Housing

Finding an apartment in Frankfurt can be a challenge, but we will be happy to assist you in the process.

Warning:
There are scammers in the real estate market! It is not advisable to sign a lease before having seen the apartment/room. In cases where this is not possible (e.g., if you wish to organize accommodation before arriving), make sure to carefully review your lease before signing and do some research on the real estate agent. If you are unsure about a particular situation or a lease, you should contact us before proceeding. Please be particularly cautious when asked to transfer money.

Please note that in Germany you need to provide a completed certificate of residence (Wohnungsgeberbestätigung) signed by your landlord in order to register your residence registration (Meldebescheinigung) at the citizens’ office (Bürgeramt).

If you have questions regarding where and how you can find an apartment or need help with explanations of housing ads, you are welcome to contact us. io@ae.mpg.de

List of abbreviations for the accommodation search

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