there.

    Whatsapp groups for Erasmus in Braunschweig

    You will most likely find several Whatsapp groups that you can join, which other international students are part of. In these groups, you will be able to introduce yourself and propose plans that you want to do, finding other young people who want to do them with you.

    Tips for sharing a student flat in Braunschweig

    We give you some tips to keep in mind when living in a shared flat in this German city:

    • Winter in this city can have temperatures below 0 °C, so you should check the heating system in the flat you are going to enter. You should also check whether the use of this service is included in the rental price.
    • If any of your flatmates are locals, you have to remember that Germans can be a bit aloof at first. However, surely with the passage of time and sharing different moments they will be able to get to know each other and strike up a friendship, enjoying the different aspects of the city.

    Frequently asked questions about sharing a flat in Braunschweig

    Where to look for shared flats in Braunschweig?
    Do it in Erasmus Play! In this housing search engine, you will be able to compare the different available and verified rooms, being able to filter between their characteristics, images and locations.
    How to meet people in Braunschweig?
    There are several ways to meet people in this German city, such as joining ESN Braunschweig and being part of their Buddy Programme. You can also join Facebook and WhatsApp groups, where you will be able to connect with other young people.
    Why share a student flat in Braunschweig?
    Because it allows you to save on the cost of renting, making your budget more affordable and allowing you to take advantage of it for more trips and experiences. It will also allow you to live in a multicultural and fun environment.        
    What should I take into account when entering a flat share in Braunschweig?
    Keep in mind that some aspects of living together can lead to disagreements, such as cleaning, visits or schedules. Talk to your flatmates when you enter, so they can make some rules clear.    
    How to choose ideal roommates in Braunschweig?
    We believe that it is best if at least one of your roommates is German, so you can practice the language daily and immerse yourself even more in the local culture.