The number of students in Germany reached a new record level of approx. 2.8m in the 2016/17 winter semester. The number of foreign students grew more rapidly than the domestic total.
However, there is an end to the growth in sight. Almost a third of the 60 largest university cities registered stagnating or falling student numbers last year.
Nevertheless, there remains an undersupply of student housing in almost all cities. The provision rate is approx. 11%.
Source : Savills