Accommodation

Find a safe and happy new home in Leipzig

A place to call home

Settling in to a safe, comfortable, and easy to reach accommodation plays an important part in your study journey’s success.  We have a variety of living options, ranging from off-campus student residences to affordable private or shared apartments. All within a short walk, bike or tram ride from the campus. 

Once you accept your Unconditional Offer, you will be referred to our accommodation team. This team provides a wide variety of price and location options to suit individual needs. They will talk you through the information, answer questions and help you overcome any concerns.

The Hood

The Hood offers 237 new (constructed in 2020) and modern apartments in the middle of Leipzig city – here you can expect a HOME with everything that goes with it. From great furniture, high quality appliances to bicycle parking spaces, as well as study rooms.

The building is located on the corner of Kurt-Schumacher-Straße / Berliner Straße – directly in the city and with ideal transport connections.

There are various appartments available (different size and price per month). Please enquire about available options at the time of the booking. A selectio of available room types is displayed below:

Single flat with bathroom and kitchenette (from 19,09m² to 20,63m²)       €548 per month
Single flat with bathroom and kitchenette (from 22,27m² to 31,02m²)       from €558 to €618 per month

Equipment

The apartments feature:

  • private shower room with high-quality equipment
  • 90 cm bed
  • wardrobe
  • desk with chair
  • own pantry incl. refrigerator, hob and microwave
  • light-flooded floor plan through large window elements 
  • Learning Lounge in the foyer
  • Free bike parking

Other information 

  • A graduated rent will be agreed. The minimum rental period is 12 months. In addition to operating and heating costs, the total rent already includes electricity and internet costs.
  • A deposit ranging from €1260 to €1470 (3 months of “cold-rent”) is necessary to secure the rental agreement. Deposits are returned when the rental agreement is over and the room & furniture have not been damaged.

For more information, visit The Hood Leipzig - Studentenwohnungen in Leipzig (thehood-leipzig.de)

Bookings

Open for bookings for October intake from July 2024. Some rooms may be released in the meantime, so we advise you to keep checking the StayToo website regularly.

StayToo Leipzig

At Staytoo you will live in a stylish furnished apartment with an amazing array of amenities thrown into the deal to make your life easier. The residence is located on Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 144, which is also affectionately called “Karli“. It doesn´t matter if you want to go to the supermarket, a trendy neighbourhood or a good cafe, everything is located only a short walk away.

StayToo regularly host events to help you get to know your neighbours and make friends to share experiences with during this exciting time in Leipzig.

StayToo only issue open-ended rental contracts with a minimum rental period of 6 months. The rental prices include all bills. You can choose between different categories of studios – all including a kitchenette and a private bathroom. The category depends on the size, orientation and location of the apartment. 

Type A - Type C (18-29m²) €499 - €579 per month
Type D (28–29m²)€699 per month
Type E (37m²)€799 per month

Feel free to visit www.staytoo.de/en/ to get a better idea of the house and concept. If Staytoo is right for you, fill out the booking request form and afterwards the property manager will contact you. Please enter in the booking request form in the field promotion code Lancaster University Leipzig.

Bookings:

Open for bookings for October intake from July 2024. Some rooms may be released in the meantime, so we advise you to keep checking the StayToo website regularly.

SMARTments

SMARTments student (Joachim Wach Haus) is a brand-new student residence in the vibrant district of Plagwitz, next to the famous Karl-Heine-Kanal. The relaxing Clara Zetkin Park is in the immediate vicinity and invites you to barbecue, meet friends and go for a walk. Lancaster University Leipzig can be reached within ca. 20 min by tram.

SMARTments student stands for cleverly furnished flats that are precisely tailored to the needs of students and trainees.

The minimum rental period is 6 months. The prices start from 490 € + 30€ heating pre-payment. Please visit the SMARTments website for more information about the property and the booking process.

Bookings:

Open for bookings for October intake from July 2024. Some rooms may be released in the meantime, so we advise you to keep checking the SMARTments website regularly.

BaseCamp Leipzig

Your accommodation is not just about having a place to stay while you study. It is about being in a safe, supportive and friendly environment, to help you settle into your new city and connect with fellow students. That is why you might want to choose the cool, colourful, and welcoming BaseCamp Leipzig.  

The minimum contract length is 6 months. The booking process is done with BaseCamp directly. Visit the FAQ page for more information on the booking process.

There are several options available within BaseCamp Leipzig to suit your needs and budget. See below for an overview of different room costs. 

Shared 2-people flat with separate bedrooms (Bedroom size 10m² – 11m²), shared bathroom and common kitchenstarting at €560 per month
Single room (18m² – 23m²) with private bathroom and kitchenettestarting at €610 per month
Studio with kitchenette (24m² – 27m²)starting at €690 per month

Please visit BaseCamp Leipzig website for the latest costs and what this includes. 

