Accommodation Office

 

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

In Germany, public universities do not offer rooms in a student residence hall on the campus. Most universities have a partnership with Studierendenwerk, who is the owner of the public student residence halls in Germany. In cooperation with Studierendenwerk, the universities can offer a limited number of rooms in the student residence halls. Students, who do not rent a room in one of the student residence halls, rent a private room in a shared flat or rent a flat.

The Accommodation Office offers two services for international students:

  • Only for prospective international degree students of TUHH and exchange students from partner universities: Freshman Room in one of the student residence halls of our partner Studierendenwerk Hamburg and private housing (local citizens offer rooms directly to us).
  • For all international students of TUHH: help and support in finding private accommodation

Further information about how to find accommodation in Hamburg can be found in our brochure.

Due to the current situation of the global pandemic, the application period for rooms for Summer Semester 2021 will start on November 2, 2020.



Who can apply for the Accommodation Office services?

Exchange students from partner universities

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

PHD-students

No

Guest students, research students or Free-mover

No

Rooms

The application for a Room is through our portal Mobility Online. Please note, that only prospective international degree students and exchange students from partner universities can apply for rooms.


Freshman Rooms

  • In cooperation with our partner Studierendenwerk Hamburg, the Accommodation Office offers prospective international students a limited number of rooms in the student halls in Hamburg for one or two semesters.
  • Freshman rooms are fully furnished single rooms in apartment units of 2-6 students, with a shared kitchen and bathroom.
  • The monthly rent of a freshman room is 325 €, including all running costs and additional charges. Exceptions are possible. 
  • 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 freshman room from April until the end of August.

Private Rooms

  • Private Rooms are offered by locals directly to us.
  • Private Rooms are located in Hamburg and the surrounding area.
  • The rent per month depends on the district, furnished or not, shared kitchen and bathroom. The rent per month is between 350 € and 500 €.

Please note, that there is a high number of applications for rooms every year. Therefore, we can not give you any guarantee that we can offer you a room.

Help and Support in finding accommodation

In case that you have missed the application period for rooms, you can apply for help and support in finding accommodation. We will send you information about how to find accommodation in Hamburg. If there is any offer for private accommodation, we will contact you.

The Accommodation Office is no agency and can only offer a limited number of private accommodation. For this reason, we recommend you to hunt for a room by yourself, too.

Online application for Rooms

The only way for prospective international degree and exchange students to apply for a room in the student halls of Studierendenwerk Hamburg is 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 rooms application. Please use the same email address and your first name and your last name as you sent us for the application for your exchange studies at TUHH 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 rooms application.

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

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

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

    1. Please follow this link to fill out and send the Online-form for the rooms 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 rooms application in Mobility-Online.

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

    6. On the left side menu, under "My Application Data", click "Selection of the used application". You'll see your rooms 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 for rooms.

Online-application for prospective, international BACHELOR & MASTER students

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

Contact details

In Person
Aylin Kruse
Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 3, Building E, Room 0.055a

No personal office hours until further notice
On the Phone
Telephone: +49 40 42878-2707
By Email
accommodation(at)tuhh.de
By Post
TUHH, International Office,
Accommodation Office
Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 3
D-21073 Hamburg