The Accommodation Office offers support for two different types of rooms:
Rooms for International Freshmen-Program
In cooperation with the Studierendenwerk Hamburg ACCO-TUHH can arrange a limited number of rooms in one of the three halls of residence in Harburg. You get to TUHH easily and fast from there.
ACCO-TUHH doesn't have any influence on the allocation of the rooms.
The Freshmen-rooms are organized in apartments for 2 to 6 international students but every tenant has a single room. The rooms are fully furnished and equipped with a LAN-port for your internet access. You share kitchen and bathrooms with the other tenants. The monthly rent is all-in. A Freshman-room costs around 330 EUR. You have to pay a deposit of 400 EUR.
For more details about the residences please use the dropdown list on the Studierendenwerk homepage and search for: Triftstraße/Harburg/Schüttstraße or Harburger Häuser/Bunatwiete.
Please note: The price stated on the Studierendenwerk webpage is NOT VALID for a Freshman-room!
As the Freshman-program was designed to provide prospective TUHH international students with accommodation while they are still abroad the rental period for each Freshman-room is limited to the maximum of 1 year (always starting in September). That means, if you apply for the summer semester you can only rent the room from April 1st until the end of August. Only that way many new TUHH international students can be provided with accommodation when they arrive here.
You can apply through the Accommodation Office for a Freshman-room during the announced application period ( on our website) for the upcoming semester, if you are entitled to get support (Please check: Who can apply?) and are not older than 29 years.
Before you decide if you'd rather stay in a private than a Freshman-room you should know that the private housing market in Hamburg as well as in Harburg is tense, especially if you intend to come for the winter semester. Rooms are rare and hard to get and, much too often, quite expensive. Until you may find a private room you should be prepared to spend some time in a hostel. That's why it is advisable not to be too choosy in the beginning of your stay here. When you have arrived in Hamburg it is much easier for you to find an accommodation which suits your needs satisfyingly.
The average price for a furnished room here in Harburg is about 370 EUR. If you move to one of the surrounding communities such as Lüneburg or Buxtehude accommodation is slightly cheaper. The private rooms that are usually announced to ACCO-TUHH are furnished rooms in a family home. You share kitchen and bathroom together with the landlord or landlady. Sometimes a WG-room is offered too.
In Harburg two new, private student halls of residence have opened. The rooms there cost from 350 EUR up to 500 EUR. You can ask us for contact details.
The Accommodation Office can support you in finding a private room in or near Harburg (not Hamburg city). After your application has been accepted by ACCO-TUHH you will be put on a waiting list. Applicants on that list will receive collected room offers found on the internet by email. This list with online offers is updated usually once a week.
In the best case ACCO-TUHH is able to send you a private room offer which has been announced to us directly. The applicant has to get into contact with the landlady/landlord by herself/himself.
You will be notified of one offer at a time by email and will be given a deadline until which you have to respond to ACCO-TUHH if you take that offer or not. That’s why you have to check your email-account at least twice a week.
ACCO-TUHH is no agency and can only rely on a limited pool of private room offers. The landlords and landladies mostly inform me only on short notice if they have a vacant room. Therefore it its very important that you look for a place to stay for yourself as well. For your own research you can download our brochure with hints and useful internet addresses here.
If you want the Accommodation Office to support you please go on here.