Depending on the duration of stay and personal preferences, Mannheim has accommodation options for long and short term stays. These consist of MBS apartments and hotels. Detailed information covering all aspects relevant to accommodation, such as applying for an MBS apartment, tenancy agreements, as well as a list of available accommodation and booking instructions for hotels in Mannheim are available exclusively through Canvas mannheim.instructure.com, that is only accessible with a participant's personalized login account
Mannheim has a few student apartments within 10 or 20 minutes walking distance to all Mannheim University, MBS course locations, and to the city centre. The apartments are normally fully furnished, including internet access. Common facilities such as washing machines are available in the basement or in a nearby location. The rent prices for the apartments may vary between €410 and €450 per month or €255 and €290 per week (prices are subject to change without prior notice). Compared to the number of students in Mannheim, the number of student apartments are considerably less. Hence, the "first come, first serve" principle normally applies. MBS participants would receive more information on the accommodation via email in due time.
MBS cooperates with some hotels in Mannheim offering special rates for MBS participants. Mostly located in close proximity to MBS course locations, these hotels provide flexible accommodation, especially for short term stays or within the first few weeks in Mannheim. A list of hotels with which MBS cooperates is available only for MBS participants via MBS Blackboard.
In Germany, it is common for students to rent an apartment for themselves, a room in a shared flat ("Wohngemeinschaft"/"WG"), or live in a student residence ("Studentenwohnheim").
While living in a residence or private accommodation might be bit cheaper in the long run, competition is high – especially around September due to the start of a new academic year.
There are many advertisements for private accommodations and student residences available online or in-print.
Some of examples are here: