Probleme Internationaler Studierender

The search for accommodation was exhausting and discriminatory. After a few interviews with flatmates, I wondered if my ethnicity had anything to do with the rejection I received. In one funny case, a woman who was temporarily renting out her son’s room told me that it wouldn’t work between us because our zodiac signs didn’t match. I also felt very uncomfortable sending all the required documents with all my details to strangers, only to be turned down immediately. When looking for a place through companies (real estate companies) I was asked to provide a guarantor in addition to Schufa-Auskunft, Einkommennachweis etc. which was a difficult thing to do as my family is not in Germany, and asking friends for their personal documents was difficult. I applied (contacted) about 43 people asking for rental accommodation before I got lucky.