FAQ (Questions & Answers) about student accommodation
In our FAQs you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about student accommodation.
Questions and answers on following topics:
All Questions and Answers ordered by Topics:
Questions about application and allocation of student halls
Who is entitled to apply for a room in a student hall? When can I apply for a room in student hall? Can I name housing preferences and how long is the waiting list? On what criteria are the rooms allocated? When and how will I be informed about the room allocation? What are the chances that I receive an apartment and that my wishes can be considered? How many rooms will be available on my arrival date? How can I live together with people studying the same thing I am? I would like to live together with my girl-/boyfiend in a student hall. What are we supposed to do to make sure that we will be allocated a room in the same hall? What should I do if for some reason I do not require a room in a student hall after having applied?
Questions about lease, rent and deposit
Why do I have to authorize a SEPA direct debit mandate before concluding a rental contract? What is the deposit for? When can I conclude the contract? How long is a basic lease? Can the contract be terminated? What can I do if I do not feel comfortable in my room after having moved in? Is it possible to have a look at the room before moving in? Besides the monthly rent are there any other costs I will incur?
Questions about furnishing and life in the student hall
Questions about insurance, registration and car
Are my personal belongings insured against theft or damage in the student hall? Are there any car parking facilities near the student hall? Must I register? Where do I get a proof of address? What is meant by removal allowance and second residence property tax? As a tenant in student halls, do I have to pay the German broadcast fee "Rundfunkbeitrag" (formerly known as "GEZ")?
Questions about Internet access in the student hall
What do I have to do if I want to use the Internet in my room? How much does the Internet connection cost? How fast is the Internet connection? Do I have unlimited data volume (flat rate)? Is there a cancellation period for the Internet when I move out? How can I connect my computer to the Internet, what is a TAE/NFN connector? Which Internet provider supplies the connection at my student hall? Can I use triple play products in student hall? What else should I know about my Internet connection?