Student Services private housing search

The Student Housing Department can also tell you about options available on the open housing market. This service is free for students.

Please note: we do not have the resources to check all accommodation. It’s up to you to check that the rent is reasonable!

Osnabrück Student Services – Student Housing Department
Address:Ritterstraße 10
49074 Osnabrück
Postal address:Postfach 3749
49027 Osnabrück
Phone:+49 541 33107-30

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Monday to Thursday from 9am – 3pm
Friday from 9am - 1pm

Independent house hunting

If you’d prefer to look for accommodation yourself, here are the most important sources. Take a look at the offers available, or post an ad yourself.

Private room search

Generations of students have lived in sublets. For good reason: renting from private landlords has many advantages. Here you can find the current offers for private rooms around Osnabrück.

Private room search

Notice Boards

Room offers are regularly posted on Osnabrück University’s online Schwarze Brett (Notice Board). Most of the rooms on offer are in shared apartments. You can also place your own ad.

Check notice boards in the departments and dining halls, or pin your own ad to the board

Internet portals

House hunting on the internet is a quick and convenient option. Well-known providers include Immobilienscout24WG GesuchtImmoweltebay-kleinanzeigen.

Housing companies

The following housing companies in Osnabrück offer accommodation without charging a commission:

Adress:Hasetorwall 17
49076 Osnabrück
Phone:+49 541 20199800 
Wohnungsbaugenossenschaft Osnabrück eG
Address:Katharinenstraße 10
49074 Osnabrück
Phone:+49 541 33534-0
Fax:+49 541 33534-44 
Stephanswerk Wohnungsbaugesellschaft mbH
Address:Klusstraße 3
49074 Osnabrück
Phone:+49 541 65798-64
Fax:+49 541 35798-60 


The local daily newspaper publishes housing ads on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung
Address:Große Straße 17-19
49074 Osnabrück
Phone:+49 541 310-0 (general enquiries)
+49 541 310-310 (classified ads)
+49 541 310-320 (subscription services) 
Osnabrücker Nachrichten
Address:Erich-Maria-Remarque-Ring 14
49074 Osnabrück
Phone:+49 541 94040-0
Fax:+49 541 94040-33 (classified ads) 

Tip: Shared apartments!

Set up a shared apartment with other students. It’s a much cheaper alternative.

However, make sure that each resident gets an individual lease agreement so that no one person has to be responsible for the whole apartment.