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Forsthof • Ritterstraße 16 • 35037 Marburg
The hostels close to the castle (Landgrafen castle) are particularly popular among students, because of the central location and the fairy tale gardens surrounding the domiciles, as well as the ancient city wall along the gardens. The famous Bettina tower is situated on the premises.
Six parking spaces
Year of construction: 17th century
Taken over by the Student Services: 1926
Duration of housing
Maximum duration of rental period: eight semesters.
Communal sanitary facilities, generously equipped communal kitchens for three to seven students, bike cellar, table tennis room, piano, generous outdoor grounds beneath the castle, washing machines and dryers
Shopping and infrastructure (supermarket, post office, bank, etc.)
Cafeteria I Stadtmitte: one kilometre
Cafeteria II Lahnberge: seven kilometres
Special deals for international students
In order to ease the start into studies, Studentenwerk Marburg together with the Referat für ausländische Studierende und Auslandsstudium (Office for international students and studies abroad) of the university offers a Service Package for International Students. This package includes a single room in a hall of residence and further services.
Special deals for students with children / families
The Studentenwerk Marburg offers the infrastructure necessary to support the compatibility of family life, studies and work. There are 70 places available in two all-day child care facilities, the „Universitätskindertagesstätte“ and the „Kita Erlenring“. You can find further information and the application form here: Information for parents
The rent is made up of a basic rent and ancillary costs
Ancillary costs include the following services available to tenants:
- Provision of bed linen including laundry
- Cleaning of all communal areas, window cleaning
- Electricity, water, heating, refuse collection
- Cleaning materials, toilet paper
- Repairs, maintenance of outdoor premises
- Cleaning of communal kitchens
- Replacement of bulbs, fuses
7.18-33.12 square metres
190 up to 300 EUR / month
Standard application procedure
Only students of the Philipps Universität Marburg are illegible to live in a student residence. You have to prove your status as a student on moving in.
You can apply any time. You must, however, be able to prove your status as an enrolled student at the Philipps Universität Marburg on moving in. Exception: those applying for a "Service package for foreign students" must adhere to special deadlines. The application for this package must be handed in by 31st July for the winter semester and by 31st January for the summer semester.
Please apply by filling in and submitting ("speichern") the online application form. You can choose between a secure and non-secure connection. The first is safer, but is sometimes prevented by settings on your computer.
Printing out the form and sending it by post only makes sense if you want to include a copy of your disabled person pass or medical certificate. But even in this case, you can apply online and send the attachments by fax, as scans or by post.
After the successful transmission of your application form, you will be put on the waiting list and will receive, depending on the availability of rooms and your position on the waiting list, an offer via email about 2-3 weeks before your desired start of the contract. As far as you agree to the contractual conditions and the offered room, you have to transmit the signed rental agreement and other requirements (e.g. copy of passport, student card) as a scan via email to the Studentenwerk.
It is important that you send the rental agreement in duplicate by post or hand it in personally at the administration of student housing in room 319 at the Studentenwerk Marburg, Erlenring 5. When all documents have been received on time, the rental agreement will be finalized with the signature of the Studentenwerk.
Next to the application and registration information for Erasmus students you'll find a registration form for reserving a student room in one of Studentenwerk Marburg's student halls. For further information on the application procedure click here.
Exchange students (partner university or cooperation country)
The International Office can guarantee a single room in a hall of residence for the duration of your stay.
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