What are FAQ?
FAQ are frequently asked questions and their appropriate answers to a topic. They help to answer all your questions in advance.
Please note that the FAQs may vary per state. In case you have any questions, please get in touch with the respective OeAD-Housing Office.

How can I apply for an accommodation?

We are happy to learn that you have decided upon an accommodation of the OeAD-Housing Office. Please note that applications can only be carried out online. Each person has to fill out the application form with a personal email adress.
For the processing of your application, we will charge an application fee of EUR 35,00. This fee is non-refundable. At the end of the online registration, you will be forwarded directly to our payment provider, where you can make the payment by credit card, PayPal or Klarna./Sofort.
In the menu item Apply Here the individual steps are described in detail.
ATTENTION: You can upload the acceptance letter at a later stage! We kindly ask you to upload the request for acceptance at the university in the application form in the meantime!

How are the rooms allocated?

The OeAD-Housing Office allocates, under consideration of the purpose of the association, vacant residence places preferentially to international scholarship holders and exchange students at Austrian universities and colleges as well as other educational institutions and recognised private universities in Austria.
In order to ensure the reaching of full capacity, the OeAD-Housing Office will also allocate vacant residence places to Austrian scholarship holders and students at Austrian universities and colleges as well as other educational institutions and recognised private universities in Austria.
In accordance with §5b StudHG (Studentenheimgesetz, “student residence law”), the OeAD-Housing Office can also conclude short term guest contracts. Guest contracts can also be concluded with persons who are not students. For these persons, a higher accommodation fee may be set.
The registration for and allocation of residence places takes place according to the general terms and conditions of the OeAD-Housing Office. The OeAD-Housing Office concludes residence contracts with the residents for the duration of the accommodation in accordance with §5 StudHG.

I am Austrian and I would like to apply for an accommodation. Is this possible?

Definitely! We primarily accommodate international students, however we do want to convey the feeling of internationality to austrian citizenship holders. Apply now to experience the diverse culture of different nations!

Which accommodation do you offer?

We are convinced that we have an appropriate accommodation for you. You can find an overview of our accommodations along with detailed descriptions, prices, sample pictures and sample floor plans in the menu item Accommodation.
ATTENTION: Please note that the number of places does NOT show the actual available accommodations!

Is there a guarantee for each person who applies to get an accommodation?

Booking follows the first-come, first-serve principle. After we have received the application form and once the application fee has reached our account, we can continue to deal with your application. If an accommodation is available, you will receive a legally binding offer. In case we cannot find an accommodation for you at all, you will receive a refund of the application fee.

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