Bookings:

Open for bookings for October intake from July 2024. Some rooms may be released in the meantime, so we advise you to keep checking BaseCamp website regularly. 

Buena

Located in the vibrant district of Connewitz, 15 min by tram from the city centre of Leipzig, Buena is a brand-new student residence opening its doors in October 2023.

Home HT offers a wide range of room types (prices vary depending on the size/location of the apartment and include bills):

  • Studio without a balcony (22 m2): 520-530 EUR
  • Apartment with a balcony (30-40 m2): 730 - 975 EUR
  • Apartment with a terrace (31-44 m2): 820 EUR - 1100 EUR

Please see this video with an overview of the facilities.

Interested students can start the reservation process by contacting support@buena.com – please specify Lancaster University Leipzig in the subject.

In order to book a room, you will need your Letter of Acceptance from LU Leipzig, a copy of your passport, a proof of income (you or your parents) and your contact information – please submit these documents directly to the property manager.

Mondial – Campus Leipzig Connewitz

Mondial is a modern and energy-efficient residence located in the colourful and diverse district of Connewitz, about 15 min by tram from Leipzig city centre. The building has a nice backyard where students can rest or hang out with neighbours and friends.

Apartment S – 18m2 – from 525 EUR (380 EUR excluding bills)

Apartment M – 22m2 – from 535 EUR (390 EUR excluding bills)

Apartment L – 26m2 – from 575 EUR (440 EUR excluding bills)

Please check their website for a detailed overview of the room types and reach out to studentaccommodation@lancasterleipzig.de to start the booking process. You will need your Letter of Acceptance from LU Leipzig, a copy of your passport, a proof of income (you or your parents) and your contact information to book a room.

 

Home & Co (Halle)

The Home & Co student residence is located in Halle, within one hour commute from Lancaster University Leipzig. The S-Bahn/regional train station is located within 5 min walk from the residence. The cost of the commute is covered by the student travel pass.

The Home & Co Südliche Neustadt residence offers furnished and unfurnished flats for your semester or long-term stay. The home is characterised by a familiar and warm-hearted atmosphere. You will also have a unique view over the entire city from the rooftop of this  high-rise building.

The rental prices for unfurnished apartments range between €359 and €499 / month and include all bills and Internet.

If you have questions about the apartments or the booking process, please reach out to Home & Co by email.

Other accommodations providers

Other accommodation options in Leipzig include:

  • Youniq Leipzig https://youniq-living.com/location/leipzig/ - furnished student apartments close to the city centre (minimum contract 12 months)

  • HC24 https://www.hc24.de/en/index.htm - an aggregator for private accommodation search (English-speaking staff)

Private Housing & Flat-sharing (WG)

If you prefer the serenity of your own home, looking for an apartment is the best choice for you. However, if you wish to become more fluent in German, you could also consider looking for a private room in a shared apartment. Commonly referred to as WG (Wohngemeinschaft), it is among the most common student living choices. Prices vary depending on the size and location of the flat and can range from €250 to €500. Popular quarters are Zentrum, Südvorstadt, Waldstraßenviertel, Schleußig, Plagwitz and Gohlis. You can look online for an apartment or a shared room by checking the following websites:

We recommend starting to look for private housing and WGs (shared accommodation) as soon as possible as there will be many students, from the other Leipzig universities too, looking for a place to live. Your chances of finding a place will increase if you respond to the most recently posted advertisements. Before signing a tenancy agreement, you might need the following documents such as your passport, the city registration document (Anmeldebestätigung), student ID, a bank statement and a credit report (SCHUFA). Unless otherwise stated in your rental contract, rent is usually due at the beginning of the month. In Germany, it is not common to provide your rent in cash, and most landlords will expect you to transfer rent directly into their bank accounts.

Do remember that private accommodation also involves you setting up any additional providers (such as TV and Internet), so you might want to opt for the all-inclusive-option of Basecamp instead.

GEZ (Radio, TV, Internet Fee)

The Rundfunkbeitrag (GEZ) fee, a fee that has to be paid in Germany since January 2013, is a radio, TV and Internet license fee and public service broadcasters are financed by it. The fee is €18.36 per month and has to be paid for every apartment regardless of the number of devices that are being used or the number of residents living in the apartment. It has to be paid even if you do not own a radio or TV. To pay the fee, you will have to get a license fee account which you can register for online at www.rundfunkbeitrag.de. Alternatively, once you have registered with the City of Leipzig you will receive a GEZ letter within a couple of weeks asking you to fill out the registration form and to send it back within a month. Failure to pay the fee can result in legal actions. Remember to deregister if you are planning to leave Germany after your studies.

Please note: This extra cost will also have to be paid if you decide to move into Basecamp accommodation. The colleagues in the accommodation will be able to assist you.