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First-year undergraduate students:
A shared living space is inevitable for the cultivation of future academic and personal relationships. First-year undergraduate students are mandatorily accommodated in ZOOM housing where they are assisted in adapting to college and city life, and easily find their place in CEU's student community.
Please find more information about the houses here:
There are, however, exceptions from this rule: if you are an undergraduate with a registered address in Austria/Vienna older than 4 months or have special accommodation needs, we support you in your individual plan. Please write us your requests on email@example.com.
ZOOM Entertainment offers shared living spaces in studio apartments with bathrooms and kitchens shared by up to six students. The apartments are situated in Vienna’s fifth district, a lovely and frequented area of the city only a couple of minutes away from the heart of Vienna.
All first year BAs are housed in shared rooms but if students have a legitimate reason (e.g., special medical condition) for requesting a single room we assist their needs. Your help at hand will be provided by our resident life assistant, Dora Wohner, who lives just around the corner.
If you are a first-year BA student, please fill out the following questionnaire to help us in creating the most comfortable atmosphere for you: CEU BA Flat Mate Questionnaire 2021/2022
Advanced undergraduate and graduate students:
CEU works in partnership with three housing providers: OeAD Student Housing, ZOOM Entertainment, and The Student Hotel (TSH). They all provide flexible services to suit needs and best accommodate the CEU student community.
Please find more information about the providers here:
More on TSH terms and conditions here.
Although choosing one of our housing providers is not obligatory for graduates and advanced undergraduates, we advise you to take advantage of CEU's partnerships to strengthen our community, take active part in college experience, and have help at hand if needed. Be it any hardships, conflicts or additional needs regarding accommodation, you can always turn to the Student Center staff via firstname.lastname@example.org, who are in regular contact with the providers.
Students who choose different housing options are offered help if encountering hardships in finding apartments, bureaucratic matters, and other cases such as looking for flat mates.
We highly recommend searching through Vienna’s student housing providers:
Modern architecture and equipment in Vienna’s brand-new block with a rooftop scenery, cinema, gym and many more: TrIIIple - Exclusive Brand New Apartments in Vienna- Linked-Living.com (linked-living.com)
Cleverly furnished single apartments with good connections to the city center and an all-inclusive rent: https://www.smartments-student.de/en/
Design apartments, cozy student rooms, and shared flats with full equipment, all-inclusive rent, and recreational facilities: https://www.stuwo.at/en/
Low-cost living at one of Austria’s most experienced accommodation providers with shared and single rooms: https://www.oejab.at/en/students/dormitories?city=wien
Fully furnished shared spaces, studio apartments, and private flats at an affordable price with repairing services: https://www.home4students.at/en/
Not merely a place to live, but the cradle of community. Recreational facilities in music, study, and party rooms, saunas and common areas. Elect your representative to have a say in the development of your living space: https://www.wihast.at/en/
In addition, there is always the option of renting a flat on your own. If you choose this option, you should pay special attention to Austrian norms of housing incl. rental agreement and special obligations. Students who choose accommodation other than CEU partners are also offered help if encountering hardships.
Please find the general do’s, don’ts and FAQs for Austrian rental contracts:
a German residence agreement:
and a link to the registration slip together with an English sample below:
In case you would like to move to Vienna with your family, please be reminded of CEU’s family support including an introduction to the Austrian education system for children, housing options and financial aid.
IMPORTANT Information for Third-Country Nationals:
- If you rent a flat with one rental contract together with a group of friends, you need to prove to MA 35 that you can pay the whole amount of your monthly rent, not only your quota. This is to avoid trouble if someone backs out of the common contract.
- You need a proof of accommodation from your landlord for the whole duration of your stay.
- Please be aware that the issuing of your certificate/ proof of accommodation might take up to two weeks.
- Please ask your landlord to sign your registration slip (Meldezettel) which you can download online. This is a crucial document for your residence permit application. Please note that a subtenant is not entitled to sign your registration slip. Please find an English sample here: englishsamplemeldezettel.pdf
- Good News! Your rental contract can serve as your proof of accommodation for MA 35. Nevertheless, it should contain information about your monthly rent and the whole duration of your stay.
- If you find permanent accommodation at a family member or friend, they can also provide you with a certificate of accommodation.
Address registration process in Vienna
Address registration is important for all who arrive and settle in Vienna. You have to register you address within three working days with a registration slip (Meldezettel). Upon your arrival, you will receive a signed address registration slip from your housing provider. On this slip, you have to fill in the details in the section called “Anmeldung” and submit the form to any municipal office (Meldeservicestelle) in person or via email.
IMPORTANT: If you arrange accommodation, outside of CEU partnerships it is possible that you won’t be provided with a registration slip by your landlord. In this case, please find the form here. After receiving the municipal office’s confirmation of your registration, please send it to email@example.com for recording purposes.
If you wish to change your address or move from Vienna for a longer term you have to re-register (Ummeldung) or de-register (Abmeldung) your address within three working days. For both, you need the same address registration slip (Meldezettel) as for the registration of your initial address, only the sections headed as “Ummeldung” or “Abmeldung”. After filling in your details, submit the form to any municipal office (Meldeservicestelle), in person or via email, and please send the confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org for recording purposes. You can find more information about the registration process in Vienna here.
Students are advised to contact first the CEU Residence Center for affordable and safe housing facility in Budapest. The dormitory operating a 24-hour reception service, includes computer labs and a sport center with swimming pool, sauna and fitness room. The Center features comfortable, furnished, air-conditioned, non-smoking rooms with private bathroom.
CEU Residence and Conference Center (Budapest)
The CEU Residence Center is a modern residence complex in the 10th district of Budapest – an easy distance to the buzz of the city center.
All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom. Bed linen is provided, but no towels and toiletries. Wireless Internet access is available in the entire Residence Center.
The Center is run as a hotel-type service and students can find many other facilities such as:
- a cafeteria and a bar
- a pub
- a sports center with swimming pool, sauna and fitness room
- basketball/football court, tennis court
On every floor there is a TV lounge with a stove, coffee machine, a microwave oven, grill oven, kettle and refrigerators, as well as a small kitchen (kitchen utensils are not provided). There is a laundry with washing machines and dryers in the basement. The building includes a conference center with meeting rooms (up to 350 participants seated), catering service, technical equipment and accommodation on a space-availability basis.
The Residence Center is located in a safe area and the CEU campus in the center of Budapest can easily be reached within 45 minutes by public transportation.
In case there is no availability in the CEU Residence Center, you may consider small studio apartments/private rooms.
Please note that CEU cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of these websites and is not responsible for the content either.
Address registration process in Budapest
According to Hungarian law all international students must fulfill all requirements for residency in Hungary: failure to do so will result in the termination of enrollment at CEU.
One important aspect of the residence application process is that all international CEU students are by law required to register their accommodation at the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing (previously Immigration and Asylum Office).
Students from non-EEA countries must complete the "Accommodation Reporting Form for Third Country Nationals", whereas EEA students are required to fill out the "Datasheet for the Issuance of Registration Certificate".
In case of any address change, students should follow the instructions on this page.
Please note that it is highly recommended to contact the Student Center for further assistance before you start any visa procedure.