Living in Vechta

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The International Office offers a Room Database for international exchange students. In the Room Database you can find furnished rooms in dorms or from private providers. After the deadline for applications has run out, you will get access to the Room Database.

Please take the following into the consideration: the Room Database is a service by the International Office and does not guarantee a accommodation service!!  You are not assigned a room. You have to apply for your desired room and contact the landlord or landlady yourself. The tenancy agreement is signed between you and the landlord or landlady.

If you do not find a room in the Room Database you like, you are free to search for a room yourself.

You can find a private Accomodation Bureau in the Oldenburgische Volkszeitung (Information on Opens external link in new ), at the Asta (Information on Opens external link in new ) or from a real estate agent. You can use the following websites for looking for a room: Opens external link in new window, as well as the Facebook Groups "Wohnungen Kreis Vechta" and "Flohmarkt Vechta".

If you want to apply for a dorm room without using the Room Database you can apply directly at the dorm. Especially in the winter semester you should apply as early as possible because there might be a waiting period. For further information about the doorms please click Opens internal link in current windowhere.

Useful tips about living in a dorm can be found in this Initiates file downloadDorm Dictionary (Dictionary translated into Chinese and English, PDF 2.17 MB).




Living Expenses

At the moment rent is between 170 € - ca. 350€ per month. With 200€ for rent your living expenses would be about 675 €.

In the following list you can find the monthly costs you will have during your stay at the University of Vechta. It should help you with your budgeting.

The following numbers are only guidelines and might differ depending on your personal needs.



Dorm Room (including Heating, Electricity, Water)€ 200,-
Food€ 180,-
Clothing€ 50,-
Health and Liability Insurance€ 100,-
Course Documents€ 60,-
Telephone and Internet€ 55,-
Leisure Time and Sports€ 50,-
Public Transport (Student Ticket)€ 00,-


€ 695,-

Additional to that you have to pay a one-off semester fee of 246€ per semester. Please note that the semester fee can change from semester to semester. They have to be paid again every new semester and serve as a re-registration for students. The costs for the student ticket are included in the semester fee.

On the following external websites you can find general Information on living expenses in Germany: Opens external link in new windowGerman or Opens external link in new windowEnglish.

In Germany, international students (non-EU) can work for 120 full-days or 240 half-days per year without a work permit. Please be aware of the fact that you cannot finance a whole year with that.

Funding Options

Our funding options are limited to our existing cooperation programs. Please contact us as soon as possible: Opens window for sending .

You can have a look in the German Academic Exchange Service's (DAAD) Opens external link in new windowScholarship-Database if there are scholarships that suit you (you can find the application there as well). You have to apply at a DAAD Office or a Germany embassy in your home country. 

For further information you can visit Opens external link in new windowScholarshipportals . They offer a lot of information about scholarships and financial help.

Last revision: 2021-02-09 · Print page

Contact Persons

Laura Heinz & Dr. Frauke Schumacher

Contact Persons for International Students


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Fon: +49. (0) 4441.15-

- 437 (F. Schumacher)
- 462 (L. Heinz)

Fax +49. (0) 4441.15 67613 

Office Hours:

Tuesday       10:00 - 11:00 Uhr
Wednesday  14:00 - 15:00 Uhr
Thursday      10:00 - 11:00 Uhr

and by arrangement.