International Affairs


If you are interested in a place in a dormitory, you will find a quite wide range of accommodation at the Studierendenwerk and the Bürgermeister Reuter Stiftung.

Offers of the Studierendenwerk

As soon as you are officially enrolled at a university, you can apply for a student flat at studierendenWERK BERLIN. A total of around 1,200 student accommodation places are available.

Rooms that become vacant are allocated according to a waiting list. The current waiting period is 2 to 3 semesters. Students with disabilities are given priority for a place in a hall of residence. Detailed information material is available at the Studierendenwerk Berlin. The proportion of foreign students in the halls of residence is almost 70%. Please also visit the homepage:

Dormitories of the Studierendenwerk

Address Hardenbergstraße 34, Mensafoyer
10623 Berlin
Mon9 - 11 AM
Tue10 - 12 AM and 3 - 6 PM
Thu9 - 11 AM and 1 - 3 PM
Wed & Frino consultation hours

Home in Berlin - Bürgermeister Reuter Stiftung

The non-profit foundation offers approximately 1200 places in residence.

You can find more information on the following website:

Home in Berlin - Bürgermeister Reuter Stiftung

Guidance for students on finding accommodation

Private Housing in Berlin

We recommend that international students who need to organise accommodation in Berlin look for accommodation via the internet in good time. However, it is advisable to book temporary accommodation, at least for the first time, and then start looking for longer-term accommodation on site.

Below are some useful addresses:


Home in Berlin - Bürgermeister Reuter Stiftung
(The application must be submitted 6 weeks before the desired start of the rental period)

Student villages Schlachtensee and Adlershof

Residence of the Fördererkreis Junge Politik e.V.

For short-term accommodation:

Other housing portals:
It is advisable not to pay a deposit or rent in advance! If you do, it is at your own risk!


Housing exchange

Neon Life - Neon Wood

Housing Anywhere

Student counselling

May Said / Yani Carmen Zegarra Jara / Ertan Özel / Berra Akbas

Student Assistants for the Support of International Degree Seeking Students, Visa & Residence Permit Advising for Students

+49 (0)30 314-24359

Office INT SB
Room H 0051
Advising hours Tue and Thu 9.30 - 12.30 and 13.30 - 16.30

Furnished flats for visiting scholars and doctoral students

The Bürgermeister Reuter Foundation, the student residences Schlachtensee and Adlershof, the International Meeting Centre for Science and the Max Kade House also offer accommodation for international visiting researchers, students and doctoral candidates. Since demand is very high, you should apply for a flat early.

You can find more information on the websites of the following institutions.