Residence hall Freistattstraße 18 - 20, Essen


  • The house was opened in 2012 and has 70 large furnished rooms in apartments for two persons each.
  • The residence hall is within walking distance of the Essen campus (700 m).
  • Shopping facilities are also nearby.
  • Good connection to public transport.

We have been receiving green electricity in this dormitory since 2022.

Residence features

Internet access

Possibility for TV reception


Laundry center

Bicycle stands

Parking space


Barbecue area

Room types

  • Room in shared 2-bed apartment
    Room size
    18 m²
    Rent incl. electricity, heating, water and internet
    403-413 €
    • 1 Bed with a matress (90 cm)
    • 1 Chair
    • 1 Desk with roll container
    • 1 Cupboard
    • 2 Shelves
    • 1 Side table at the bed
    • 1 Wardrobe with mirror
    • Blinds
    • Shared kitchen
    • 1 Table
    • 2 Chairs
    • Hotplate
    • Sink
    • Fridge
    • Cupboards for dishes
    • Microwave
    • Corridor with additional storeroom
    • Shared bathroom
    • Shower
    • Toilet
    • Washbasin
    • Mirror
    Floor plans


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • How do I get access to the internet, TV and telephone?

    You receive an email from us with your internet access data. You can access the internet either with a LAN cable or by WLAN router, although we do not provide either the router or the LAN cable.

    Exception Bülowstraße: In our dormitory in Bülowstraße in Mülheim, internet is not included in the monthly rent. You have to find your own provider and sign your own contract.

    Your rent generally covers the cost of a cable TV connection. All you need to do is connect your device with a suitable cable. You must provide your own cable, as it is not part of the inventory.

    There is a telephone connection in many of our student residences, but you must take out your own contract with a provider of your choice and buy the relevant equipment.



Questions, requests, suggestions?
We are always happy to help you.

Support team
Questions about our dormitories?
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+49 201 82010-777
Support team
Questions about our dormitories?
We are happy to help you!
+49 201 82010-777
Martina Wolf
Coordinator Dormitory Tutor
+49 151 72390220