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We offer 10 months guaranteed housing for a security deposit of approximately 300 Euros. Further information will be sent to you after you are finally admitted to the iMOS program.

Student rooms are located in the vicinity of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. The Academic Support Group (AKAFÖ) offers apartments and rooms from EUR 150,- to EUR 300,- per month. Further there is the possibility to rent a room in a private hostel. In Bochum living expenses amount to approximately EUR 600,- per month in total.

Most student houses have long waiting lists (6-12 months) and if you are too late, you have no chance to get a room with them. It is possible to apply for accommodation although you don’t know if you will be accepted for the Master course. Therefore you should apply for the accommodation at the same moment as you apply for the Master programme. If you get admitted for Molecular Sciences and Simulation you have to contact the responsible persons of the student houses. They will tell you what to do next and if you have to hand in any documents. If you don't get admitted for the Master course, your application for accommodation will be rejected automatically.

If you know the date on which you are arriving in Bochum, make an appointment with your future landlord, so that when you arrive, you can directly sign the contract and move into your new home. If you want to move houses later, you usually have to cancel the contract. The cancellation period differs. Usually you have to cancel the contract 1-3 months in advance. At certain student houses you can only move out at certain times (e.g. after the semester finished). Please check the cancellation period of your contract. If you are unsure what kind of cancellation period you have, ask a German to translate that clause for you.

Student Houses of AKAFÖ

The student union AKAFÖ offers apartments and single rooms in 18 different student houses.

Information about the student houses of AKAFÖ:


Application form:

Please note: The AKAFÖ will not send you a confirmation after you registered. The application is only a registration and does not guarantee that you will get a room at AKAFÖ. Please call them one or two days after your registration and ask whether you have a chance to get a room.

Private Student Housing

You can also search for student housing in the private sector.

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Further information about finding accommodation in Bochum

The Welcome Center provides additional information resources for finding accommodation in Bochum.

Please not that housing listed under "International researchers" is not available to Masters' Students.

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