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Are you looking for an affordable room or apartment for your study stay in Berlin? At studierendenWERK BERLIN, we’re certain to have the right thing for you. To begin with, take a look at our overview of the student residencies we offer. You can then apply. We only accept applications via the website!
Here you can search for apartments or rooms in shared flats (especially) in Berlin
Here you can offer own dwellings.
The website of the federal capital city can help you find a suitable place to live.
An overview of what’s available from Berlin’s housebuilding companies can be found at: www.studiwohnen.berlin
Here we offer you – subject to the legal and content-related responsibilities of studierendenWERK BERLIN – the option of clicking through offers from various other websites with property listings.
These offers are aimed especially at students who are looking for suitable places to live in and outside of Berlin.
Websites on which you can offer and book accommodation across Europe and the world.
We are grateful for tips and advice on other interesting locations. Please let us know.
Students from universities in Berlin, Potsdam and at Wildau Technical University of Applied Sciences are offered furnished places to live, close to the universities, at the Student Villages in Schlachtensee and Adlershof.
Can I sublet my flat?
Yes, with permission of the student residence administration, you can sublet to another Berlin student for a maximum of one semester.
Where can I get advice?
At the InfoPoints of the Studierendenwerk Berlin or in from the student residence administrations at Franz-Mehring-Platz, Siegmunds Hof and Sewanstraße.
What am I required to have for my application?
Notice of admission or an enrolment certificate from a Berlin university and the proof of payment of semester contributions.
How do I apply properly, from both inside and outside of Germany?
Since 1 July 2011, applying has been possible through the student residence website only. Please get informed about the residential complexes and living models on these websites. All compulsory fields must be completed in the application form. Please provide your notice of admission, your enrolment certificate or the “Declaration of acceptance a place at university”, a valid receipt from payment of your semester contributions and your ID card or passport. These documents are then uploaded in scanned form. The scanned documents must not exceed 500KB per document.
How do I apply for an flat with my family?
Again, please use the student residence website. In the online student residence application, it is imperative to enter information about your civil status, the name of your spouse and, if necessary, the number children you have. With this information, we can offer you a suitable living space.
How do I apply for an flat with a friend/with friends?
Initially, only one member of the future shared residence applies via the student residence website. The number of additional co-applicants must be indicated on the application form. An “application cover letter” will then be sent by email. This is where the full procedure will be explained in detail. Note: all co-applicants must have residency entitlement according to the guidelines for rental of student housing.
When should I apply?
As soon as the notice of admission or enrolment certificate is available and the semester fees have been paid.
Under which conditions does an application expire?
If you do not have a rental contract, you will receive an email asking if you are still interested in a place of residence. You will get this 90 days after receipt of your application. If you answer the question with “yes”, you remain on the waiting list (for a maximum two years) and will receive the next mail 90 days later. If you do not reply within 7 days, your application will expire.
Students of state universities of the State of Berlin as well as students of state-recognised private universities in the State of Berlin who pay contributions to the studierendenWERK BERLIN.
Tenants are obliged to prove the continuation of their residence eligibility – without being asked to do so – by 15 April and 15 October of each year. They must do this by submitting a semester certificate valid for the current course of studies.
Evidence of a valid semester certificate – which must state how many semesters you have been studying for – can be provided online via our student residence website.
Do I have to pay a deposit?
Yes. This amounts to 1.5 times the monthly rent.
Are there rooms or apartments for students with children?
Yes, in some residential complexes, places are available for students with children. The Fraunhoferstraße student residence is specifically designed to meet the needs of students with children.
Are there special childcare facilities for students with children?
Yes, studierendenWERK BERLIN has several kindergartens close to the university.
How long am I bound to the rental agreement?
In compliance with the contract type, the minimum period of residence is three months.
Are there short-term rentals (days/weeks)?
What regulations apply regarding the Rundfunkbeitrag (called GEZ up until 2013) for students in the student residencies?
The Rundfunkbeitrag – contributions to German broadcast media – must be paid by the resident, i.e. every adult who actually lives there. Because delimitation problems are “pre-programmed”, all tenants who have a valid rental contract and are registered at the residence are counted as being occupants of the residency. More information can be found here.
To register with student residence website, you will need your application email address and a web password. The password will be sent to you one to two days after your application.
What can I do via the student residence website?
You can send us information, you current enrolment certificate, and other files. If you already live in one of our residencies, you can also look at your contract status, terminate your tenancy and do a lot more.
Why can I not log in?
Make sure that you have written your email address the same way it was written on the application. Make sure you are entering your password correctly.
Can I bring my pet with me?
No, having pets is prohibited according to the General Terms and Conditions (download).
Do I have to pay second-home tax?
Yes, according to the regulations of the State of Berlin.
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