Consultation on Housing
For most students, the first step in their academic career is to find an apartment. Once found, they can still cause a lot of headaches. And with an unreasonable landlord, frustration quickly ensues.
In order to quickly find an apartment and not be at the mercy of your landlord, the AStA offers housing counselling. We can help you find an apartment, answer questions about tenancy law and answer questions about housing entitlement certificates and housing subsidies.
Tenancy law advice
Should we ever be at the loss when it comes to tenancy law, you will get an appointment with the Mieterschutzverein Aachen e.V. free of charge. In order to do this, you must come to the AStA Housing Counselling in person with your documents, show your Student Identification and pay a deposit of 10€ which will be returned to you by the Mieterschutzverein at the end of your appointment.
Addendum: Unfortunately, personal contact is not possible during Corona hours. If you have questions specifically about tenancy law, please contact us by mail or phone and let us know that you would like to make an appointment.
Basic information about the offers in the search for housing:
Facebook groups that put useful links of free apartments online:
It is not necessary to have a facebook-account.
Vital! When contacting the landlord, ask if the demand of the vacant apartment is high. If so, then other apartments should also be searched to be safe.
Useful links for apartment hunting:
http://www.zwischenmiete.de (“zwischenmiete” means an apartment for
If no suitable apartments can be found with the links:
Don’t just include Aachen as the search criteria but also neighborhood areas.
This will increase your chance of finding a new apartment. You could for example use these districts as a search criteria which are all reachable via bus or train:
– Laurensberg (4 km far from Aachen city)
– Haaren (5 km)
– Richterich (6 km)
– Verlautenheide (7,5 km)
– Würselen (8 km)
– Aachen-Brand (8 km)
– Eilendorf (10 km)
– Herzogenrath (13 km)
– Eschweiler (17 km)
Furthermore, there is the possibility to contact the student organization “Incas” via their housing search contact form:
Incas is a student organization that takes care of the needs of which takes care of the needs of international students. They also offer extensive housing advice.