Living in Innsbruck

MCI students and affiliates are provided with an excellent infrastructure that includes well-equipped seminar, IT, and study rooms, highly modern work and research opportunities, comfortable parking spaces, and easy accessibility due to the proximity to public transport at five locations situated in the heart of Innsbruck. Nearby student residences and hotels as well as boardinghouses round off the services provided by MCI.
 
We're glad to help you finding an appropriate accommodation by providing you with the insights on the following pages.
 
Mietzinsbeihilfe

Information on house rent benefits (Mietzinsbeihilfe) of the City of Innsbruck you can find here.

Finding accommodation in Innsbruck

The Students Union (ÖH) at Innsbruck University keeps full and up-to-date lists of available flats, studio apartments etc. The service is available to both students and accommodation providers.

This way to the ÖH accommodation lists for Innsbruck

You can also try one of the online accommodation agencies (Please be aware that some agencies may charge brokerages):

MCI holds contracts with several hotels granting MCI students special terms and conditions. Please make sure to announce your MCI student status or any other affiliation you have with MCI when booking your room.

Accommodation for Exchange Students

The Austrian Agency for International Mobility and Cooperation in Education, Science, and Research (OeAD) arranges rooms in student dormitories for a small monthly fee. This is the easiest and most convenient way for exchange students to find relatively inexpensive housing.

MCI cooperates with the dormitory “Internationales Studentenhaus” (ISH).

Students may also apply for a room directly at one Innsbruck’s numerous dormitories. However, most dormitories only rent out their rooms for a minimum period of twelve months and, in many cases, the application forms are available in German only.

Finding private accommodation in Innsbruck is not always easy, especially at the beginning of a new semester. Nevertheless, students who are willing to invest considerable effort may be able to find a room in a shared apartment or a studio.

Youth hostels

If students need a place to stay for a few days, they can book a reasonably priced room in one of the following youth hostels:

Facts about ISH

  1. Location: Rechengasse 7, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria.
  2. Equipment and furniture in rooms: Rooms are single rooms and fully furnished. This includes a small kitchenette, a bathroom, Internet access and a phone (phone rates not included in rent, extra charges).
  3. Recreational facilities: Table tennis, sports room, TV room, music room, billard, terrace, computer room, newspapers.
  4. Other information:
    • Students need to bring their own cutlery/dishes.
    • Students need to bring their own pillows, duvets, matress covers and linen. (Pillows, duvets and mattress covers can also be bought or rented from ISH)
    • Visitors are allowed between 7 a.m. and midnight, but not overnight.
    • A receptionist is in charge of security and checks entry and exit of visitors.
    • The entire dormitory is a non-smoking building.
    • Sanitary rooms are cleaned every 14 days.
    • For more information, please see ISH’s website: www.studentenhaus.at.


How to apply and terms of payment

  • For further information about conditions of payment and registration please refer to ISH’s website: www.studentenhaus.at
  • When you register for ISH please mention that you are an exchange student from MCI.

Many international students book a room in a student dormitory via OeAD, the Austrian Agency for International Mobility and Cooperation in Education, Science, and Research. For this service OeAD's local housing office Innsbruck charges a service fee of EUR 15 per month of stay and a registration fee (one-off payment) of EUR 35. Student dorms may charge a small administrative fee as well. In addition, there may be bank transfer fees when you transfer the mandatory deposit to OeAD's bank account.

Student dorms fill up fast, especially in the fall semester and single rooms are highly coveted. We recommend that students apply very early.

Please follow this link to apply for a room in a student dorm via OeAD. Select Innsbruck as your destination. Important: Your application for a room will only be processed after you have transferred the registration fee (EUR 35) to OeAD!

After you have applied for a room and paid your deposit, OeAD will process your booking and send you  a booking confirmation by email. Once you have received this confirmation, you may still cancel your booking within two weeks and will get your deposit back without any service charges from OeAD. After that period, your booking is binding. Please carefully read the terms and conditions on OeAD's website. To secure a room, please apply for a room early and pay the deposit immediately!

OeAD will assign many students to a dormitory of the WIST association (Wirtschaftshilfe für Studenten). This association runs several dormitories across Innsbruck, and you can indicate to which of these dormitories you would like to be assigned. If you come to Innsbruck before October 01 or March 01, you should contact the WIST office in advance. Rooms are usually available as of that date, but if the WIST has spare rooms you may be able to move in earlier. If you need a dorm room from September 01 onwards (rather than from October 01 onwards), please indicate this in you application to OeAD and book your room early.

For more information please check out OeAD’s website or contact them directly:

OeAD Housing Office Innsbruck
Meinhardstraße 5/3/31
A-6020 Innsbruck
Tel.: +43 512 319 115 Fax: +43 512 319 114
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web: housing.oead.at/en

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