Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Essen

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The German city of Essen is located in the Ruhr region, in the west of the country. It is a city that developed around the mining industry and that today has many places of interest for young people. If you live your Erasmus experience in Essen, you will be able to enjoy different bars, restaurants, pubs, nightclubs, museums, green spaces and shopping centres.

Another advantage of the city of Essen is that it has a good public transport connection with the rest of the country (for example, with the cities of Dusseldorf, Cologne and Bonn) and with other nearby cities, such as the Netherlands. For this reason, many young internationals take advantage of their stay to travel and see different places.

If you are looking for student housing in Essen, keep reading! In this article, we advise you on everything you have to take into account to choose the ideal one for you. We recommend that you start your search several months before your departure for your host city, as the demand for accommodation is high. In addition, if you access the Erasmus Play search engine, you will be able to see the entire offer of verified accommodation, both flats and rooms, from different online platforms. Once you find the ideal one, you will be able to book it 100% online with total security.

Student apartments for rent in Essen

Most of the young people moving to the German Erasmus city are looking for an apartment that has a good location, an affordable price and all possible comforts. In Essen, you will find both studio flats, for one or two people, and apartments with more rooms to share with other students.

Generally, most of the flats have basic appliances (such as a washing machine, refrigerator, oven and microwave), with internet and an equipped kitchen. However, you have to pay attention to all the features because each apartment differs from the other.

The price of a studio apartment in Essen ranges from € 450 onwards, with an average of € 750 per month. On the other hand, an apartment with more rooms to share starts at € 990 per month, and can amount to € 2300, although always depending on the characteristics.

Student rooms for rent in Essen

Looking for a cheap student room in Essen? We recommend that you start your search as soon as possible and that you do it in the Erasmus Play search engine. There you will be able to see and compare all the characteristics, locations, prices and images of the available verified rooms. You will surely find the ideal one for you!

The price of a room in Essen goes from € 390 onwards, for accommodation that is located in a neighbourhood near the centre. Keep in mind that the average cost is € 450 per month, although it can go up to € 590.

Student accommodation in Essen

It can be difficult to know which are the best areas to live in when going on Erasmus to a new city, as there is usually a varied offer of student accommodation. Here are some of the neighbourhoods most chosen by young people in this German city:

Apartments for rent in Stadtkern 

Essen city centre is always a good idea to find accommodation. And here you will be close to the university campus, entertainment venues and the train station to travel to other cities. In Stadtkern, the price of a studio apartment starts from € 690 and can go up to € 1,470.

Apartments in Südviertel 

The Südviertel district is located south of the city centre, next to the Essen Central Station for public transport. It has the Stadtgarten, a beautiful park where you can go at your leisure. In this neighbourhood, a studio apartment starts at € 740 and up.

Rooms for rent in Nordviertel

This area is one of the most preferred by young internationals, as the university campus is located there. In addition, it is close to the centre of Essen and has green areas that you will be able to enjoy. In Nordviertel, a room has an average price of € 450 per month.

Erasmus accommodation near the University of Duisburg-Essen 

This institution has two campuses, one in Essen and the other in the nearby city of Duisburg. If you are going to study in the latter, you can also choose the city of Essen to live in, since you can reach the Duisburg campus in about 35 minutes by public transport.

On the other hand, the Essen city campus is located north of the centre, in the district Nordviertel. If you want to find accommodation near this university, you can consider neighbourhoods such as Essen-Stadtkern and Westviertel.

University residence in Essen

In this German city, you will be able to apply for a place in a university residence for students. This type of accommodation is highly requested by those who go from Erasmus to Essen and by German students, so we recommend submitting an application and booking as soon as possible. Of course, remember that each of the student residences offers different amenities.

Frequently Asked Questions about Essen

How much does a student flat cost in Essen?
This largely depends on the location of the accommodation and the characteristics it presents. However, in general, the price of a studio apartment starts at € 450 and one with more rooms from € 990 onwards.
What is the best area to live in Essen as a student?
Most international students who move to this German city look for accommodation in central neighbourhoods that are close to the university. Some of the most suitable for young people are Stadtkern, Südviertel, Nordviertel and Westviertel.
How to find accommodation near the University of Duisburg-Essen?
Do it with our Erasmus Play verified accommodation comparator and, when you find an accommodation that meets all the characteristics that are important to you, make up your mind quickly and rent 100% online and completely secure.
What is the approximate monthly expense for a student in Essen?
The cost of living in this German city is intermediate, but it all depends on the lifestyle you lead. If you decide on a room in a shared flat and you add expenses for food, leisure and some extras, think that you should have € 650-700 per month. An advantage of Essen: transport is free with the student card!
Why go on Erasmus to Essen?
In addition to the fact that you will be able to learn or improve your German, in Essen, you will be able to enjoy different aspects. Its student atmosphere is very dynamic and fun since it has a multitude of bars, discos and other places of interest. In addition, from here you will be able to easily travel to other nearby cities.