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Wohnprojekt Wassertorplatz Kohlfurter Straße 2/4 und Erkelenzdamm 45/47/49 • 10999 Berlin

This project in the middle of Kreuzberg dates back to 1977. Students and residents of Kreuzberg got together in this STUK (Students and Kreuzberg residents) project, which offers accommodation ranging from one- to ten-room flats.

The buildings provide a total of 43 accommodations as well as several commercial-use areas. The angular construction with its glass towers and walkway along a flattened ridge is distinguishable from the neighbouring buildings from afar. A green house (70 m²) is located on the roof and a combined heat and power unit in the cellar.

Within the scope of this project, several old buildings at the Wassertorplatz, which were originally destined for demolition, were renovated with a major self-help component, and a new form of cohabitation of students and non-students was developed. The students were included in the renovation and reconstruction work at an early stage.

The Student Services rent 13 of the flats in this building to students, after a selection process involving representatives of the other residents of the facility and the Student Services.

The demand for apartments in this Wohnheim is very high and significantly exceeds the offer.


Operator

Studierendenwerk Berlin

Places

51 Places

Rent deposit

One and a half times your monthly rent

Duration of housing

As a rule students can stay up to five years in a dorm. In compliance with the contract type, the minimum period of residence is three months.

The period of occupancy can be extended by up to four semesters for foreign students, students with chronic illnesses or physical or mental impairments, single parents, for students close to finishing their degree and for part-time students.

Internet access

Yes

TV connection

Yes

Shared facilities

Washing machines, hobby rooms, recreation rooms, sauna

Recreation and culture

Landwehr Canal, Summer resort Kreuzberg in the immediate vicinity.

Special deals for students with children / families

Parents initiative child day care centre

The Social Counseling Offices of the Studentenwerk can advise you on the different social benefits that are available to students with children. A yearly workshop is also offered in coordination with the Psychological and Psychotherapeutic Counseling department to assist students in balancing their studies and their life as a parent.

The Studentenwerk also offers very affordable day care services to all parents studying at one of Berlin’s public universities or Fachhochschule. Five Studentenwerk day cares, or KITAs, are conveniently located at the Free University in Berlin, the Technical University, and the Fachhochschule for Economics. Places are available for children as young as eight weeks and up to school-age.

Additional information

To be invited to the casting, you must have already applied for housing through Accommodation Portal of the Studierendenwerk Berlin, your application must be active and you must have residence eligibility according to the guidelines for renting housing with the Studierendenwerk Berlin.

The choice of tenants is exclusively made in interviews. The remaining flat mates make the decisions concerning separate rooms. Applicants with the earliest application date will be informed about current selection interviews.

Last update: 07-2017

Single apartment

Description

Size: 34-35 square metres
Equipment: private shower and WC, private kitchen, partially furnished.
The rent includes electricity and other operating costs.

Price

260 up to 305 EUR / month

Places

2

Single room in a flat share

Description

Size: 10-23 square metres
Equipment: partially furnished.
The rent includes electricity and other operating costs.

Price

175 up to 260 EUR / month

Places

49

Standard application procedure

Application requirements

You can apply if you are a student at a public university or college in the Federal State of Berlin or a student at an officially recognised private educational institution in the Federal State of Berlin who pay student union dues. Apart from that, you can apply if you are an international student currently studying at one of the universities as part of a state-run or university-intern exchange or specific study programme.

Certificate of admittance or of enrolment from one of the Berlin Universities or colleges as well as the receipt of payment of the semester fee are needed.

University members and post-doctoral students are only eligible for accommodation under certain conditions set out in the allocation guidelines.

Under the allocation guidelines, students on work placements and trainees are eligible for accommodation but have lower priority.

Application deadline

None

Application

Only online applications via the Accommodation Portal are accepted.

Single parent students and their kids and students suffering from chronic conditions or physical or psychological handicaps will be given a preference. Should there be equal applications for one living unit, the application with the earlier date will be chosen as a rule.

DAAD/KAAD scholarship holders

DAAD/KAAD scholarship holders need to make an application at DAAD/KAAD. DAAD/KAAD will then request accommodation directly at the Studentservice Berlin. These students will be accommodated preferentially.

Exchange or programme students

For exchange students only a very limited number of dormitory rooms is available. Shortly after the application deadline TU Berlin will give you the opportunity to apply for one of these rooms. For this purpose the International Office will send you an email with information about the particulars of the dormitory application.

Please note: As an exchange student you cannot apply directly at the Studierendenwerk Berlin - only through the International Office of TU Berlin!

It might happen that you as programme/exchange student don't receive an accommodation via your guest university in Berlin because all accommodations have already been allotted. In this case, you have the possibility to apply for accommodation on the website of the Studierendenwerk Berlin. All you need is your certificate of approval, a confirmation that you have paid the study fees and your passport. Accommodation is allotted after the Studentenwerk has received your application. Priority allocation via the student accommodation portal is not possible.

Contact:
Technische Universität Berlin
Ms. Vinci
Tel: +49 30 31 42 46 96
Mail: exchange.programmes@tu-berlin.de

ADDRESS AND CONTACT

Wohnprojekt Wassertorplatz Kohlfurter Straße 2/4 und Erkelenzdamm 45/47/49
10999 Berlin

Tel. +49 309 39 39 81 90

Operator: Studierendenwerk Berlin Contact via email Visit website

Nearest stop/station (public transportation): U1, U 8 (Kottbusser Tor)

Last update: 07-2017

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