Semester abroad



Are you doing an exchange in Essen, Duisburg, Mülheim or Bottrop? We have the right home for your semester(s) abroad in the Ruhr area.

Whether with Erasmus+ or as part of another exchange programme, our shared apartments offer you direct contact with other incoming students and German students. And thanks to our tutors, you will quickly settle into your new environment.

The international student team, who live in residence halls themselves, will support you with everyday challenges right from the start and put you in touch with your neighbours.

A balance to your studies is guaranteed: Look forward to a variety of events organised exclusively for residents like you.

Your benefits
+ furnished rooms
+ support from tutors
+ events such as games nights, dinners, trips
+ on-site support from our caretakers
+ washing machine and dryer
+ parking spaces, bicycle cellar
+ community rooms, barbecue areas

Good to know

  • all-inclusive rent: 329,00 € - 433,00 € (incl. guest fee)
  • (eco-)electricity, water, heating, TV and internet connection included
  • room size: 10 m² - 17 m²


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  • Special features for exchange programme students

    Things you should know before you move in

    • The minimum rental period for exchange programme students is one semester. Depending on the university, this means

      Hochschule Ruhr West
      01.09 - 28.02 (winter term) or 01.03 - 31.08 (summer term)

      Universität Duisburg-Essen/Folkwang Universität der Künste
      01.10. - 31.03. (winter term) or 01.04. - 30.09. (summer term)

      Of course you can also rent the room for several semesters.
    • Exchange programme students pay a rent surcharge of 20,00 € per month. This will be charged together with the monthly rent.
    • Moving within our dorms is not possible for exchange students due to the high administrative costs.

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Study successfully and experience as much as possible:
We offer you an uncomplicated temporary home.

With our all-inclusive package, you can sit back and relax:

Here you will find everything you need to know about online applications.


Residence hall Ruhrorter Straße 66 - 70, Duisburg

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Residence hall Duisburger Straße 445 - 447, Mülheim

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317,00 € - 324,00 €

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Residence hall Schemkesweg 3 - 5, Duisburg

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353,00 € – 368,00 €

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Residence hall Meistersingerstraße 48 a-e, Essen

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348,00 € - 756,00 €

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Residence hall Heinrich-Lersch-Straße 36 - 38, Duisburg

Single apartment, shared apartment, corridor room
353,00 € - 468,00 €

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Close to campus Dorm with bicycle cellar