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Student accommodation in Munich – book private student dorms on Student.com
With a high standard of living, beautiful infrastructure, convenient transportation, and top-notch education, Munich has become one of the top study destinations in the world.
While the natural Bavarian warmth will make it easy for you to make friends, Student.com will make it easy to find comfortable student accommodation in Munich, both near the city centre as well as close to the city’s main universities.
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Get to know Munich
Situated close to the Alps in the state of Bavaria in Southern Germany, Munich, or München in German, is one of the most impressive cities in Germany. It has joined the capital city Berlin as one of the best destinations in the world for students.
The capital of Bavaria and the third-largest city in Germany, Munich has climbed up the student city rankings in recent years thanks to its high desirability, quality of life, affordability, nightlife, convenient transportation, and Bavarian friendliness.
Tracing its origins back to the 12th century, Munich is shrouded in history, and its great architecture is proof of that.
One of the most striking things about the city is its awe-inspiring architecture.
The city’s impressive medieval, Baroque and Rococo-style buildings are stunning reminders of its medieval and royal past. While the old town predominantly denotes the European style of architecture in the 17th and 18th centuries, some of the buildings from the medieval period still stand, such as the Munich cathedral (the Frauenkirche), and three of the seven town gates—Karls, Sendlinger, and Isar.
The preservation of these ancient buildings continues to keep the electrifying feeling of history alive in the city.
A city for arts, music and theatre
Munich has long been a centre for the arts, possessing some outstanding museums and art galleries.
A part of the Bavarian State Picture Galleries, the Alte Pinakothek art museum has impressive collections of Renaissance-era German and Dutch paintings, Flemish Baroque paintings, and masterpieces by Albrecht Dürer, Peter Paul Rubens, and Anthony van Dyck.
Another gem in the Kunstareal museum quarter is the Glyptothek. The neoclassical museum contains sculptures dating from the archaic age (c. 650 BC) to the Roman era (c. 550 AD) and many notable mosaics and reliefs.
To see Munich’s main collection of 19th and 20th-century art head to the Neue (New) Pinakothek. The Deutsches Museum is a massive museum of science, engineering, and technology on an island in the Isar River, while the Bavarian National Museum houses German and applied art since the Middle Ages.
Music has also flourished in Munich, especially opera. Munich has four principal orchestras - Munich Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Munich Radio Orchestra, and the oldest opera company north of the Alps, the Bavarian State Opera, founded in 1653.
There are also lots of public and private theatres in Munich for drama lovers. The domicile of the Bavarian State Drama Company, The Residenztheater is one of Munich's biggest and most prestigious theatre venues. The "Home of The Bavarian Playhouse" has a vast productions program offering everything from classical pieces to contemporary plays.
The Bavarian State Theatre is the largest and one of the most important theatres in Munich.
Easy to move around
Munich is easy to move around and is well connected by rail to all the main cities of Germany and Austria. The city is a major hub for the German and European high-speed passenger rail systems, so if you want to travel during your studies, Munich is a great base with good connections to several interesting destinations around Europe.
Student life in Munich
From its awe-inspiring architecture to year-round events, Munich is a great city to study in and enjoy a memorable student life.
It’s an incredibly stimulating city for students and possesses a diverse community with over 17,000 international students, which is 25 percent of the city’s total student population.
The city’s two main universities - Technical University of Munich (Technische Universität München, TUM) and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, LMU), are located in the museum district of the city centre. The cultural centre is aesthetically stunning and is packed with bars, clubs, cinemas, and restaurants.
There is always something going on in Munich and something different for students to experience each of the four seasons.
When autumn rolls around, the Oktoberfest, the largest beer festival in the world, is a student’s dream.
Christmas markets are a big tradition in Germany, and Munich’s ‘Christkindlmarkt’ is one of the best. Take a stroll through the medieval streets between November and December and enjoy mulled wine and culinary delicacies while viewing what’s on display.
