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Studierendenwerk Berlin

General Information

Dormitories in Berlin are not managed by the universities but by an independent organization - the Studierendenwerk Berlin. International exchange and program students of Freie Universität Berlin have single rooms in shared flats available in the following dormitories: 

Dormitory Goerzallee: Goerzallee 119-127, 12207 Berlin
Dormitory Halbauer Weg: Halbauer Weg 19/21, 12249 Berlin

Equipment:

  • Private room in shared apartment
  • Bed, mattress, cupboard, desk, chair, wardrobe
  • Shared bath and kitchen
  • Kitchen with fridge
  • Washing machine and dryer (available for a fee)
  • Internet
  • Usually male and female students are placed together. Preferences for single sex accommodation can be stated in the application form

Surrounding Area:

  • Proximity to FU Berlin: 30 - 35 minutes with public transport
  • District: Steglitz, in the South of Berlin
  • Bus stops are near-by

Eligibility:

International exchange and program students of Freie Universität Berlin


Rental Conditions: Dormitory Halbauer Weg

Monthly Rent and Reservation Fee:

  • 270 EUR
  • 600 EUR reservation fee

Rental Period

  • Available rental period in winter semester: 01 September - 28 / 29 February
  • Available rental period in summer semester: 01 March - 31 August

Other rental periods are generally not offered.

Moving in before the start of the official rental period is eventually possible, subject to availability of the rooms, and has to be arranged with the residence administration of the studierendenWERK and the accommodation service of Freie Universität Berlin.

A termination of the rental contract before the end of the rental period is generally not possible or negotiable.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Freie Universität Berlin offers special cancellation conditions to students who rent a room at the studierendenWERK through the accommodation service of Freie Universität Berlin. Please have a look at the General Terms and Conditions for further information.

An extension of the rental contract is not possible.
Subletting your room to a third party is also not possible.


Rent Payment:

The tenant must pay the first month’s rent before moving in. Detailed information regarding the payment procedure will be relayed by the studierendenWERK. The tenant will be required to pay the monthly rent each month directly to studierendenWERK Berlin. Bank details can be found in the rental contract.

Signing the contract:

The rental contract must be signed before moving in.

Rental Conditions: Dormitory Goerzallee

Monthly Rent and Reservation Fee:

  • 280 EUR rent
  • 600 EUR reservation fee


Rental Period:

Rooms in the dormitory Goerzallee are only available in winter semester. The following rental periods are available

  • 01 September to 30 April (rental period of 8 months)   
  • 01 September to 30 June (rental period of 10 months)
  • 01 September to 31 August (rental period of 12 months)

Other rental periods are generally not offered.

Moving in before the start of the official rental period is eventually possible, subject to availability of the rooms, and has to be arranged with the residence administration of the studierendenWERK and the accommodation service of Freie Universität Berlin.

A termination of the rental contract before the end of the rental period is normally not possible or negotiable.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Freie Universität Berlin offers special cancellation conditions to students who rent a room at the studierendenWERK through the accommodation service of Freie Universität Berlin. Please have a look at the General Terms and Conditions for further information.

An extension of the rental contract is not possible.
Subletting your room to a third party is also not possible.


Rent Payment:

The tenant must pay the first month’s rent before moving in. Detailed information regarding the payment procedure will be relayed by the studierendenWERK. The tenant will be required to pay the monthly rent each month directly to studierendenWERK Berlin. Bank details can be found in the rental contract.

Signing the contract:

The rental contract must be signed before moving in.


General Rental Conditions

Reservation Fee:

    • Halbauer Weg:     600 EUR
    • Goerzallee:          600 EUR

The reservation fee includes the deposit of 550 EUR and a service fee of 50 EUR.

The service fee of 50 EUR will be deducted from the reservation fee and retained by ERG Universitätsservice GmbH. The remaining amount will be forwarded from ERG Universitätsservice GmbH to studierendenWERK Berlin and serves as a deposit, which will be kept by the studierendenWERK Berlin administration until the student moves out. The deposit will be paid back within six months after your departure by bank transfer as long you do not have any outstanding costs and the room is in good condition.

Cancellation:

Generally, a two-weeks right of withdrawal applies after registration (the moment we reserve a room for you and send you the payment request for the reservation fee). After that period the registration is binding.

Cancellations of existing registrations must be communicated in writing (an e-mail is sufficient, but has to be confirmed by the ERG Universitätsservice GmbH) at the latest 14 days after the registration. A 50 EUR cancellation fee applies and will be deducted from the reservation fee before it is refunded to the student by Freie Universität Berlin / ERG Universitätsservice GmbH. All bank transaction fees have to be covered by the student.

A termination of the rental contract before the end of the rental period is generally not possible or negotiable.

Generally, no fees of any kind are refunded in case of cancellation more than two weeks after the registration. The whole amount of the reservation fee will be kept.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Freie Universität Berlin offers special cancellation conditions to students who rent a room at the studierendenWERK through the accommodation service of Freie Universität Berlin.

Further information can be found in our General Terms and Conditions.