Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Dresden

This beautiful city is located in eastern Germany and is the capital of the state of Saxony. It is full of history and beautiful places to visit: it is known as the Baroque city, although it had to be rebuilt after the Second World War.

Dresden welcomes hundreds of young internationals every year. Several students from previous years assure that it is a perfect city to go on Erasmus since it is quieter than the large metropolises but it also has a varied offer of leisure, both day and night. Another advantage of living in Dresden is that it is close to important cities in Germany, such as Berlin or Leipzig, and also to the borders with Poland and the Czech Republic, so you will be able to travel to different places in your free time.

If you are wondering how much it costs to rent a student apartment in Dresden, you should know that this depends on several factors, such as the location, the characteristics it has and the facilities that the building has. In this article, we will explain all the details you have to pay attention to when searching for accommodation for your Erasmus in Dresden.

Student apartments for rent in Dresden

In this German city, you will find a wide variety of apartments for rent. Each one has particular characteristics, so you have to pay attention to the details they present. Of course, most of them are usually fully furnished and have basic appliances.

As a general rule, flats in more central neighbourhoods are priced higher than those in surrounding neighbourhoods. The cost of a studio flat goes from € 400 onwards and that of an apartment with more rooms to share with other students from € 750 per month.

Student room for rent in Dresden

A good option when looking for accommodation in Dresden is to rent a room in an apartment shared with other students. Most rooms and floors include features like a TV, washer, dryer, closet, heater, and/or dishwasher, but each one is different, so you have to pay attention to all the features that are important to you.

The cost of a room in a shared flat range from € 290 onwards, with an average of € 400. Of course, the price can be as high as € 1200 per month, always depending not only on the characteristics it has but also on the location it has.

Student accommodation in Dresden

There are several areas of this German city that you can consider living as a student. In this section, we will tell you which are some of the best, both for their proximity to universities and for their environment, so that you can get the most out of your accommodation.

Apartments for rent in Innere Neustadt

This neighbourhood is located on the other side of the river Elbe from the historic centre of Dresden. It is one of the most modern areas of the city and the most preferred by young people to go out at night. Here you can also find several restaurants, parks and gardens that you will be able to go to.

Apartments in Äußere Neustadt

This area is next to Innere Neustadt, but further north. It is a vibrant neighbourhood, filled with beer gardens, gardens, cocktail bars, nightclubs, and an art complex with various attractions for students.

Rooms for rent in Altstadt

Altstadt is where the historic quarter of the city, the Great Dresden Garden and other sites of interest are located. The area is usually quieter than Neustadt in terms of nightlife, but here you will also find a wide variety of bars, restaurants, shops, shopping centres and places where various events are held.

Erasmus accommodation near the Dresden University of Technology - Technische Universität Dresden (TUD)

This institution is the most important in the German city and the largest in the state of Saxony. Despite its name, it also has faculties from other fields, such as Humanities and Social Sciences.

There is the main campus (located in the south of the city, between the Südvorstadt and Räcknitz neighbourhoods) and several buildings spread throughout the rest of Dresden, such as the Medicine campus located in the Johannstadt neighbourhood, in the Altstadt area.

If you want to live near this institution, it is convenient that you determine in which of all the buildings you will have your classes, to be able to place it on the map and choose an accommodation in the nearby neighbourhoods or in those neighbourhoods that have a good connection by public transport.

University residence in Dresden

There is a wide variety of student residences on offer in Dresden. Many of them are run by an organization called “Studentenwerk”. In general, the type of accommodation in the residences is a room in a shared flat with two, three and up to eight roommates or a studio flat for one. The prices depend on the residence and the type of accommodation you choose (single bed or double bed). Keep in mind that each residence may have different characteristics, such as having common rooms, an equipped kitchen, a dining room, a garden and/or a terrace.

Frequently Asked Questions about living in Dresden

How much does a student room cost in Dresden?
The average cost is usually around € 400, but it all depends on the location and the characteristics of the room and the flat in which it is located.
Why share a flat with students in Dresden?
There are two main reasons why most students decide to share a flat during the Erasmus experience in Dresden: because it is cheaper than renting an entire flat and because it allows you to share more closely with other students.
How is the student atmosphere in Dresden?
This German city is not as big as Munich or Berlin, but it also has a very lively and dynamic student environment as it welcomes many young nationals and internationals every year. Here you will be able to make different plans during the day and enjoy nightlife and parties in several different places.
What is the approximate monthly expense for a student in Dresden?
The cost of living in Dresden is much cheaper than in other German cities like Berlin or Munich, for example. However, it always depends on the lifestyle you have and how much you travel. The approximate monthly cost for a student in Dresden is € 650-700.
Why go on Erasmus to Dresden?
In this German city, you will be able to enjoy a beautiful, quiet and lively city, with many plans for students. You will also be able to delve into German culture, knowing its way of life and learning its language or improving it if you already have a base.


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