Am I entitled to live there?
Only students who are enrolled at a university in the state of Schleswig-Holstein are admitted to the dormitories of the Studentenwerk SH. More details are regulated by our admission and renewal guidelines.
Students at the following universities are eligible to apply for a place in our dormitories:
·Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
·Fachhochschule Kiel mit dem Fachbereich Agrarwirtschaft in Rendsburg/Osterrönfeld
·Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Kiel
·Universität zu Lübeck
·Technische Hochschule Lübeck
·Fachhochschule Westküste, Heide
A certificate of enrollment is not yet required for an application. You can also submit it later by uploading it via the website.
- Participants of preliminary courses
- Doctoral students / PhD
- Post Doc's
- Research assistants
- Staff at institutes of the university or college
- Pupils of the VHS
- students of the FHVD
- Students who are also assistants, trainee teachers, volunteers or similar or who are predominantly employed.
- Single room furnished; shower/WC & kitchen in the corridor
- Single room in shared apartment furnished / unfurnished (occasionally barrier-free)
- Apartment furnished with shower/WC; kitchen on the corridor (some barrier-free)
- Apartment furnished / unfurnished with shower/WC + pantry-kitchen (occasionally barrier-free)
- Apartments furnished / unfurnished for parents with child / couples
These rooms are completely empty. In some cases, a closet is part of the equipment, but then it is in your lease.
Standard furniture includes: Bed with mattress, closet, desk with chair, mobile container, shelf.
Kitchen and cleaning utensils you have to bring yourself.
Please bring bed linen as well.
We do not have the ability to store furniture that you do not want to use.
We can send simple floor plans by email upon request.
Yes, in our dormitories you have access to powerful and fast internet. It is included in the rent.
Yes, but whether your room in the dorm counts as a single apartment or whether you can register a shared apartment with your roommates varies from dorm to dorm. You can find out more on the website about the broadcasting fee.
To ensure a pleasant coexistence, all residents must abide by the house rules of our residence halls.
You can apply via the online application. Pay attention to the following email and confirm the link to complete the application. Submitting your application does not guarantee a place in the dormitory.
You can also apply for a dormitory place via a paper application form. Please use the application for a dormitory place for this purpose.
Please apply for the following winter semester by July 15, for the following summer semester by January 15. These are not cut-off dates; you can always apply for a place in a hall of residence.
In the summer semester, the chances are greater than in the winter semester, as more courses start in the winter, which is why there are also considerably more applicants then. Experience shows that we cannot offer a room to all students in the winter. Forecasts are difficult because the number of students changes from semester to semester, currently usually upwards.
The general lottery procedure applies again.
At the earliest six weeks before March 1 or September 1 - thereafter continuously until the end of the semester. As soon as a housing place is available for you, you will receive an offer by email. To ensure that our messages reach you, add us as a safe sender to your email account.
If you do not receive an offer due to a lack of available housing, your application will remain on the application list for the current semester, therefore no rejections will be sent. Periodically, we will send an email to verify that your application is current. After the end of the semester, a new application is required.
In this case, do not sign the contract in advance and be sure to call or email the dormitory administration of the Studentenwerk SH to be deferred. These applicants will then be given priority once they have received the university's acceptance and then contact the dormitory administration again.
Sometimes students cancel their room shortly after moving in, because they have received an acceptance from their preferred university elsewhere in the postponement procedure or have found a shared apartment or their own apartment with friends. There are also dropouts who are no longer allowed to occupy the rooms. Therefore, there is always the chance to move up.
The EDP program also assigns points for the waiting list, after which a draw is again made. But here, too, the processors can take individual wishes into account. If the main wish cannot be fulfilled, they look for an alternative.
No, unfortunately this is not possible.
After the contract is signed, we will send you all the important information about moving in as well as the contact details of the janitor's office, so that an appointment can be arranged.
Rent and deposit
The main rental start dates are March 1 and September 1, as the term of the contract is at least 1 semester and then ends at the end of February or August each year. Thus, the rooms are rented continuously without loss of rent and can be offered at reasonable prices.
