Accomodation for international students
Your apartment in our residential complexes

In the 26 houses of the Studierendenwerk Hamburg, up to 50% of the residential places are available for international students. The proportion of international students at Hamburg's universities is ten percent. Due to the high demand for student housing, you must be prepared for waiting times. Students who are enrolled at one of Hamburg's state-run universities are eligible for housing, as are visitors to the state-run Studienkolleg and Zentralkolleg, the Conservatory in Blankenese and Bucerius Law School. You can apply for a place in residence.

Service package
The guaranteed place to live at the beginning of the study

Our service package makes it easier for you to start your studies in Hamburg, as you can already organize a place to live in one of our residences from your home country. The housing costs for your stay abroad are thus calculable and you can concentrate fully on your studies upon arrival. Studierendenwerk Hamburg has been offering housing for international students for more than 40 years and has been offering special service packages since 2006.

What does the service package include?

  • Guaranteed place to live at the beginning of the winter semester (move-in September 1 or October 1)
  • A furnished single room in one of our residence halls
  • Support from the student welcome tutors

What are the requirements?

  • You are an international student or freemover.
  • You would like to organize your study stay in Hamburg already from your home country.
  • You pay the deposit and three months rent in advance when you sign the contract.
  • The minimum rental period is 6 months - the contract cannot be terminated before this period.
  • A certificate of enrollment from a Hamburg university must be presented when moving in.
  • The number of service packages is limited and the allocation takes place according to the order of the bookings.

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to offer any service packages. We expect to announce information for the winter semester 2023/2024 here from mid-July 2023.

Welcome Tutors
Your support at the start in Hamburg

What do I have to consider when arriving in Hamburg, which formalities have to be taken care of and where can I open an account? We offer special support for international students!

Tenants of the residence halls have a competent contact person for these and other questions in the form of the Welcome Tutors.