Look for accommodation

Like all students in Germany and France, students admitted to our Master are not automatically given a room. You have to look for accommodation by yourself. You may apply for a room in the student’s residence halls or look on the private market.
You may consider renting a room in the suburbs. There are usually more offers for a better price. It is fairly easy to commute between both universities, as they are located fairly close. There are good transportationnetworks enabling you to commute on a daily basis. (For example it takes 2:00 h on the train to get from Freiburg centre to Strasbourg centre and 1:15 h with bus or shared car).

Information on students residence halls in Strasbourg (CROUS) here

you can apply for a room in one of the residence halls between January 15th and May 31th here

Another possibility is to consult the CROUS data base for private room or the CROUS service for short term rent.

Private accommodation in Strasbourg :

Strasbourg university has compiled a list of links where you can look for student accommodation offerred by private persons.

Additionally, check out these:

De particulier à particulier
Housisng anywhere
Wohngemeinschaft in Strasbourg (in German)

Information on students residence halls in Freiburg (SWFR) here:

For all dormitories in Freiburg you can apply between January 15th and February 28th (summer semester) and from July 15th to August 31st (winter semester).
Residence halls are usually available from beginning of semester on (October or April). If you wish accommodation earlier, you should specify it on your application.

Private accommodation in Freiburg
Here is a selection of links for accommodation:

The SWFR database ((register to access) with accommodation offerred by private persons.

The private housing data base of the SWFR compiles private room offers.
Another option is "housing for help": you are offerred a private room at a reduced price in exchange for small chores.

Portals for Flat-sharing in Freiburg

Private students residence halls in Freiburg:
The Fizz
Franz Rosenzweig Haus
Campo Novo

Please find here an English translation of the abbreviations most frequently used in the German housing advertisements:

Some students living mostly in Germany, decide to live in the german small city Kehl, close to the French border, and commute in a few min. daily to Strasbourg from there. The Freiburg university students services (SWFR) maintains dormitories in Kehl too.

CAUTION: Fake private rental ads on the web: The easiest signs of a rental scam is when someone asks you to wire money via Western Union, Moneygram, or Prepaid Visa card or the owner is out of the country, the price is significantly lower than for similar ads, the message is full of spelling mistakes, etc. Scammers usually ask for a deposit or first month’s rent before you even see the room. Don’t fill out an application until you’ve seen the room or flat and never, under any circumstances, send money to anyone without securing a lease and confirming the property manager has legal right to rent the flat.