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Housing and Student Life


Trier University has wonderful housing arrangements and student life opportunities for exchange students from Webster and all over the world. The university has a section of their web site especially dedicated to exchange students that has a range of information and will help you as your plan for your time in Trier.  



The Trier University's International Office (Akademisches Auslandsamt - AAA) arranges rooms in halls of residence. The rent is between 250-300 EURO per month. Plus there is a one-time room deposit of 400 EURO. When applying for accommodation personal wishes (e.g. specific hall of residence or the form of accommodation, a single apartment or a double apartment, etc.)  can be indicated.The AAA tries to account for such wishes, however, cannot guarantee that they will be met. Exchange students will receive only one accommodation offer from the AAA. Alternatively students can look for accommodation on the private housing market. However, if and when students accept the AAA-offer until the deadline set by the AAA that decision is binding


The application for housing (as well as the registration for the orientation program) can be complete through the Trier online application portal. For more information on housing at Trier, please visit the Trier Accommodation web page.

Social Contribution

Payment of the Social Fee/TUNIKA is required by the university. This social Fee/TUNIKA is not a tuition fee; it is a contribution for the student administration, regulated by statute and has to be payed by all German and foreign students. At present the contribution is about 270 Euro per semester. Payment entitles students to free use of public transport in Trier as well as trains to Koblenz, Saarbrücken and some more places.

Student Life

Every year, Trier University receives more than 1,500 foreign students. It is a destination that is highly sought after and highly valued by international students owing to its academic prestige and its privileged location in a setting such as that of the Moselle valley.


Through the AAA, students will get all the information and support they need to complete the legal and academic paperwork and to carry out all essential paperwork, such as opening a bank account.

Foreign students will also have a wide variety of cultural, sporting and leisure activities available to them promoted by the University or student associations. Currently, all students can participate in the following activities: film cycles, theme days, excursions, cultural events, and attendance at sports events, among others.


Each semester, the student initiative “Internationales Zentrum” (IZ) offers international students an intercultural mentoring program as well as advice and guidance. The IZ is not only there to help with all aspects of studies, but also organizes a varied program of social and cultural activities. This extensive program is rounded off by several day excursions and one short-break excursion per semester to a variety of German and European destinations. 

A comprehensive choice of sports, cultural and leisure activities complements the academic programs.