Here you will find more information on how to find accomodation in Magdeburg as well as Stendal, depending on how long you are staying.
Accommodation in Magdeburg
IBZ International Meeting Centre, Magdeburg
The International Meeting Centre Magdeburg provides apartments for visiting postdoctoral researchers and visiting professors from abroad. An additional service of the Meeting Centre is the organisation of a range of events for residents. An application for an apartment in the Meeting Centre must be submitted by the host department at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences. Please pass this information on to your contact partner in the department. Further information and impressions can be found here.
Guest rooms at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg
For shorter stays, the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg offers guest rooms. Further information can be found
Residences of the Grundtec Bauregie GmbH
Grundtec is a private company running a number of furnitured student residences on or near the campus of the Otto-von-Guericke University.
PLEASE NOTE: Grundtec requires a period of stay of one year (2 semester) minimum.
More information here (DE).
Finding Accommodation on the Internet
You can find a room in a shared flat or an apartment for temporary accommodation (mostly they are furnitured) on several websites. The most important ones are the following:
Select "Magdeburg" in the section "read offers", then choose your preferred type of accommodation (room in a shared flat, single-room apartment etc.). Enter for how long you want to stay and finally select "short term". Start your search.
Click on "Wohnungsmarkt", choose either "WG-Angebote" or "Wohnungsangebote" from the menu and select "Magdeburg".
Click on "Wohnungen und WGs suchen", select Magdeburg, the type of accommodation you want to rent (a room in a shared flat or an apartment), the number of rooms and finally choose "nur Zwischenmiete anzeigen".
Short-term Apartment Agencies and Room Rental Agencies
Short-term apartment agencies (Mitwohnzentralen) and room rental agencies (Zimmervermittlungen) are also a good place to look for furnished accommodation for a short period of time. In general, you are required to pay a commission equivalent to 1 to 3 months' rent.
Tel.: 0049 (0)391 - 5 31 39 10
Such cooperatives usually rent out unfurnished apartments to their members. You are usually required to pay a four-digit membership fee (cooperative shares). As a result, the rent is lower than on the open market. Nevertheless, this is only worthwhile if you want to stay for a longer period of time (degree students). As there is an excess supply of this type of housing, it is worth asking whether it is possible to waive the membership fee.
Addresses of local housing cooperatives:
Wohnungsbaugenossenschaft "Otto von Guericke" e.G.
Tel.: 0049 (0)391 - 72 61 111
Tel.: 0049 (0)391 - 72 61 262
Tel.: 0049 (0)391 - 72 61 263
Tel.: 0049 (0)391 - 72 61 264
Magdeburger Wohnungsbaugenossenschaft 1893 eG
Tel.: 0049 (0)301 62 92 200
Fax: 0049 (0)301 62 92 222
Die Stadtfelder Wohnungsgenossenschaft eG
Tel.: 0049 (0)391 - 56 84 90
Fax: 0049 (0)391 - 56 84 999
MWG - Wohnungsgenossenschaft eG Magdeburg
Letzlinger Straße 5
Tel.: 0049 (0)391 - 56 98 0
Fax: 0049 (0)391 - 56 10 106
Communal Housing Associations
Communal Housing Associations do not require a membership fee. They offer mostly unfurnished housing at a relatively low price. Nevertheless, it is worth asking if furnishing is possible.
WOBAU Wohnungsbaugesellschaft Magdeburg mbH
Tel.: 0049 (0)391 - 610 44 24
Fax: 0049 (0)391 - 610 44 05
Private housing market
If you have not found accommodation before your arrival in Magdeburg, you can stay at the youth hostel for the first days. The price including breakfast is approx. EUR 20 per night.
Tel.: 0049 (0)391 - 5 32 10 10
Fax: 0049 (0)391 - 5 32 10 20
Accomodation in Stendal
For any questions regarding accommodation in Stendal please contact the International Office of the Stendal campus.
Furthermore, the following housing cooperatives offer furnished rooms for students and academics:
Wohnungsbau-Genossenschaft Altmark e. G.
Tel: 0049 (0) 3931 - 53 06 00
Wohnungsbaugenossenschaft Stendal 1892 e. G.
Tel.: 0049 (0) 3931 - 21 29 79