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Note: Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, we ask you to refrain from making binding reservations as travel restrictions can be in place and change quickly. Please consider this when making travel arrangements – always check the cancellation policy when booking your flight and accommodation!

Exchange students arriving in Vienna have several options to choose from when booking housing for their stay. These options include but are not limited to:

Regardless of which accommodation you book, please note that you are responsible for taking the appropriate steps to reserve and secure your own housing. You will find further information about the options below. Please keep in mind that these housing organizations are independent from WU. Therefore, we have no influence on contracts and on terms and conditions. Please make yourself familiar with contract details before choosing an accomodation.

Join our Facebook group WU Incoming & Outgoing Exchange Students where you can get in touch with both fellow incoming and WU outgoing exchange students and discuss your housing options.

Student residence halls

OeAD Housing

Typically, WU incoming exchange students book with OeAD Housing. You can find a list of their residence halls in the table below. Students, who would like to make use of this offer, need to register through the OeAD website.

Booking procedure:

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  • Rooms are allocated by the OeAD-Housing Office on the first come, first served principle.

  • The minimum rental period for a room in a residency hall is a whole semester. In the winter semester, from October to the end of January. In the summer semester, from March to the end of June. It is possible to extend but not to shorten the rental period.

  • During the booking process, you have to upload a copy of your travel document (passport) and your Letter of Acceptance or a screenshot of your welcome email.

  • At the end of the application form, you need to accept OeAD’s general terms and conditions. Read them carefully as they contain information regarding rental period and cancelation policies.

  • When booking with OeAD, additional costs apply for the application process, the deposit, the cleaning fee, and the booking fee.

  • After submitting your application, OeAD will send you an offer of accommodation. If OeAD cannot offer you a room, you will receive a full refund of the application fee.

  • As soon as you have received an offer of accommodation, you can confirm it by transferring the security deposit to the account indicated by OeAD. Further details will be sent to you along with the offer. The deposit will be returned to you at the end of your stay minus a cleaning fee as well as any fees associated with damage to the room.

  • Only with a receipt of your deposit, your offer of accommodation will be fully confirmed. Usually, the offer is valid for two weeks. If you do not confirm within two weeks, the offer will expire.


For more information, please see OeAD’s website and OeAD's FAQs. If you have questions, please send an email to

The following residence halls have rooms for incoming exchange students in the summer semester 2021:

OeAD-Guesthouse Kandlgasse
Categories A (single room in a living community - bathroom/toilet, kitchenette in the living community) & D (single apartments)
OeAD-Guesthouse Molkereistraße
Categories A (single room in a living community - bathroom/toilet, kitchenette in the living community) & D (single apartments)
OeAD-Guesthouse Gasgasse
Categories A+ (single room in a living community - bathroom/toilet private, kitchenette in the living community) & D (single apartments)
OeAD-Guesthouse Tigergasse
Category A (single room in a living community - bathroom/toilet, kitchenette in the living community) & H (double room)
OeAD-Apartment Obermüllnerstraße
Category J (double room, kitchenette)
PopUp dorms:
Category A  (single room in a living community - bathroom/toilet, kitchenette in the living community)
Category A (single room in a living community - bathroom/toilet, kitchenette in the living community) & H (double room)

Further student residence providers

Please note that these are third-party/commercial websites and that we provide the information below to help you to choose the best suitable accommodation. We try to keep this page as up to date as possible, but please review the exact terms and conditions of your final choice, as changes may have been made since the last update.

The Student Hotel Vienna

  • Rooms start from approximately €573 per month

  • Prices vary and depend on availability as well as on overall demand

  • Check out their website


Campus Studios (Akademikerhilfe)

  • Long and short term contracts

  • Single and double studios from €505 per month

  • Check out their website


Linked Living Apartments

  • Minimum stay of 6 months

  • Apartments from €599 per month
    Please note: You will need to provide proof of sufficient funds (three months' rent)!

  • Check out their website



  • Two different locations each a 5 minute walk from WU campus

  • Apartments from €619 per month

  • Please see their website for details



  • Minimum stay of 2 months

  • Apartments from €870 per month

  • Check out their website


Private accommodation - Housing Anywhere

We partnered up with HousingAnywhere, the international booking platform, to provide additional accommodation options for International students. HousingAnywhere has specialized in helping international students find and book their new room abroad and is doing that for over 150 universities worldwide.

Students of WU are entitled to Priority Access to HousingAnywhere and the rooms available on the platform. You can sign up for this service here.

Have a look at the available accommodation in Vienna. To learn more about the city and the different neighborhoods, we recommend that you check HousingAnywhere’s dedicated city guide for Vienna.

Tip: If your move into accommodation before September 30, 2020, HousingAnywhere will waive your booking fee!

Video HousingAnywhere: how to book

HousingAnywhere: how to book