Incoming exchange students


TU Wien has no own rooms in student residences at its disposal.



Should you wish to reserve a room in a student residence via the OeAD-Housing Office, please fill out the registration form at, opens an external URL in a new window.

At the end of the online registration, you will be asked to pay an application fee of EUR 35,- (non-refundable). You can make the payment by credit card, PayPal or SOFORT. Note that your application is only valid after you pay the application fee. After successfully registering, you will receive a summary of your application details by email. The offer for accommodation will sent within the next few days (if it should not be possible to make you an offer, you will receive a full refund of the application fee). After you have received the offer, you can confirm it by transferring the deposit (usually amounting to two months' rent) to the account indicated in the offer. Please note that OeAD-Housing Office only confirms the booking after you have transferred the deposit. You will get back the deposit as soon as you moved out of the student residence. A booking fee will be calculated on basis of the period of stay according to the residence contract. You will have to pay it together with the first accommodation fee.

The price of a room ranges between € 340,- and € 620,- per month.

If you have any questions, please contact the OeAD-Housing Office directly:

Österreichischer Austauschdienst (Austrian Exchange Service)
OeAD student housing
Ebendorferstrasse 7, 1010 Wien
Tel.: +43 (0)1 53408 800
Fax.: +43 (0)1 53408 899
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Housing Anywhere

Housing Anywhere is an international booking platform for student accommodation. On the platform, you can search and book rooms offered by outgoing students, as well as other rooms listed by verified private landlords or Housing Anywhere partner websites.

In order to be identified as a student, you may fill in the sign-up-form, opens an external URL in a new window.

You will then receive a link to activate your “partner student” profile, which will give you priority access to the rooms available, live notifications and personalized assistance if required. It’s for free to sign up, search for a room and look at the photos of the properties – registration is required to get in contact with advertisers directly though.

You may send a booking requests to the properties, you are interested in. Advertisers have 48 hours to accept your request and if they do, your booking is confirmed. By then you will have to pay the first month’s rent and an administrative service fee which is 25% of the first month’s rent, up to a limit of 250€, via the Housing Anywhere platform. Please note: students of TU Wien can benefit from the 0% booking fee if their move-in date is before September 30th, 2020.

As long as the booking request has not been accepted yet you can cancel the booking without any costs. Once you already transferred the money and you voluntarily cancel a booking, you will get back the first month’s rent (cancellation within 24 hours) but the service fee is non-refundable (in case the advertiser cancels your booking, you will be fully refunded) (see also: Terms & Conditions, opens an external URL in a new window).

The first month’s rent is paid to Housing Anywhere and will be transferred to the advertiser 48 hours after you moved in and only if the room corresponds with what you agreed to book. If you name valid reasons you may claim a refund via email or phone (see also: Terms & Conditions, opens an external URL in a new window)

For the rest of your rental period you have to pay directly to the advertiser (be aware of alternative terms offered by advertisers, deposits or contracts before accepting them).

Booking via Housing Anywhere enables you to get your new address months in advance. Housing Anywhere will send you a professional invoice following your booking. This document can be useful in obtaining a visa or funding for your exchange.

For further information, please visit, opens an external URL in a new window or send an email to or, opens an external URL in a new window.


Viennabase – homes for students

We are a Viennese original with a long history and internationality.

On behalf of the City of Vienna, Viennabase - homes for students - offers students from all over the world 1,600 attractive housing units - from single rooms with bathrooms to single apartments - in four houses. High quality at reasonable prices is our philosophy. For many years we have been making sure that our student residences are comfortable, clean, safe and affordable. All residents* should feel at home and live in good community. If you would like to become a part of the Viennabase community, apply today at, opens an external URL in a new window


If you want to move into your apartment out of office hours, you can either


  • use the paid services of iHouse ( which include (but are not limited to) a 24-hour shuttle service from the Vienna International Airport, transfer  to your guesthouse and handover of the keys to your apartment directly on the spot.


Private accommodation

Prices for private accommodation are usually higher than for rooms in student residences. Additionally, since landlords generally want to get to know tenants personally, you will have to search for a flat after you arrive in Vienna.


More information

More information about housing in Vienna (student residences, shared flats, private accommodation) can be found on the following websites:



Gusshausstrasse 28, 1st floor
1040 Vienna



9:30-11:30 and 13:30-16:30

Wednesday: 9:30-11:30

9:30-11:30 and 13:30-16:30

Attention! Due to the current situation (coronavirus), the personal counselling in the International Office has been restricted. Please send us your questions by email or give us a call. Personal counselling only by appointment.


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