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Comeniushaus • Humboldtstraße 19-21 • 69120 Heidelberg
Location: Near campus "Im Neuenheimer Feld" (Faculties of Medicine and Natural Sciences, university clinics, University of Education). Central cafeteria with Café Botanik, beer garden and internet café.
"Comeniushaus" underwent complete conversion and renovation from 2008 to 2009 and offers 183 furnished rooms as apartments for one two persons.
Year of construction 1968 (complete conversion and renovation in 2008/2009)
Four storeys without lift
Good public transport, quiet location
At the beginning of the lease, a deposit has to be paid. After ending the lease this deposit will be returned free of interest according to § 551 paragraph 3, Sentence 3 BGB (German Civil Code). After ending the lease, the deposit is transferred back to the tenant's account, if there are no debts in rent payments or other claims from the Studentenwerk.
Duration of housing
The minimum rental period is one semester. Shorter rental periods are not accepted. The residence period is limited so that as many students as possible can find affordable accommodation. This means all rental contracts are temporary, with the basic residence period being 6 semesters. However, you can extend your rental contract by another 4 semesters (10 semesters in total) in the following cases:
- by contributing to the residence (see special functions)
- for disabled or chronically ill students
- for students with families
- if you have an imminent final exam (confirmation needed)
Music room, student residence bar, student residence café, washing machines and dryers, bike cellar
Limited number of car parking spaces, rent per parking space 10 EUR per month
Special deals for international students
There are tutors in many Heidelberg student union halls who are responsible for looking after international students. Please find more information here.
Special deals for students with children / families
Around 5% of students in Heidelberg are parents. Since the end of the 1960s, the Heidelberg student union has offered all-day childcare to make sure that their children are well looked after whilst their parents are busy concentrating in lectures. Children in Heidelberg receive loving care starting from 8 months to school age; in Heilbronn until they are 3. The amount parents pay monthly is graded, in all daycares, according to gross income. You can find application forms in the InfoCenter, from daycare managers on-site, at nursery management or online on the homepage.
Size: 16-23 square metres
Features: furnished, own kitchenette and bathroom, linoleum floor
233 up to 252 EUR / month
No information on room availability
Single room in shared flat
Size: 11-14 square metres
Features: Furnished, linoleum or carpeting
Jointly use of kitchen and bathroom
215 up to 226 EUR / month
No information on room availability
Standard application procedure
Eligible to live in residents are students of the
- University of Heidelberg
- the University of Education
- the University for Church Music (Hochschule für Kirchenmusik)
- Heilbronn University
- Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Mosbach
- University for Jewish Studies (Hochschule für jüdische Studien)
- Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Heilbronn
as well as examination candidates of these higher education establishments, as long as they can, according to the relevant regulations, be called on to pay fees.
You can apply without already having matriculated or receiving a letter of admission: however, you must be prove your student status at most four weeks after you have moved in. If you fail to do this, you are not eligible for accommodation and so your rental contract will be terminated immediately and without a notice period.
There are no set application deadlines. Applications should nevertheless be sent in by July 1st for the winter semester and by January 1st for the summer semester, because these are the dates when the housing-office starts to allocate rooms and send out contracts. Students who send in late applications have less of a chance of obtaining housing and will have fewer options to chose from.
You can apply at the earliest nine months before you wish to begin a rental. Applications become void six months after they are received. However, before the six months are up you can send a written confirmation and the application will then remain valid for a further six months.
You can apply online.
The application for programme and exchange students allows you to request a room in a student residence. Information on whether a room has been reserved for you will usually be available at the Akademische Auslandsamt about a month before the start of the semester.
Due to the high number of ERASMUS-exchange students and the limited number of rooms in student residences, it is unfortunately impossible for the Akademsiche Auslandsamt to offer a room in a student residence to all ERASMUS-exchange students. This applies, in particular, to the winter semester.
Students from partner institutions/cooperation programmes
The Akademisches Auslandsamt cooperates with the Studentenwerk to secure rooms in student residences for international exchange students coming to Heidelberg.
In part 2 of the "Application and Immatriculation as an Exchange Student", you can decide whether you want to have a room in a student residence or you search a private room by yourself.
Admission generally proceeds on a first-come first-served basis.
Priority treatment goes to cases of hardship, e.g.: low parental income, illness or disabilities. A case of hardship must be proven in writing (e.g. disabled person's pass, proof of parental income, BAföG assessment, etc.). Please send documents to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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