Living: in Cottbus and Senftenberg
BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg is a university with three locations on which numerous student dormitories are provided. Students can choose between different room types, such as one-room apartments, two-room apartments and shared housing, depending on the location and availability.
The Studentenwerk Frankfurt Oder rents rooms at four different locations in Cottbus and one location in Senftenberg:
- Universitätsstraße 1-16 (near main campus)
- Erich-Weinert-Straße 3-6 (near main campus)
- Potsdamer Straße 1-7 (around 17 minutes from main campus)
- Lipezker Straße 46 (near campus Sachsendorf)
- Großenhainer Straße 60 (near campus Senftenberg)
Other housing options in Cottbus are:
|T1 Campus Cottbus is located at Jamlitzer Straße 9/10 which is at the end of the BTU main campus. This guesthouse provides furnished single and double room apartments.|
|Guesthouse UNI-Service GmbH is located at Papitzer Straße 4, which is also at the end of the BTU main campus. This guesthouse provides furnished single and double rooms. A room can be booked for single nights as well as monthly.|
|GWC Cottbus offers 1 to 5 room apartments near university for special student rates. However, these apartments are often not furnished.|
|Prima Campus Cottbus is located at Karl-Marx-Straße 13 which is near the BTU main campus. The Prima Campus offers fully furnished shared housing as well as one room and two-room apartments, depending on the availability.|
|eG Wohnen offers furnished and partially furnished apartments in close proximity to campus.|
In Germany it is also very common for students to live alone or with friends. If three or more people share an apartment together, then in Germany that is called a "WG" (Wohngemeinschaft, or "shared flat"). When finding a room in a WG, the best choice is to check www.wg-gesucht.de.
Accommodation for the first nights
Try to plan your arrival in Cottbus so that you do not arrive late in the evening, on a Sunday, or on a holiday. We recommend this due to the fact that many stores do not stay open particularly late (closing time around 8 p.m.) and they, along with city administration offices, are closed on Sundays and holidays.
In case you do end up arriving a day too early or do not have an accommodation organised ahead of your arrival, you have the following accommodation options.