1. Tip: Housing – Shared flat or student accommodation?
Many students want or have to leave their homes at the beginning of their studies. Depending on your budget, offers and personal preferences, you can choose between your own flat, a shared flat or student accommodation close to university.
Here are some advantages and disadvantages for you:
Living in your own apartment is expensive, time-consuming, a big responsibility and change because you need to take care of everything – from weekly grocery shopping and cleaning to administrative tasks.
A shared flat is a good alternative if you enjoy living with other people and sharing the workload. Usually, a shared flat is relatively affordable, not as time-consuming and if you get along with your flatmates, you will have a lot of fun.
A student accommodation is the most practical and usually most affordable option. After signing your license agreement, you don’t have to handle anything else. Operating, heating and energy costs as well as internet are usually included in your rent. So, you don’t have to worry about contracts with energy suppliers or other service providers. Furthermore, you have your own refuge, but still the option to connect with other students.
In this extensive article, we show you the differences between shared flats and student accommodations! Here you can read all about the advantages of a (STUWO) student dormitory!
We recommend starting to think about your housing situation and looking for an accommodation before starting your semester.