Student residences in Berlin are not managed by the universities but by an independent organization - the Studierendenwerk Berlin.
Eligibility: international exchange and program students of Freie Universität Berlin
Available are private rooms in shared apartments in the following dormitories:
Monthly Rent and Reservation Fee:
Rental Contract Conditions:
The fixed rental period is 6 months (one semester) and is defined as follows:
summer semester: March 1st until August 31st
winter semester: September 1st until February 28/29th
Cancellation of the rental contract before the end of the rental period is not possible. An extension of the rental contract at Studierendenwerk depends upon availablity and is only possible from the winter semester to the summer semester for the following periods:
An extension in the dorm "Halbauer Weg" is not possible. However,
Ttenants from the dormitory "Halbauer Weg" can also request an extension for the above mentioned periods for the dormitory "Gorzallee" with us and then move. As places are limited and extensions cannot be guaranteed.
Information on the Application Process:
Information on the Arrival:
The first month's rent (the whole amount) has to be paid on arrival directly at Studierendenwerk's administration office.
If you arrive after the official rental start, you have to pay for the entire months.
Information on the Reservation Fee:
A service fee of 50 EUR will be deducted from the reservation fee. The remaining amount (450 EUR) will be forwarded from ERG Universitätsservice GmbH to the Studierendenwerk Berlin and serves as a security deposit which will be kept by the Studierendenwerk Berlin administration until the student moves out.
The security deposit will be paid back within 6 months after the students’ departure by bank transfer as long there are no outstanding costs and the room is in good condition.
Cancellations are only possible up to six weeks before the official rental date. Your security deposit minus the 50 EUR service fee will be paid back.
Later than six weeks before the official rental date no refunds will be made and the complete amount of the reservation fee will be kept.