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

Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Magdeburg 3 1556/month
stats.apartment.2 9 2058/month

This city is ideal for those young people who want to get to know German culture in a city that is not as big as Berlin or Frankfurt. It is a city that has many green areas and the Elbe River, so it has beautiful spaces to enjoy the outdoors. In addition, there are two universities in the city that welcome international students every year: the Magdeburg Otto von Guericke University and the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences. Thanks to this, if you decide to live in a shared apartment you will surely have roommates from different parts of Europe and the world. This will make your exchange so much more fun!

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    Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Magdeburg

    Here are some of the pros and cons of living in a shared flat in Magdeburg:

    Advantages of sharing a flat in Magdeburg

    • There is usually a wide variety of spare rooms available, so you will surely find one that is conveniently located for you. We tell you that the favourite neighbourhoods for young people every year are the old town (Altstadt), Leipziger Straße and Stadtfeld Ost.
    • You can take advantage of the savings in the rental cost to make more trips and excursions to the rest of Germany. With the great transport connection to other cities, visit Halle, Leipzig, Potsdam, Berlin and Hanover.

    Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Magdeburg

    • In some apartments, utility bills are not included in the monthly price, so you will have to add an extra at the end of each month to pay for them.
    • Finding the ideal accommodation can be somewhat complicated if you do not do it with enough time in advance.

    Erasmus App for your exchange in Magdeburg

    You have at your disposal several Apps for Erasmus+ with which you can make the process of your exchange to Magdeburg as simple as possible. This is especially in terms of procedures at the university, but you will also be able to read advice from students who have already been there, which is usually very useful. For example, one of these tips is that you make most days outdoors when the weather is good. You can go to the banks of the river or enjoy one of its many parks.

    How to meet people in Magdeburg?

    Below, we share some ways of meeting people in this German city, in addition to sharing a flat and connecting with your colleagues as soon as you arrive in the city.

    Student associations in Magdeburg

    Some institutions have societies for international students, such as the so-called IKUS of the Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg. These associations foster cultural exchange and the integration of international students into local life in the city.

    Facebook groups for Erasmus in Magdeburg

    You will find groups of the international offices of the universities, with which you can find out about different events that they organize throughout the year. You can also join the so-called "Magdeburg Erasmus" in which you can request information about the city or what you need regarding the exchange.

    WhatsApp groups for Erasmus in Magdeburg

    It is normal for students to create WhatsApp groups to be connected more easily. You will see that in them, young people take the opportunity to introduce themselves and get to know each other, proposing different spontaneous plans around the city, such as going for a beer in a bar in Altstadt.

    Tips for sharing a student flat in Magdeburg

    Keep these recommendations in mind when living in a shared flat in this German city:

    • If one of your flatmates is German, that person may be a bit cold at first, but surely with time can be good friends. In addition, if so, you will have the opportunity to delve deeper into the local culture and practice the language.
    • Coexistence is usually not easy at all, so we recommend that there be certain rules established from the beginning. For example, concerning cleanliness, conditions for visitors and the use of common areas.

    Frequently asked questions about sharing a flat in Magdeburg

    How much does a shared flat in Magdeburg cost?
    Generally, the cost of a spare room is around €300 per month, although it can be lower or higher depending on the characteristics of each one of them and the apartment in which it is located.
    Where to look for shared flats in Magdeburg?
    One of the best platforms on which you can search is Erasmus Play since it is an online community where you will be able to make a comparison between the different verified and available shared rooms and apartments.    
    How to meet people in Magdeburg?
    One of the ways you have is to share a flat and connect with your colleagues. You will also be able to join some university associations, as well as Facebook and Whatsapp groups that are available.    
    Why share a student flat in Magdeburg?
    This type of hosting has several advantages. Among the most outstanding are: saving on the monthly rental price, being able to invest that extra money in more trips and experiences, living in a multicultural environment and not feeling alone as soon as you arrive in the city.
    What should I take into account when entering a flat share in Magdeburg?
    You have to keep in mind that sometimes student residences or buildings have strict rules regarding hours, visits and noise, so you have to ask if there is any established rule in this regard.