To say that the rental market in Munich is “somewhat pressured” could qualify as a gross understatement. You need to face the facts: Renting a place in Munich tends to be expensive and spontaneously securing accommodations within a matter of two days is a tall order.
Make sure to secure a place to stay with friends or family for a few nights, if needed, unless you happen to live within a suitable commuting distance. Couch surfing is an option until you have locked down a permanent arrangement for living in Munich. Please also remember to register as a resident at city hall within two weeks of relocating to Munich.
Resources for finding a room share, student housing or your own apartment:
- Facebook Groups
- On-campus bulletin boards at the TUM near the food court
- Run a classified ad in a local newspaper (SZ, AZ, etc.)
- Word-of-mouth – keep your eyes and ears open