On our accommodation page you can find an overview of the residence halls located in Ingolstadt. We strongly recommend searching for accommodation on the private housing market as well. International students please use the guideline on "how to find accommodation in Germany? (pdf)"
You also can search for a place to stay using the following sources:
- THI Marketplace
- Facebook group, Facebook group 2
Please, also have a look at the notice boards at THI. You might consider moving out into the (cheaper) countryside!
Finding accommodation should be planned well in advance! You should budget between 350 and 500 Euros per month for housing.
Accommodation prices are in line with theliving standards and salaries in Ingolstadt.
THI does not have any student accommodation. On-campus accommodation is rather the exception in Germany. Nevertheless, official student accommodation exists. Here you will find the list of public and private residence halls in Ingolstadt.
Please be aware that you must apply to most publicly financed student accommodation by June 15th (for fall semester) and by December 31st (for summer semester). You will not have received acceptance by then. You are yet allowed to apply and must provide proof of acceptance to THI by a specific deadline.
Private student halls are more expensive than publicly financed ones, but it is easier to get a place there. In most cases, government dormitories have a waiting period of at least several months.
Unfortunately, there is no preferential treatment for an international student. We advise you to search very early for accommodation in Ingolstadt.
The application deadline for most publicly funded student dormitories ends on 15.06. every year. At this time, you have not been admitted to a study place at the THI. You can still apply for a place in the dormitory and then later provide your letter of admission.
Anybody not having found permanent accommodation yet or who needs a roof over their head after their studies have begun, can stay at the Ingolstadt youth hostel. Here, an overnight stay including breakfast costs around €25.
You also might take a look at further temporary accomodation opportunities e.g. on the booking.com site.
The German word “Wohngemeinschaft” (abbreviation: “WG”) refers to a living arrangement in which several tenants share an apartment. Every tenant has their own room. Common areas such as the bathroom, kitchen and living room (if existing) are shared.
WGs are a great way to make friends, especially when you are in a foreign country. In a dormitory WG the tenants are responsible for the cleanliness of all common areas themselves.
Source: Freie Universität Berlin
’Kaltmiete’ literally translates to cold rent and is the basic rent for the apartment without additional costs. Using Kaltmiete, you can calculate the price per sqm to compare the difference in rent in different areas. ’Warmmiete’ is warm rent, and is the Kaltmiete plus additional costs such as water, property tax, gas, electricity, and waste disposal services. These costs can vary depending on how many people live in the apartment, seasonal deviation or the property market. This “side costs” are called Nebenkosten in German.
Source: Club Globals
Before renting in Germany, tenants usually have to pay a security deposit to cover damage to the rooms occurring during the lease period. If the property is in the same condition as it was, when it was handed over to you, you will get the deposit back.
Every household in Germany has to pay monthly TV and Radio contribution even if TV and Radio are not used. You will get the letters to your registered home address. The worst you can do is to ignore those letters. Ask your tenant or your flat mates, if they are already paying these fees. If yes, you just need to notify ARD and ZDF about it.
If you ignore these bills, the amount will grow and additional fines will come on top. Even if you move to a different address, you will get the old unpaid bills.
Every student who moves to Ingolstadt / Germany has to register in the residents' registration office – usually within two weeks.
The address: Neues Rathaus, Rathausplatz 4, 85049 Ingolstadt
|Mo. and Tue.||08:00 - 16:00 Uhr|
|Wed. and Fri.||08:00 - 12:30 Uhr|
|Thu.||08:00 - 17:30 Uhr|
Additional information for international students:
You will need the confirmation of registration to open a bank account and to obtain a residence permit from the foreigners’ registration office.
It is a matter of a couple of minutes. The procedure is for free. You´ll have to register within two weeks after you get permanent accommodation.