Student Housing

CEU's student housing partner in Vienna is OeAD Student Housing. OeAD is the Austrian state agency for international mobility and cooperation in education, science and research.

CEU provides accommodation in OeAD Guesthouse Sechshauser straße and Simmeringer Hauptstraße for MA students whose financial aid award covers housing. Students eligible for housing should not contact OeAD Student Housing directly, CEU makes housing arrangements for them.

MA and PhD students who have not been offered housing as part of their financial aid package should arrange their own accommodation. MA and PhD students not in receipt of a financial aid package covering housing but who still wish to stay in OeAD student housing residences are advised to contact OeAD Student Housing directly with their reservation requests.

More about OeAD student housing residences:

Online application: (please indicate Central European University in the Study details section)

For more information about living in Vienna please click on the link below. Please note that some information provided here are relevant only for students staying in OeAD student housing residences (picking up keys, leaving procedure etc): Living in Vienna

Vienna offers student dormitories for various needs and preferences. Please find a list of dormitories/ housing providers below should you prefer to check other possibilities. Please note that some dormitories might request the CEU acceptance offer when applying for a room.

For useful information on housing providers for non-eligible students, please click here.

CEU cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of these websites and is not responsible for the content.

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During their time at CEU, most students will either stay at the CEU Residence Center or in rented apartments in the city. While some students receive accommodation at the CEU Residence Center as part of their financial aid offer, those who are not in receipt of accommodation may--dependent on availability--stay at the center on a fee-paying basis. Please send your request to

Students who have not requested or who have not been granted accommodation in the Residence Center should arrange their own housing; you may find some useful information and guidelines in the subsections below.