Student accommodation is the cheapest form of housing for students. The Studentenwerke offer around 181,000 places in student accommodation all over Germany.
The possibilities are varied and range from simple rooms to flats for couples, for students with children and also for students with disabilities.
The facilities of such housing differ, but in general they are of a good standard.
There are often communal rooms such as cafés, cellars for bicycles are almost always available and mostly washing machines are provided, too. An increasing number of Studentenwerke also offer cheap internet access.
In some Studentenwerke tutors are available in student accommodation to help international students. They are there to advise and support international students at the beginning of their stay in Germany.
The Studentenwerke offer different types of housing within student accommodation. Besides furnished rooms they also have unfurnished housing. Furnished rooms are mostly equipped with a writing desk, a bed, a wardrobe and shelving. Pillows, blankets, bedding and towels are not provided. In some Studentenwerke, however, these can be bought or even rented.
The rents in student accommodation depend on the furnishing, location and size of the room. Rents also vary according to the location of the university, but on the whole student accommodation is the cheapest form of housing for students!
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If you would like to register for a room or an apartment in student accommodation you should contact your local Studentenwerk directly! Your contact at the Studentenwerk is the housing administration.
On the website of the Studentenwerke you will find actual offers of accommodation, registration deadlines and procedures. They also offer other services on the subject of housing, among other things online forms for registration, information on student accommodation, photos and site plans.