Studying in Wismar
Wismar is a UNESCO world cultural heritage site. It is here that old architectural structures in brickwork of the Hanseatic town meet contemporary design, incorporated in harmonious fashion. A backdrop symptomatically embodying the spirit of the town.
Wherever you are, you can sense the manner in which tradition and the spirit of the time come together as one. Wismar is a vibrant and bustling town whose liveliness is also contributed to, not least, by the students of the University, who leave their mark here and provide fresh impetus. This is the distinguishing feature of a Hanseatic town: the ability to preserve established structures and to be receptive to new things.
Virtually all of the laboratories and facilities of the University of Wismar are located on the Wismar Campus.
Town & people
Wismar is located right by the Baltic Sea in the northwesterly corner of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. In addition to its certificate as a world cultural heritage site of UNESCO, the harbour town also boasts good infrastructure. This means favourably priced accommodation amongst a shopping zone, brick churches and the Campus. Besides cosy cafés, Wismar also offers opportunities for cinema, student pubs, water sports and much, much more – a maritime atmosphere with great scope for creativity, exchange and discussion.
Recreation & sport
Sport, music, art, culture, parties and festivals. Wismar may not be a metropolis, but it certainly offers a wide and colourful range of possibilties for making meaningful use of your leisure time, depending on your preferences.
There are two very inexpensive options for housing in Wismar.
Studentenwerk Rostock (Student Services Rostock) offers furnished rooms in several modernly furnished residential homes in Wismar. There, you share kitchen and bathroom facilities with other students. These rooms have a one-semester rent contract. For many international students, this is the first and easiest choice. You can make arrangements prior to your arrival. Simply contact the Studierendenwerk Rostock-Wismar.
Shared apartments – Wohngemeinschaften (WGs)
Often students share a flat and form a so-called Wohngemeinschaft, or WG (shared apartments). The rent for each flatmate is very reasonable. On several webpages you can find offers for available rooms (also furnished). If you are not able to arrange for housing until after your arrival, the staff of the International Office will be glad to assist you. Monthly rent in a WG can range from 170 to 230 euros. Sometimes extra fees are charged for electricity, heating, etc. Make sure to ask about these in advance.
Wismar & Rostock/Warnemünde cater to the needs of holidaymakers, day trippers and people on business trips alike. Depending on your budget and the degree of comfort you require, there is a wide range of accommodation to choose from. Youth hostels and other hostels are popular among younger travellers. In a large number of guest houses, the owners attach great importance to looking after their guests with a warm, personal touch. The range of accommodation available is completed by hotels of all categories.
It is definitely advisable to make reservations in good time in the peak season, as well as at Easter, Whitsun or during the Christmas holidays.