When looking for your future accommodation in Trier, please be aware of the follwing specifics of housing market in Trier:

1) Due to the tense situation of the housing market in Trier (especially before the beginning of the semester) it is not easy to find accommodation. The earlier you start looking, the better your chances to find the right place.

2) Furthermore,  most rooms/apartments on the private housing market are unfurnished (contrary to the student dormitories of Trier University and several privately operated student dormitories).

3) Additionally, rent in the private housing market does not include utility costs such as water, electricity or gas.


Student dormitories

University dormitories

Doctoral students may apply for accommodation in one of the University's student dormitories. However, as rooms are given with priority to Bachelor and Master students, the chances are rather low for doctoral students to obtain a room especially at the beginning of the winter term. Nevertheless, chances are often better a tthe beginning of the summer semester as the housing market is not that tense during that time.

Privately operated student dormitories

An alternative to the university's student dormitories are several privately operated student dormitories. Those dormitories are mostly located close to the university and depending on the operator, rooms are either furnished or unfurnished. For further information please contact the private operators directly.


Online databases

If you are planning to rent a room or an apartment on the private housing market, you may have a look at the following online databases:

Nationwide Real Estate Databases

There are several Internet search engines in Germany that allow you to search for apartments in Trier.

Local Databases

    (This internet portal of Trier city is frequently used by students to find accommodation. Under “Kleinanzeigen” (small ads), you will find a list of rooms and apartments offered by private providers.)
  • Online-database of Student Services (SWT)
    (You can search for private accommodation offers in the online database of the SWT.)

Shared accommodation

If you would like to share housing costs and live in shared accommodation with other students or young people, we may check out the following databases:


Short term stays

    (Short term accommodation (less than 6 months) can often be found on where Trier locals offer furnished appartments or rooms for short term stays.)


Black boards

When in Trier, you also have the option to consult the so-called “Black Boards” within the university where rental offers are frequently displayed:

Black Board of the Student Services (SWT)

The private accommodation service of the SWT is located on Campus I of the University in the Student Centre (Room ST 09).

Black Board of the AstA (Student Union)

The private accommodation service by the AstA is located on Campus I of the University in building B (Room B 15).

Black Boards in the University buildings

There are information boards in central areas at the university where students place ads for rooms and apartments (e.g. when they search for roommates respectively interim or new tenants).


Legal Counseling Service

The AStA (Students Union) provides legal counseling concerning tenant law problems for students. Please contact astamietuni-trierde