Frequently Asked Questions
You can apply online at any time. https://studierendenwerkdarmstadt.de/wohnservice/online-bewerbung/
Before you fill in the application form, please check our website for information about our residence and rent prices. After we receive your application, we will send you an e-mail every month asking if you are still interested in a room.
Yes. You can also apply in advance. You will have to present your notice of enrolment or student ID card upon signing the contract at the latest.
Entitlement extends to students of:
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da)
First get in touch with your contact person at your university and ask whether a room has been reserved for you. If not, then you can apply to us.
Only changes to the desired form of accommodation or the start date are possible – by telephone or e-mail. If you wish to apply for a different student residence, you must reapply. This would then cancel your first application.
No, all rooms are allocated exclusively by our accommodation service.
Rooms are allocated on the basis of equal treatment (gender-neutral). For this reason we mostly have mixed flat shares. Applicants are welcome to express their personal wishes under "Hinweise" ("Comments") when applying.
Studierendenwerk has a number of "barrier-free" rooms. If you need a room with special facilities, please contact our accommodation service directly.
We offer special accommodation for single parents and couples with a child/children e.g. in family apartments in the "Karlshof" residence.
Viewings are not possible, as our rooms and flats are occupied at all times. You will find detailed descriptions and photos of the student residences on our website. You can organise your own visit to a student residence: ring the bell there and ask one of the students if you can look round briefly.
The rooms in the "Neckarstraße" and "Pallaswiesenstraße" residences are unfurnished.
The rooms in all other residences are usually furnished with a bed, wardrobe, desk, shelf and chair. There are refrigerators and cooking facilities in the kitchens.
The following are not provided: Bedding (blankets, pillows) and bed linen; pots and pans; crockery; small electrical appliances, microwave, kettle, coffee machine, etc.
Our student residences have an Internet connection. You will receive information about the Internet connection when you move in.
The average rent for a room (including heating) is approx. €320,00 per month.
Rent (including heating) is made up of the basic rent plus ancillary costs. The basic rent varies according to the size of the room, the equipment provided and the type of accommodation. The ancillary costs cover water, heating, waste disposal and in many residences also electricity (see our website).
The radio and TV licence fee is not included in the rent price.
The use of washing machines and dryers must be paid for separately (cards only) in our laundry rooms.
Car/motorbike parking spaces can be rented, where available. Take out a separate parking contract with us for this.
Your application and all personal data will be deleted. You will have to reapply if you change your mind.
Yes, the deposit is the equivalent of three basic rents.
No, that's not possible. All our rooms are rented for full months.
You sign your tenancy agreement in person at the hall of residence during your appointment with our accommodation service. Before the tenancy agreement can be signed, you need to provide the following documents: a valid identity card/passport, a valid student ID or matriculation certificate, a bank account for a SEPA direct debit (direct debit authorisation).
Your keys will be handed over to you by our local accommodation service when you move in.
As a rule, personal attendance is a prerequisite for moving in. In exceptional cases, a third party may also do this for you with a letter of proxy and a copy of your ID.
Bring all necessary bed linen (pillows, duvets and covers). For the kitchen you need pots and pans, crockery, cutlery, a kettle, etc..
No. Only in a few exceptional cases is it permitted. Please talk to us in advance.
You need your own furniture for the "Pallaswiesenstraße" and "Neckarstraße" student residences.
Other halls of residence are furnished; the furnishings belonging to Studierendenwerk may not be removed from the room.
No, you are not permitted to keep animals in our student residences.
Yes, you have to register or re-register with the 'Einwohnermeldeamt' within two weeks of moving in. You will receive the necessary confirmation from our on-site accommodation service when you sign the tenancy agreement.
Anyone who has registered Darmstadt not as their first but as their second residence must pay ten per cent of the annual rent price (excluding heating) to the city of Darmstadt. Details can be obtained from the "Einwohnermeldeamt".
Yes. As a tenant in a student residence you are obliged to register with the ARD, ZDF and Deutschlandradio licence service. Further information can be found here: https://www.rundfunkbeitrag.de/e175/e5281/Merkblatt_Studierende.pdf
Most residences have parking spaces for bicycles and cars.
In the student residence
The maximum period of residence is 4 years (eight semesters). Only in cases of hardship can the tenancy agreement be extended by one further semester. See: § 7.4 of the Allocation Rules.
A stay in any other Studierendenwerk residence counts towards the maximum period of residence.
The minimum tenancy period is one semester.
The period of residence per tenancy agreement is limited to 24 months but can be extended for a further 24 months.
The rent is paid by SEPA direct debit (direct debit authorisation) on the 6th of each month.
The rooms can be sublet during an internship or semester abroad.
Report any subletting/intermediate letting to us. The Accommodation Service will check and, after approval, draw up the intermediate tenancy agreement. Please note that only students enrolled at TU Darmstadt or Hochschule Darmstadt are allowed to rent your room.
There are connections for TV and Internet.
Details regarding the Internet can be found at: https://studierendenwerkdarmstadt.de/wohnservice/internetzugang/
Yes. All our residences contain a laundry room.
Room changes are only possible in exceptional and justified cases upon written request. An administration fee of €100 is charged for room changes.
You can cancel your tenancy agreement directly with the Accommodation Service in your residence. If you are not in Darmstadt, send your signed notice of termination by post to Studierendenwerk. The periods of notice can be found in the regulations of your tenancy agreement.
Damage to or defects in the accommodation (e.g. in the room, kitchen or bathroom) must be reported immediately to the Accommodation Service so that any further major damage can be prevented.
The emergency regulations are displayed on the notice board in your residence.
Any Internet problems should be reported to the Network Tutor.
If it is not possible to reach the relevant Network Tutor, contact his/her representative.
A list of the Network Tutors can be found here:
If s/he is not available either, then contact the IT Department of Studierendenwerk Darmstadt.
Upon receiving our confirmation of termination, please make an appointment with the Accommodation Service in your residence in good time for a preliminary inspection and to arrange the move-out date.
The deposit will be refunded to your account 3 months after the agreement expires. An official handover checklist is required for the deposit to be repaid.
Moving out dates are coordinated with the Accommodation Service in the residences. The keys to your room must be returned on the last day of the agreement at the latest (Monday-Thursday between 9.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. or Friday between 9.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m.). If the last day is a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, the keys must be returned on the preceding working day. (General Tenancy Conditions, Item XV).
A preliminary appointment should be arranged with your Accommodation Service before moving out.
When you return the keys, your room will be checked for damage and cleanliness and a handover checklist will be drawn up. All keys must be returned. It is not possible to return to the room after you have moved out and returned your keys.
If you are prevented from returning the keys to your room, you can send a proxy. This person must then present a signed letter of proxy and a copy of your identity card.