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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. The application process is undertaken online by the student themselves, and is best to apply 6 months ahead of time. Please see the RUB International Office website for up-to-date housing information and listings. In Bochum living expenses amount to approximately EUR 600,- per month in total.

Most student housing is in short supply and has long waiting lists (6-12 months). It is possible to apply for accommodation although you don’t know if you will be accepted for the Master course.

Housing on the private market may be listed only a month or two ahead of time, so keep checking, particularly early Saturday mornings.

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 application is only a registration and does not guarantee that you will get a room at AKAFÖ. In case of questions, wait times may be a couple weeks due to high call volume. Please contact the iMOS course coordinator for more information or for troubleshooting the website.


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

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