Student Residences

Student halls of residence are an easy option when moving to a new city; they’re also a great way to make friends and contacts in a short time period.

An easy way is to apply to the Austrian Exchange Service (OEAD) for a place in a student residence.
The terms and conditions are available online
Please read them carefully and inform yourself about the registration procedure but also about the conditions for termination of the contract. The deadline for the winter semester 2017/18 is August 15, but the nice rooms might be booked out already in May.

To book a room in a student hall of residence- please contact the OeAD (Österreichischer Austausch Dienst - Austrian Exchange Service). Please note that the contract with the OeAD runs for at least one semester. Therefore, during this period you are able to switch places within the OeAD-homes (if there are free places) but you will not be able to move into private accommodation. When you move in you will have to pay a deposit for the room in addition to the deposit for the OeAD. You will get it back at the end of your stay providing the room is in the same condition as when you arrived.

OeAD-Wohnraumverwaltungs GmbH
Ebendorferstraße 7, 1010 Wien, Austria
Tel.: +43 1 53408 800, Fax: +43 1 / 53408 899
E-Mail: housing(at)

Student halls of residence can also be booked on wihast and akademikerhilfe.

Please note: Rooms in the student residences are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.

Currently we recommend to apply in April or May for next winter semester.

For applications submitted after August 15th for the winter semester and
January 15th for the summer semester there can be no guarantee that there are still free rooms available.


Register online at the OeAD website. As soon as you get the confirmation e-mail from OeAD pay your deposit of € 950 with bank transfer. Only then OeAD can make a room reservation for you.

You can choose between single and shared double rooms (see form). Just state your preference on the form. Prices start at € 335 for a shared double room, and between € 350 and € 670 for a single room/flat. Rooms can only be reserved for whole months (e.g. if you move in on 24th of October you have to pay for the complete month of October. The other option would be to move in and pay from 1st November and stay in a hostel in the meantime). Only in February and September are bookings for half a month possible.

To cover its costs, the OeAD housing service charges € 18 per month.

Please note:
If you wish to withdraw your reservation please inform the OeAD as soon as possible (no later than the receiving the email confirmation)!
If you decide not to come to BOKU Vienna, please notify the Center for International Relations.

List of student residences

Here is a list of student residences popular with BOKU students:

- base19
Gymnasiumstraße 85 | 1190 Wien

Kenyongasse 23-25 | 1070 Wien
Strozzigasse 6-8 | 1080 Wien
Strudlhofgasse 5 | 1090 Wien

- Akademikerhilfe
Michaelerstr. 11 | 1180 Wien (nur für Frauen)
Starkfriedgasse 15 | 1180 Wien
Pfeilgasse 1a/3a/4-6 | 1080 Wien
Muthgase 23 | 1190 Wien

- home4students
Döblinger Hauptstr. 55 | 1190 Wien
Neudeggergasse 21 | 1080 Wien

- OeAD
Sechshauser Straße 31 | 1150 Wien

- Wihast
Brigittenauer Lände 224 | 1200 Wien
Tendlergasse 12 | 1090 Wien
Hirschengasse 23 | 1060 Wien

Rooms in student residences can also be arranged by directly contacting one of the residence organisations listed above.

All student acommodation in Austria is listed on the website of the Students’ Union: