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Because of high demand for furnished rooms and apartments in Bremen, we recommend that you start your housing search as early as possible.

Here are some suggestions:

If you want a furnished room or an apartment:

  • Private rooms close to campus: All apartments in the Galileo-Residenz and the residences Campusviva and The Fizz are fully furnished. There are also private apartment houses close to campus available for rent.
  • In Bremen there are many private persons who avail their apartments via Airbnb for a limited period of time.
  • Immowelt is one of the leading online real estate portals in Germany and enables the targeted search for temporary apartments in Bremen.
  • Offers of exclusively furnished temporary apartments can be obtained from the Home Company Bremen and Mibea. You will find more information on this at the bottom of the page under "Finding accommodation by period - 3 months and more".
  • The "7THINGS - my favorite apartment"  boarding house is located directly on the university campus. 51 fully furnished non-smoking apartments offer the possibility to live here. The University of Bremen also has a guest house on the river bank close to the city center. The guest house at the Teerhof has reopened mid-February 2019 after renovation. Other nice guesthouse in the middle of Bremen are the Kremer Gästehaus directly at the Dobben and the Fütterer Hausverwaltung in Hulsberg. Some other nice and very central options are the boarding house of the Bremer Boarding Residence and the apartments of Arte P 73.
  • If you have an account on studIP (of the University of Bremen), you also have the opportunity to find rooms or small flats via the bulletin board.

Other options to find furnished or unfurnished rooms in Bremen:

On the Internet:

In the local newspapers:

You can also search for rooms and apartments on the private housing market by using the web links on the right, or utilizing the classified ads for rooms and apartments in the local newspaper (e.g. Weser Kurier).

In our Facebook group:

Join our Welcome Center - U Bremen Research Alliance Facebook Group and find great offers on furnished / unfurnished apartments from other international researchers.

Some things to keep in mind:

In Germany, most apartments for rent are unfurnished, and you may have to transport your furniture or buy it here. The kitchen furniture and appliances are mostly (but not always) included, so make sure to ask your landlord. In most cases, there is an upfront safety deposit you will need to pay that may amount to up to three months' rent. If the apartment has no damage at the end of your rental lease, you get this deposit back (minus an interest rate).

Below you will find further recommendations categorized based on the length of your stay.

Accommodation Search for a Certain Time Period

If you plan to stay in Bremen longer than 3 months, Home Company Bremen will be glad to assist you. The link will direct you to a search query which you will complete in its entirety to receive accommodation offers. Under the field "further wishes/annotations" enter Welcome Center 2019 for your query to receive priority. Please understand that the furnished apartments in Bremen are always available at short notice. The Home Company Bremen can therefore usually only offer apartments 1-2 months before the desired move-in date. Should you have any further questions, please contact Home Company Bremen by calling +49 (0)421 19445, or email them at bremenprotect me ?!homecompanyprotect me ?!.de.

Another accommodation service is Mibea. Click on the link to see their current offers. Please be advised that the communication with Mibea takes place in German.

If you are looking for accommodation in Bremen for more than 2 weeks and less than 3 months, we recommend the new boarding house "7THINGS - my favorite apartment" on the university campus. It will open on August 1, 2018 and will consist of 51 fully furnished non-smoking apartments. Under the inserted link you will find all information and the inquiry form. In the inquiry form, the following information should be entered in the field "Message"/"Nachricht":

  1. Recommendation by the UBRA Welcome Center of the University of Bremen
  2. Your department/faculty or institute, as well as your contact person there
  3. Your billing address

If you have any futher questions, please conact the staff of 7THINGS - my favorite apartment under +49 421 69677377 or infoprotect me ?!7things-apartmentprotect me ?!.de.

Should you have any further questions beyond the information given here, please do not hesitate to contact us at scholarsprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de.

Accommodation Offers

Do you have accommodation that you would like to offer to our guest researchers? For this purpose, please contact Home Company Bremen. Click on the link to fill out and submit your property. Should you have any further questions, please contact Home Company Bremen by calling +49 (0)421 19445, or email them at bremenprotect me ?!homecompanyprotect me ?!.de