Accommodation in Vienna

Address Registration

It is mandatory to register yourself in Vienna with the local authorities. You have to fill in this form (German) and submit it in person in one of the Residence Registration Service Centers. For an English translation of the form please click here.

Student Housing

Austria does not have a tradition of on-campus accommodation. Students in Austria typically either live in dormitories or in private accommodation.

CEU provides accommodation in OeAD Guesthouses:Sechshauser straßeSimmeringer Hauptstraße, Housing Vienna (Base11 and Donaubase) and in shared apartments (Zoom Entertainment) for master’s students whose financial aid includes housing.  Bachelor’s students on a fee-paying basis will stay in the OeAD Guesthouse Simmeringer Hauptstraße.

Housing arrangements for BA students

BA students are housed in the OeAD-Guesthouse Simmeringer Hauptstraße managed by OEAD. Accommodation at the OeAD Guesthouse Simmeringer Haupstrasse is mandatory for students during the first year of their studies.

Students will be staying in living units, which usually contain two or three single rooms (12-17 square meters) and some common areas. Each living unit includes a shared bathroom, toilet and kitchenette. Free Wi-Fi, cleaning services, kitchenware for each student (dishes, cutlery and cookware), a TV port, a landline phone and bedding (blanket, pillow and bed linen) come with each room. The cost of utilities is also included in the rental fee. The dormitory includes laundry facilities (for a small fee), bicycle storage, a communal area and a gym. It is conveniently located in Vienna’s 11th district, a one-minute walk from the closest metro station, a 15-minute tram ride from the CEU campus and a 10-minute metro ride from the city center.

How to reserve your accommodation: When booking your accommodation at the Simmeringer Hauptstrasse Guesthouse, please choose "Central European University – BA" under the study details question. You might also be requested to upload your CEU acceptance offer. Start reserving your accommodation here. Please click here for detailed instructions on how to fill in the form.

Housing arrangements for master's and PhD students

CEU provides accommodation in OeAD Guesthouses: Sechshauser straßeSimmeringer Hauptstraße and in shared apartments (Zoom Entertainment) for master's students whose financial aid award includes housing. Students eligible for housing should not contact OeAD Student Housing and Zoom apartments directly, CEU makes housing arrangements for them.

MA and PhD students who have not been offered housing as part of their financial aid award should arrange their own accommodation. 

The Student Hotel

"The Student Hotel" in Vienna offers special CEU prices and has the highest quality of rooms and services. Please click here for more information and the CEU Promo Code.


SMARTments are single apartments for students. Please click here to check the special offer for CEU students.

For more housing providers and useful information, please click here.

For information about living in Vienna please click here. Please note that some of the information provided here is only relevant for students staying in OeAD student housing (picking up keys, leaving procedure, etc.). 

Vienna offers student dormitories for various needs and preferences. You can find a list of dormitories/housing providers below if you would like to explore other possibilities. Please note that some dormitories might request your CEU acceptance offer when applying for a room. 

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