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Wohnheim Zülpicher Wall 50 • Zülpicher Wall 50 • 50674 Köln
Year of construction: 2005
Surroundings: Right next to the university grounds, close to the university cafeteria, Germany's largest cafeteria.
A deposit amounting to 300 EUR has to be paid on conclusion of the tenancy agreement, which is returned without interest after the end of the tenancy. The interest accrued during the tenancy period is invested in maintenance of the respective student residence.
Duration of housing
Each rental contract is for a period of one year. Successive contracts can be agreed until the maximum tenancy period of three years has been reached.
Shopping and infrastructure (supermarket, post office, bank, etc.)
Supermarket and bank accessible in 10 minutes.
Recreation and culture
Sports facilites right across the street.
Theatre and Park with lake accessible in 5 minutes.
Special deals for international students
The Kölner Studentenwerk has created a link called International Matters, in which they have collected a lot of information for international students regarding their studies in Germany. Another link is Useful Addresses, where you can find an overview of counselling centres and the places to go to for help.
In Cologne the Referat für Kultur & Internationales helps with the integration and the exchange as well as with the communication among foreign and German students by organising cultural events and free time activities in Cologne, regarding culture and sports. Moreover, this department is in close contact with the international students' registries of the Universities of Applied Sciences in Cologne and with the foreigners' registration office of the city of Cologne in order to the plan cooperating events and to build up a network.
Special deals for students with children / families
Children's card: Refectory meal at half price
The children of students under an age of six get a child portion of a meal for half the price.
The Kölner Studentenwerk maintains two childcare facilities for children of an age between one and three years and a day-care centre. It also supports the toddler group 'Gummibären' of the German Sport University Cologne.
Internet platform 'Hochschulkids'
Pregnant students and students with children can get in touch with people in similar situations via this online platform. They can engage in an exchange of experiences and meet other fathers and mothers.
Studierende mit Kind (in German only)
Flat shares (2-, 3-, 4-person)
Size: 30 - 32 square metres
Features: furnished, unfurnished, SAT/cable TV connection, internet access
Kitchen, shower, toilet in flat
299 up to 352 EUR / month
Standard application procedure
To be eligible for accommodation applicants should be students registered at one of the following colleges in Cologne:
- University of Cologne
- University of Applied Sciences Cologne with its branch in Gummersbach and Leverkusen
- German Sport University Cologne
- Academy of Media Arts Cologne
- Catholic University of Applied Sciences
- Academy of Music Cologne
- Cologne Business School
There exists no legal entitlement to accommodation.
Following groups of students will be given a preferential treatment when renting rooms (in the stated order):
1.Disabled and students with chronic illness
2.Students with children
3.Participants in foreign exchange study programmes
4.Students in their first semester
5.Students who live outside of the greater Cologne area
If spaces are left then students will be accommodated on a "first come - first served" basis.
The quickest way to apply is online, since this does not require to manually enter data. The Studierendenwerk Köln will however of course accept applications on paper, too.
The receipt of your application will only be acknowledged by email when you apply online. You will not receive any provisional notification about the status of your application.
You will get a request e-mail every 30 days, in which you have to confirm a link within five days, when you are still interested in a room. Otherwise your application will not be considered or deleted.
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