Accommodation & Housing

The "Studierendenwerk" (an organization providing social, financial and other support services for students in Germany) runs the majority of the dormitories in Bonn. The demand for these rooms is usually extremely high and available rooms are very limited.

For this reason, we support all international Master students in finding a room, i.e. we reserve dorm rooms for our incoming students through the Studierendenwerk Bonn. While this generally works out well and we received all rooms that we needed in the last years, there have been occasional shortages which is why we can unfortunately not guarantee that you will be allotted a room. In case of problems, we will inform you in time and support you in your search.

Please note that rooms can be reserved from the 1st of every month only. Even if you want to move in, say, on October 7, you will need to make your reservation from October 1st and pay rent for the entire month.

Additional Information:

Useful information regarding short-term accomodation, shared housing, student appartments and dorms run by other institutions can be found on the webpage of the University of Bonn's central International Office.

Application deadlines: July 31st (for move-in on October 1st) and August 31 (for move-in on November 1st), and so on.

You can apply for a room of the Studierendenwerk through us by:

  1. filling in our form;
  2. filling out (but only after you received an e-mail with additional information from us) this form of the Studierendenwerk
  3. following the next steps described in the e-mail, you will receive. We will give you detailed information about how to apply online and how to pay the deposit;
  4. paying a 900 euro deposit to reserve a room. The deposit will be refunded once you have signed the rental agreement and paid the first month's rent for your room to the Studierendenwerk. Note that reservations are binding.
  5. You can find an overview of the dormitories on Studierendenwerk's webpage.

Some words of warning:

Please note that neither you nor we can influence the probability that you will receive a room, as the Studierendenwerk is in charge of the allocation process;
You will be offered a room irrespective of your stated preferences and you will have to accept the assigned room (if you refuse it, we will refund your deposit but no longer be able to support you in finding accommodation). During the application process, you will be asked about your preferences and will have to name three – but this is for technical reasons only. The chances of receiving a room by applying directly to the Studierendenwerk and not through us, are not very high but you can still try. Their application form is here. For the above-mentioned reasons, please be prepared to also look for private accommodation on your own.

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