Rent is always due on the third business day of the month.
We offer two options:
- Debit by SEPA direct debit (within the EU, after consultation with the bank).
- Bank transfer
The deposit for rooms and apartments is 350 €, for apartments 400 € and does not bear interest.
Please transfer your rent and/or deposit to:
IBAN: DE73 2105 0170 1003 6690 98
Please state your rent number in the reason for payment.
For foreign students without a German bank account and for short-term leases there is the possibility to pay by debit-card. Please use the following contact point for this purpose:
in the building of the Mensa I
Only rent and deposit payments are possible at the Service Point. Deposit payments are made by bank transfer.
The processing time for deposit refunds is approximately four to six weeks from the end of the lease. The deposit will be transferred back to your account without separate notification.
If we do not know your account details, please inform us in time.
If the deposit was not transferred by yourself, we need a written consent of the payer, so that we can transfer the deposit back to you.
Please contact the rental accounting staff in a timely manner. You can reach them by e-mail at email@example.com.
If you have financial difficulties, you can contact our counseling service. On our website we also provide you with a lot of information about financing your studies.
Our colleagues in the rental accounting department are the right people to contact. You can reach them by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No, please take out liability and household insurance yourself or through your parents.
For new residents there is the flyer New in the dormitory, which gives you information about living together.
In addition, you can find out how to communicate with your flatmates in our communication guide.
Finally, we have a cleaning plan that you can use in your shared apartment.
The allocation of our dormitory rooms is based on the principle of equal treatment. Our shared flats are therefore diverse in terms of gender, age and also nationality. This is very important to us, especially to promote the development of social skills and cultural exchange among each other. The applicant has no influence on the composition of the shared flats.
As a tenant in one of our dormitories, you generally have the possibility to move within our dormitories. Please read §9 of the General Rental Conditions.
Our rental contracts can be terminated in due time, but also prematurely. Please read §7 of the General Rental Conditions and use the following application termination form.
A repair of the damage can only be ordered with a completely filled out and signed damage report form. You can drop this form in the mailboxes of the janitors or bring it to their office hours.
In the fire protection regulations you will find information on how to behave in the event of a fire. Important: Not every extinguishing agent is available in every residence hall.
Please make an appointment with the janitor at least one week before moving out. Move-outs are only possible: Mon-Fri: 08.00-13.00 hrs.
Items brought with you must be removed from all rooms, all rooms must be thoroughly cleaned, including kitchens, bathrooms and common rooms.
- Clean windows and frames inside and outside
- Clean kitchen units incl. oven and refrigerator
- Defrost ice trays, clean refrigerators (in individual apartments)
- sweep floor and wet mop with detergent
- Wipe out wardrobe and clean bed box
- Wash curtains, if any (hang up immediately after spinning)
- clean doors
- all closet doors and drawers must be open
- clean bathroom incl. toilet and shower
Please hand over the keys complete with fob and leave your new address and bank details for the deposit if applicable.
If all points are done properly and there are no rent arrears, the deposit will be automatically transferred to your account about six weeks after moving out.
Residence Hall Tutors
Our international residence hall tutors are students who have experience abroad, usually speak several languages and have lived in Schleswig-Holstein for some time. They are the contact persons for all international students living in the dormitory.
If you have...
have questions about life in the dormitory and everyday life in Germany,
don't know who to go to for specific questions,
have experienced difficult situations or feel uncomfortable in Germany,
if you would like to have contact with others,
and, and, and
...then the tutors will be happy to help you.
In addition, the tutors organize various events for international and German students (for example: welcome breakfast, game nights, intercultural parties, ...).
You can contact the tutors by e-mail and telephone.
You can find the contact details in our contact database (link on central contact page). Of course, you can also contact the residence hall tutors personally in the residence hall.
Online consultation hour of the international tutors: every Monday, 18:00-19:00, via Zoom. Meeting ID: 994 6405 8970 Password: 074477
The tutors will answer your questions about life in the dormitory and in Germany.