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Accommodation for students in Dresden

  1. Things you need to know before arriving in Dresden
  2. How to get to Dresden
  3. Getting around Dresden
  4. Cost of Living in Dresden
  5. Saving money in Dresden
  6. Accommodation for students in Dresden
  7. Dresden neighborhoods: the most important districts of Dresden
  8. Dresden Nightlife
  9. Typical Dresden Cuisine
  10. What to do in Dresden
  11. Places to visit around Dresden
  12. What to see in Dresden in 3 days

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"Should I stay in a students residence or in a shared flat?" - this is the first question you're going to ask to yourself. Well, let's say both have their pros and cons.

If you decide to live in a student residence, you should contact Studentenwerk Dresden. through this link you can check availabilities, locations and the prices. Usually it is easy and they help you with all the bureaucratic staff and they also try to give you a room close to your faculty. Living in a Student Residence can be a lot of fun. Like in other countries, students organise a lot of parties, dinners, activities during the whole week. It’s very easy to get in touch with a lot of new people from all over the world, as they are usually in the same situation as you →new country, new city!

Together with your new friends you can start one of your best adventures in life. And discovering a new place together is always more fun than doing that alone. On the other side students dorms are often very noisy, because of the parties. So if you are in the period of exams and you want to pass them, it could be a little bit strenuous. Another thing is the language. As there are a lot of students with different nationalities living together, the main language is mostly English. So if you want to learn or improve your German skills, it could be harder here.

As already mentioned, sharing flats is more common in Dresden, or in Germany in general. You can check local newspapers, websites like Erasmusu or announcements inside University buildings or bars. If people, who are already living in these flats, chose you, than you have the opportunity to immerse yourself into the real German lifestyle.

When your future flatmates are from Dresden, they can give you all their insider tips and show you around the most beautiful places in the city. And it would be also a big plus for improving your language skills. Anyway, finding a good and affordable room can be difficult. In Germany it is not like in other European countries where "the first come, the first served". For one room, on average, there will be 10 people applying. So... you'll have to pass a casting and be chosen by the flatmates.

A personal tip: bringing a bottle of wine to have a more relaxing conversation is never a bad idea.

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