Because between 14-15% of the students at TU Dortmund are international students, most of them live in the student accommodations around campus.
There is many different dormitories, which are listed up here.
You can also see sketches of the rooms:
This is what a 2 people flat share could look like:
Some apartments and flats are also reserved for handicapped students.
I have marked down the student accomodations in my google map, look out for the blue lines:
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In difference to other big cities, living expenses are really low in Dortmund. In e.g. Düsseldorf, Köln or Bonn you easily pay double the prizes than you do here in Dortmund (that goes for drinks in the pubs etc. as well!). The student accommodations are very affordable: from 166 to 235€ you can get single apartments or a flat share of two, three of four people.
In difference to what e.g. American students will be used to, flat share in Germany means that everyone has there own room! You just share the kitchen and the bathroom. Even in the 4 people flat share you will mostly find two bathrooms, that only two people share those.
I live in the 'Dorf', which is one of the nicest student accommodations I have seen so far. It is like a little village - hence the name 'student village' - and very close to the University as well as the busses and trains. More Info about the old Studi I and the new Studi II.
Here you can get an impression of my area.
Every student accommodation has its own pub and meeting place.
Wednesday is PARTY!
(more about the parties in the student accomodations later)
Of course, you can also find them in the 'Dorf'.
From April onwards it's especially nice,
cause all the tiny, little, small, just-born rabbits are hopping around!
This is the morning before the students were up...
... and this is the morning after :D
This year me and friends opened the barbecue season on 3 January :D
Yes, students love to party, and if you want to meet new people, this is a good place to start.
Please go to the next post for more information.
entry by Anna Schmitter