Residence application

Application procedure

First of all, inform yourself about our student residences and our rental prices.

Please read the sections information for new applicants and the FAQ on our website.

For the application procedure you need a valid certificate of enrollment or a letter of admission from the university or college. For degree program with open admissions we just need a confirmation from the university.

Program students must enclose their program confirmation.

Fill out the online application and indicate the preferred place of residence and the desired moving in date (only the first day of each month is possible). Once your application has been successfully sent, you will receive an automatic e-mail confirmation and further information.

Note: You can also apply for several locations. To do this, log in with your user data and create another application with your existing profile.

As soon as a matching room is available, we will e-mail you a room offer and your personal authentication code.

Proceed with the authentification by uploading your passport/ID in the online portal and accept the room offer by transfering a reservation fee. The fee will be booked as a deposit at the beginning of the rental period.

Please note the given deadline. After expiry of this period, the offer is no longer available.

After accepting our offer you will receive further information by e-mail. Please always check all e-mail folders (spam, unknown, etc.) for incoming e-mails.

Please send all necessary documents and the signed rental agreement by post to the responsible administrator within the stated period.

Any more questions about the application process? Send an e-mail to wohnen[@]stw.essen-duisburg.de.

FAQ

  • Who can apply?

    Students of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Folkwang University of the Arts and Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences can apply for a room.

    External students can also apply for a place in student accommodation. However, these applications are not given priority.

     

  • How can I apply?

    If you have received your admission document, you can apply for a room on our online portal. We show you how to do this here.

    Unfortunately, it is not possible to apply without a valid enrolment document or admission letter.

    Applicants for degree programmes that are not subject to admission restrictions can apply without an admission letter.

     

     

  • Can I also apply for several locations?

    Yes, you can also apply for several locations. All you have to do is register with your user data in the online portal and create a new application with your existing profile.

  • Is there a deadline for applications?

    No. You can generally apply any time after enrolling successfully or receiving an admission letter. However, the sooner we receive your application, the better chance you will have.

    Rooms are rented out all year round. The tenancy agreements generally begin at the start of the semester, e.g. 01.03/01.04 or 01.09./01.10 of a year.

     

  • What criteria are used for allocating places?

    We process applications in the order they arrive. Please note that we do not have a waiting list for specific residences. The sooner you contact us, the better your chances of being allocated the accommodation of your choice

     

  • How long are the waiting times?

    We cannot make any general statements about how long you will have to wait for accommodation, as it depends on many different factors. In past years, we have always been able to find a room for every student within a short space of time.

     

  • What happens after I’ve made my application?

    As soon as a room is free, we send you an offer by email. More detailed information on the application procedure is available here.

    Note: We save your application for twelve months from the date of application. Every month, you automatically receive a reminder email in which you have to click to renew your application. If you do not update your application within this period, it is subsequently deleted and you will have to make a new application.

     

     

  • Why do I have to pay a reservation fee?

    The 600,00 € reservation fee is required as a security for STUDIERENDENWERK. After you move in, this fee will be counted as a deposit. In accordance with the terms of the tenancy agreement, the deposit will be returned to you around eight weeks after tenancy ends, provided that you leave your room in clean and tidy condition.

  • Can I view the room before I enter into the tenancy agreement?

    We appreciate that you would like to have a look at your potential new home in advance. However, we are unable to conduct viewings because, as the landlord, we are not allowed to enter rented residential property.

    You can nevertheless visit our student houses of your own accord and arrange with current tenants to view a room.

     

  • What happens if I turn down an offer of a room?

    If this is the case, your application will no longer be considered. You can simply apply again at a later time.

     

  • How long can I live in the student accommodation?

    The maximum amount of time you can live in a student residence has been set to ten semesters. The tenancy agreement can be terminated with effect from the end of a semester. There are special arrangements for exchange programme students and guests.