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Life in Paderborn

In the months before the semester starts, it can be difficult to find a suitable apartment or room in Paderborn – affordable accommodation is in high demand at this time of year. Especially in the summer months from July to September, when many first-year students are looking for accommodation.
Compared to other university towns, Paderborn’s housing market is quite buoyant for students: While accommodation directly on campus or in popular student areas (e.g. the Riemekeviertel, Ansgarviertel, Südstadt, Paderquellgebiet) is sometimes a little more difficult to find, students can opt for (often cheaper) alternatives a little further afield (e.g. Schloß Neuhaus, Paderborn-Elsen) and travel in to the university by train and bus.

Tips for finding accommodation
Leverage all the usual online platforms for people looking for accommodation and/or place a
wanted ad in the local press (e.g. Neue Westfälische, Westfalen-Blatt).
Facebook has “online groups” in which private individuals post accommodation offers; we
recommend entering specific terms in the search box (e.g. Paderborn University students,
apartments in the Riemekeviertel - Paderborn, group for flat-share ads | Rooms in
flat-shares and flat-shares, rooms in Paderborn, apartment search Paderborn etc.).
Students are generally not entitled to housing benefit. There are, however, some
exceptions to this; Paderborn city council can provide you with information on this,
and you can also submit a claim for housing benefit here.
Information on rental prices – Rent index Paderborn

If you are looking for short-term accommodation, you can stay at Paderborn
Youth Hostel, for example.

Paderborn Student Union

Paderborn Student Union provides 1,322 rooms at Paderborn University.

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Paderborn Student Union offers a platform for advertising and searching current accommodation offers in Paderborn and the surrounding area.

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