We have compiled a list of options for an accommodation search in Hamburg for you, to make this process a bit easier.
Studierendenwerk Hamburg: rent a room for a study period
The Studierendenwerk is an inter-university service for Hamburg students of all universities. Their offer includes a number of dorms (“Wohnheim”) across Hamburg. Our International Office assists exchange students to rent a room in one of residences of the “Studierendenwerk Hamburg”.
There is no guarantee that all students will get a room, due to a limited amount of rooms.
We have no influence on the allocation procedure and can't predict in which dormitory will be an available room.
You will be able to apply during your application process in May or in November. We will send a registration form directly to you.
In case you were lucky to get a room in one of the dorms, you need to make an appointment with a tutor of your dormitory before your arrival to arrange your move-in. At most of the dormitories, tutors are available as direct contacts for international students.
Please find your responsible tutor in this overview.
In case you were unfortunate not to get a room, we hope that the following alternatives help you to find an accommodation in Hamburg:
Finding your own place in Hamburg:
Student residences of other providers:
It is quite common in Germany to share a flat (“WG”) with an unfurnished or even furnished rooms for a limited time. On the following websites, private rooms to rent and sub-rent are being advertised.
Attention: With flat shares (WG), it is not common to pay any money before signing the rent agreement. Be careful with demands concerning advance payment in order to avoid a possible fraud.