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Wohnheim Zimmermannstraße 3/5 Zimmermannstraße 3/5 • 37075 Göttingen

The student residence is very close to the hospital, the northern part of the university and the sports institute, but is also conveniently located for students who wish quick access to nature without having to do without good transport connections. Each of the 64 two-person shared flats are spread across two floors, with the designated kitchen on the first floor and bathroom on the ground floor. The four-person shared flats are in the towers of Zimmermannstraße 5. They have a common room with a open kitchen, bathroom, additional WC, and a storage room. The four unfurnished rooms are each 16 square metres large.


Studentenwerk Göttingen


160 Places

Rent deposit

Before moving in, tenants pay a deposit of at least 200.00 EUR (or as per offer/tenancy agreement) together with the first payment of rent.

Duration of housing

The normal period of occupancy is eight semesters. The rental period for family flats will be agreed on a per flat basis.

Internet access


TV connection


Shared facilities

Common room, sauna, pool (to use in sommer), washing maschine room and dryer, lockable bike parking spaces, parking spaces subject to charge

Shopping and infrastructure (supermarket, post office, bank, etc.)

Supermarket reachable on foot within eight minutes.

Special deals for students with children / families

Almost all flats have a playground just outside the door and are situated close to child day care centres and schools.

The Studentenwerk operates 6 daycare centres.
Please find more information here

Additional information

Waiting time: 8-18 months

Last update: 08-2017

Room in 2-person shared flat


16-26 sqm, unfurnished, shower bath, kitchen


248 up to 290 EUR / month



Room in 4-person shared flat


16 sqm, unfurnished, showerbath, kitchen


253 EUR / month



Standard application procedure

Application requirements

Students of the University of Göttingen, students of certain departments in Göttingen of the HAWK Hildesheim/ Holzminden, students of the Göttingen private Universities of Applied Sciences and the students of the University of Kassel's consecutive Master's Programm "Sustainable International Agriculture" in cooperation with the University of Göttingen, are eligible for student housing.

Application deadline

Apply as early as possible because the rooms are allocated in accordance with the waiting list. The earlier your application is received by the Studentenwerk, the greater the likelihood of you getting a room. With your application you are under no obligation, i.e. you can withdraw your application at any time, be put back on the waiting list, or move to a different type of accommodation. After moving in please hand in your Certificate of Enrolment i.e. you can apply without a Letter of Admission from the university and a Certificate of Enrolment.


You can apply online. You then receive a confirmation link per e-mail which you must click on. Only then the Studentenwerk can put you onto the waiting list. Only one application can be sent. Double applications will not be considered and will be deleted. Please make sure that the photo in the e-mail attachment is not bigger than 2 MB.

After the waiting time has expired you receive an offer of a room. After signing and sending back the "Declaration of Acceptance" the rental agreement is legally valid. You do not receive any further acknowledgement of receipt. The tenancy agreement will be signed in the hostel administration office at the relevant hostel on collection of the keys.

Exchange students (e.g. Erasmus-/ Exchange program)

The Accommodation Service helps Erasmus students and exchange students from partner universities to find accommodation. We allocate a limited number of student rooms. Depending on availability, there are the following accommodation options for exchange students:
- Halls of Residence of the Studentenwerk (Student Services)
- Private Halls of Residence
- Accommodation offers from the private housing market

Accommodation Service for exchange students

Additional information

Exchange students cannot apply online. Please refer to the Accommodation Service of the International Office (Göttingen International) of the University of Göttingen.


Wohnheim Zimmermannstraße 3/5 Zimmermannstraße 3/5
37075 Göttingen

Tel. +49 551 39 51 73
Fax +49 551 39 12 87 8

Operator: Studentenwerk Göttingen Contact via email Visit website

Nearest stop/station (public transportation): Hermann-Rein-Straße

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Last update: 08-2017

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