If you’re looking to unwind during the spring and summer days, a BBQ on the banks of the beautiful Isar river that runs through the city or a picnic in one of the largest urban parks in the world (Englischer Garten) will help you to forget the stresses of uni life.
For year-round shopping, Marienplatz, the city's most famous square has a wide pedestrianised road with a wide selection of high street shops. Olympiapark in the north and Neuperlach in the south are good shopping centre options.
Eating and drinking
It’s impossible to go hungry in Munich, as you can find many types of cuisine. No matter what kind of food you like, you’ll surely find good places to eat in Munich.
A German dish of Currywurst with a stein of the local brew in the beer gardens is fitting for the summer days, while some hearty Alpine food from a typical Bavarian tavern is ideal at wintertime.
Hans im Glück, a chain of burger restaurants with its interior decorated with trees, is a favourite among students. If you’re looking for a more rowdy experience where you can sit at a long table next to strangers drinking, chanting, and singing along with a band playing on the stage, the Hofbräuhaus is a must. Also, check out Das Labor for an unusual, science-themed cocktail and shots.
Where to study in Munich?
Munich’s universities are known for their high academic standards. The city’s two main universities, Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) are both prestigious in their own right.
Founded in 1868, TUM is a member of the TU9 - an association of nine of Germany’s most prestigious technical universities.
Consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the world, TUM is the highest-ranked university in Germany, placing 50th in the world in the 2022 QS World University Rankings.
The university has 15 academic departments/schools, offering around 200 degree programs to a student body of about 48,000 students, about a quarter of whom are international students.
TUM, which dubs itself “The Entrepreneurial University,” fosters a supportive environment for budding entrepreneurs.
Founded in 1472, LMU has grown to become one of Europe's premier academic and research institutions. It has attracted and inspired talented students and scholars from all over the world for many years.
In the QS World University Rankings of 2022, LMU was ranked as the 64th-best university in the world, and the third best in Germany.
Creative thinking, problem-solving, and research are central to the institution’s academic programs.
Its excellence in teaching and research has impacted a wide diversity of fields, from the humanities and cultural studies to law, economics, social sciences, medicine and natural sciences.
The university’s medical centre is one of the most prestigious and largest institutions of its kind in all of Germany.
Frequently asked questions about student apartments in Munich
How do I apply for private student accommodation in Munich on Student.com?
It’s easy to apply for private student accommodation in Munich on Student.com. Use the search filters on our website to find your property of choice, then click on ‘View rooms’ to go to the property page.
On the property page you’ll need to choose your preferred room type. Once you’ve made your choice, click ‘Book Now’ or ‘Enquire’. You’ll then be asked to leave your contact details and you’ll soon receive a follow-up call from one of our booking consultants to take you through the next steps and answer any questions you have.
Do you offer private student dorms in Munich?
Yes, we do. We currently offer two different room types for you to choose from:
If you book a Private Room, you’ll get a private bedroom and, in some properties, also a private bathroom. Other amenities are shared with tenants from other rooms.
An Entire Place gives you a fully private studio property where you won’t have to share living facilities with anyone. You’ll have your own bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette for cooking your meals.
Are bills included in the rent?
In most of the properties we list, bills are included in the rent. Make sure if this is the case with the property you’re interested in though. You can see what bills are included in each property on that property’s property page by clicking the ‘View rooms’ button on this page.
Do you list student apartments that are fully furnished?
Yes, many of the student apartments we list are fully furnished. As with the bills, you can check on the property page to see if the apartment you’re interested in is rented fully furnished or not.
Can I get a viewing of the accommodation before I move in?
The apartments we list have a great selection of photos on their property pages, so you can get a good idea of what your new student home will look like even if you don’t see it for yourself before moving in. So, if you can’t get a viewing, you can still book with peace of mind.
If you are able to get to Munich before your move-in date however, and would prefer to see the apartment with your own eyes before moving in, we can arrange a viewing for you. Just give us a call and one of our booking consultants will set it up for you.