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. The proximity to the lively old town of Innsbruck, the proximity to the Tyrolean mountains, the numerous sports and leisure facilities and the central location between Germany, Switzerland and Italy guarantee a unique ambience. As an attractive tourist destination and international student, congress and Olympic city Innsbruck has extremely diverse housing options in dormitories, private rooms, shared flats etc.
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.
House rent benefits

Information on house rent benefits of the City of Innsbruck can be found here.

Tips & Tricks
  • ATTENTION fraud! - No payment before apartment viewing
  • Apply for your accommodation as soon as you get your acceptance letter. Housing in Innsbruck is very competitive & student dorms fill up very fast
  • Use Facebook groups to find find room mates
  • Some youth hostels offer accommodation for a few days

We are happy to present to you the student dormitories in and around Innsbruck in the following flyer and wish you all the best for searching and choosing your accommodation!

Flyer Dormitories ( pdf | 538.01K | )

Please find the location of each student dorm on the following map:

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. For this service the OeAD student housing charges a service fee and a registration fee. Student dorms (also via OeAD) 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 to OeAD!

After you have applied for a room, OeAD will process your booking and send you a booking offer by email. Once you have received this offer, you have to pay a deposit. 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. Please be aware, that an earlier moving in date (before October 01 and March 01) at WIST is possible, but only if there are spare rooms. If you need a dorm room from September 01 onwards (rather than from October 01 onwards), please indicate this in your application to OeAD and choose a convenient hostel.

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

OeAD student housing
Meinhardstraße 5/3/31
A-6020 Innsbruck
Tel.: +43 512 319 115 Fax: +43 512 319 114

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.

ATTENTION fraud! - No payment before apartment viewing.

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

flatm is a platform for students to find flatmates to live joyfully together anywhere in the world. Are you still looking for a flatmate to flatshare with?

Join the movement

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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.

Click here for a list of our Partner Hotels.

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:

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