Mannheim has a wonderful reputation as a city for students.
Compared to other major cities, Mannheim has a relatively low cost of living, with comparatively low rents. There is a flourishing market for shared apartments and student residents, and you can easily find offers about shared housing in the Facebook group of the University of Mannheim, among other social networks.
Compared to other major cities, life in Mannheim is inexpensive. In addition to the low cost of living, the city also benefits from comparatively low rents. They are only about half the level of prices in Stuttgart or Frankfurt and roughly correspond to the average rental costs across the whole of Baden-Württemberg.
In addition, the Metropolitan International School has a Boarding House located in Birkenau, 30 minutes outside of Mannheim, as well as flats at their Mannheim location. It is possible that there may be a room available during your stay. More details on the Boarding House can be found here.
To inquire about availability in either locations, you can reach out to the Boarding House Director here.