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Accommodation

The Accommodation and Student Welfare Office helps international students and guest researchers in searching for accommodation in Hamburg.

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

The Accommodation and Student Welfare Office offers the following service:

  • Prospective international degree students and international exchange students from partner universities: Freshman Rooms in selected student halls of our partner Studierendenwerk Hamburg and private housing (local citizens offer rooms directly to us)
  • All international students and guest researcher: Help in finding private housing. Please check the list for Private Housing Offers for Guest Researchers here.

We will organize Information Sessions on how to find accommodation online for all new international students. Please check the webpage of our Welcome Weeks for new international students for further details.

The application period for rooms for prospective international students and exchange students for the Winter Semester 2024 will be probably from 27 April until 15 June 2024.

More Information

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.

Due to the high number of applicants and the limited number of Freshman Rooms in the student halls of our partner Studierendenwerk Hamburg, we also offer rooms in private housing offered by locals.


Freshman Rooms

  • In cooperation with our partner Studierendenwerk Hamburg, the Accommodation and Student Welfare Office offers prospective international students a limited number of rooms in selected student halls in Hamburg for one or two semesters. Please note that Studierendenwerk Hamburg allocates the Freshman Rooms. You can not choose the student hall.
  • 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 between 350 € and 399 €. 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.

Rooms in Private Housing

  • Rooms in private housing are offered by locals directly to us.
  • The 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 €.
  • The rental period for private housing is usually flexible.

We recommend you to apply for both options to increase your chances to receive an offer for a room.

Further information and advices

International degree students and exchange students

Further information and advices on how to find accommodation can be found in our brochure.

International guest researcher

Further information on how to find accommodation can be found here.

Application for Rooms

Please note that we can not give you any guarantee that you will receive an offer for a room because of the high number of applications every year.

Online-application for a Freshman Room in a selected student hall and a room in private housing

Erasmus and overseas exchange students from partner universities for the upcoming semester

  1. First, please complete your application for your exchange studies at TUHH in the portal Mobility Online.

  2. 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 have used for the application for your exchange studies at TUHH in Mobility-Online!

  3. You will receive an email with information where you have to re-login to Mobility-Online. Do not register again. Use the link provided in the email and use the same username and password for login which you have used to access your exchange studies application.

  4. 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.

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

  6. Please complete all required steps to complete your application for rooms.

Prospective international degree students

  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. Follow the new link to re-login to Mobility Online.

  5. 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.

  6. Please complete all required steps to complete your application for rooms.

Contact

In Person

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

Counseling hours

Monday 10 am to 12.30 pm

Thursday 1 pm to 3 pm

By phone

Telephone: +49 40 42878-2707

By Email

rooms@tuhh.de

By Post

Hamburg University of Technology

Department of International Affairs

Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 3

21073 Hamburg

Germany