Before you come to Magdeburg there are things you might find useful to know. Here are a couple of things you should consider:
MDWi AG will guarantee you accommodation, which you stay at for your first 6 months, however after that it's up to you whether you would like to stay for a longer period or not, you can then arrange on your own to move to a different place.
Type of accommodation: Shared-Apartment, 3 bedrooms, shared kitchen and bathroom.
Furnished: Yes (bed, closet, desk and chair)
Rent: from €200-€220/month (incl. water, heating, electricity and internet)
Location: about 8 minutes away by tram from the university and 15 min away from your course
If you are looking for an accommodation on your own you should consider the price range, which starts from €175-€400/month, depending on location, type (single or shared) and number of rooms and their sizes.
Living in Magdeburg is considered to be much cheaper than other cities in Germany, especially considering the south. The German embassy requires students to have a blocked bank account prior to their arrival, with the amount of €7908 corresponding to €659/month, considered as a minimum amount to guarantee that you can finance yourself for the first year.
Here is an overview of standard expenses to be paid:
Health Insurance: about €80
Rent: depending on accommodation (please read above)
Leisure: €50 (varies from one person to another)
*All costs may vary depending on the actual situation, and differs from one person to another.