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Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Bremen
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Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Bremen

Private rooms Bremen 278 1588/month
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If you are going on an exchange to this German city, you should know that most international students tend to choose life in shared flats. This will allow you to live in a multicultural environment and, if you are lucky, with local roommates with whom you will be able to learn much more about German and Bremen culture.

Keep in mind that you will be able to choose both from spare rooms in shared flats and others in private or public residences, coordinated by the Studentenwork.

Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Bremen

These are some of the most outstanding aspects of living in shared flats in the German city:

Advantages of sharing a flat in Bremen

  • If one of your flatmates is local, although at first, It is a bit difficult for them to open up normally, you will surely meet a nice person who will help you in any way they can.

  • You will be able to find accommodation in areas of the city that are convenient for you according to which university you are going to, the University of Bremen, the Bremen University of Applied Sciences or Jacobs University.

Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Bremen

  • The temperatures in winter are usually low, generally not exceeding 8ºC maximum. If you live with roommates you will have to reach an agreement on the use of heating, both to avoid being cold and not to be hot and avoid excessive bills.

  • German students often get priority in the available student residences, so it can be a bit tricky to get one as an international student.

Erasmus App for your exchange programme in Bremen

There are several apps for Erasmus+ in which you will find a large amount of information that will facilitate the process of your exchange, both about the necessary paperwork and procedures as well as information about life in the city and the students. For example, one of the tips that young people give the most is that you take advantage of living in Bremen to travel easily to nearby places such as Hamburg, Hannover, Munich and also cities in the Netherlands. 

How to meet people in Bremen

Here are some of the ways you have to meet people in this German city, in addition to sharing moments and experiences with your flatmates.

Student associations in Bremen

The University of Bremen has an association for Erasmus, the so-called Erasmus Initiative Bremen. It is made up of students and they organize a lot of cultural plans, excursions and affordable trips so that international students can get acquainted with the local culture and life in Germany.

Facebook groups for Erasmus in Bremen

There are different Facebook groups for Erasmus in Bremen that are distinguished according to the academic years. Find the one that corresponds to the season in which you are going to be there and connect with other students with whom you will be able to share a large number of activities in the city. There is also the group of the Erasmus Initiative Bremen association, where you can see the activities they organize, such as competitions of all kinds, visits to museums, and trips to places like Ankelohe, among others.

Whatsapp groups for Erasmus in Bremen

Both from student associations and young people themselves, WhatsApp groups are usually created that enable a faster connection between students. If you are part of them you can easily join other plans or propose the ones you want, such as visits to different places in the city or even picnics in the parks, such as in the Bürgerpark.

Tips for living in a shared apartment in Bremen

Here are some tips for living in shared flats in this German city:

  • Some of the most popular neighbourhoods for students to live in are Alte Neustadt, Altstadt, Bahnhofsvorstadt, Barkhof Grohn and St. Magnus.

  • Be careful when walking across the street, you will see that the traffic lights for pedestrians have stickers that ask you to cross only when it is green, especially if there are children nearby!

  • Take the opportunity to learn German, especially if one of your flatmates is from the country. Note that you can also join the university's courses which are usually free.

Frequently asked questions about sharing a flat in Bremen

How much does a shared flat cost in Bremen?

The average cost of spare rooms in shared apartments is usually between €400 and €450 per month.

How to find roommates in Bremen?

One of the best ways is to search online communities like Erasmus Play, where you can also compare the different accommodation options available in shared flats.

What are the advantages of sharing a flat in Bremen?

One of the main advantages is the savings on the rental cost, thanks to which you will be able to take advantage of the cultural offer of the city even more and explore the surroundings. You will also learn to live in a multicultural environment, learning about other cultures and ways of life.

What to ask before entering a flatshare in Bremen?

One of the things you have to ask is what the heating system there is, and if the expense is included in the monthly rental cost or if you have to add an approximate extra at the end of each month.

How to choose ideal roommates in Bremen?

To fully immerse yourself in the local culture, it would be ideal if one of your colleagues is Bremen or at least German. Likewise, it is convenient that all those who live in the apartment have relatively similar lifestyles to avoid issues of coexistence.