Accommodation Office

The Accommodation Office supports international exchange students and degree students in search for accommodation.

International students can request for support in renting, housing, searching for a flat/room in and nearby Hamburg.

International students can apply for 2 basic services:

  • freshmen rooms in one of the student residence halls of our partner Studierendenwerk Hamburg
  • private accommodation service (locals offering rooms directly to us)

Application period for the winter semester 2020
27th April until 15th June 2020

More information about accommodation in Hamburg and hints for your search, you can find in our brochure Accommodation_Brochure (4,63 MB)


Who can apply for the Accommodation Office services?

Exchange students from partner universities

Yes
International Bachelor Degree Students and International Master Degree StudentsYes
Guest reseacherYes

PHD-students

No

Guest students, research students or Free-mover

No

Freshmen Rooms

In cooperation with Studierendenwerk Hamburg, the Accommodation Office offers prospective international students a limited number of rooms in one of the student residence halls in Hamburg for one or two semesters.

The application for a Freshmen Room is through our portal Mobility Online.


What are Freshmen Rooms?

  • Freshmen rooms are fully furnished single rooms in apartment units of 2-6 students, with a shared kitchen and bathroom.
  • The monthly rent of a freshmen room is 325 €, including all running costs and additional charges. 
  • The rental period is limited to a maximum of 12 months. (i.e. 2 semesters, always starting in September).
    If you would like to rent from the summer semester onwards, you can only rent the freshmen room from April until the end of August.
    If you started renting your freshmen room in winter semester for 1 semester and you would like to extend your contract for the following summer semester, please contact the Accommodation Office.

Please note, that there is a high number of applications for a Freshmen Room in one of the student residence halls every year. Therefore we recommend you to apply as early as possible!

Private Accommodation

If you won't get a Freshmen Room, the Accommodation Office can help you in finding private accommodation.

For private accommodation, you apply through our portal Mobility Online.

Please note, that rooms are rare because of the housing shortage in Hamburg. The rent for a room depends on the district, furnished or not, shared kitchen and bathroom or not. Actually, the rent per month is between €300 and €500.

Note:
The Accommodation Office is no agency
and can only offer a limited number of private accommodation. For this reason, we recommend you to search for a room by yourself, too. More information about how to find a room in Hamburg, you can find in our brochure.

Online application for Freshmen Rooms & Private Accommodation

Note: Prospective international students of TUHH can only apply for a room in a student residence hall of the Studierendenwerk through the Accommodation Office during the application period.

Online-application for prospective, nominated EXCHANGE students

  1. If you are already registered as a user in Mobility-Online and have already applied as an Erasmus or overseas exchange student for the upcoming semester,

    1. please follow this link to fill out and send the Online-form for the accommodation application. Please use the same email address as you sent us for the first application in Mobility-Online!

    2. you will receive an email with information where you have to re-login to Mobility-Online. Use the link provided in the email and use the same username and password for login.

    3. In Mobility-Online on the left side menu, under "My Application Data", click "Selection of the used application". You'll see your exchange student application and your accommodation office application.

    4. Put a check mark behind the accommodation application and click the button "select application".

    5. You'll see the workflow for your accommodation application. Please complete all required steps to complete your accommodation application.

  2. If you are not registered in Mobility-Online,

    1. please follow this link to fill out and send the Online-form for the accommodation application.

    2. You will receive an email asking you to register as a user in Mobility-Online.

    3. Follow the link provided in the email, choose a user name and password to register as a user.

    4. You will receive a registration confirmation with a different link to access your accommodation application in Mobility-Online.

    5. Follow the new link to re-login to Mobility-Online in order to complete your accommodation application.

    6. On the left side menu, under "My Application Data", click "Selection of the used application". You'll see your accommodation office application in the centre field. Click on the application to see the workflow for your application - with all still open steps.

    7. Please complete all required steps to complete your application.

Online-application for prospective, international BACHELOR & MASTER students

  1. Please follow this link to fill out and send the Online-form for the accommodation application. This is the first step of your online application for the accommodation office services.

  2. You will receive an email asking you to register as a user in Mobility-Online.

  3. Follow the link provided in the email, choose a user name and password to register as a user.

  4. You will receive a registration confirmation with a different link to access your application in Mobility-Online.

  5. Follow the new link to re-login to Mobility-Online in order to complete your application.

  6. On the left side menu, under "My Application Data", click "Selection of the used application". You'll see your accommodation office application in the centre field. Click on the application to see the workflow for your application.

  7. Please complete all required steps to complete your application for accommodation.