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Wohnanlage Eckertweg 20 (Studentendorf) Eckertweg 20 • 52074 Aachen

The student village is an idyllic community on the Aachner Königshügel. The Westbahnhof just as the Westpark is only a few minutes walking away. Due to the central location, city centre and university are rather close by.

Situated within ten minutes' walking distance of the RWTH and ten minutes by bike from the RWTH extension buildings. Although the housing estate is central, it is surrounded by greenery. The RWTH sports ground is nearby. Availability is subject to a waiting list.


Studierendenwerk Aachen


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Rent deposit

Upon signing of the rental contract a deposit of two months rent must be deposited. This deposit will be fully refunded at the end of the rental period if there is no damage to the room. Accrued interest will be invested in maintenance.

Internet access


TV connection


Shared facilities

Learning and common room, gym, garage, music room, tools for rent, beamer, lounge, washing machines and tumble dryers, kicker, drawing room, sauna, badminton, party room and several house bars, barbecue area

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

10 minutes to the city centre

Recreation and culture

RWTH's sports centre is just next door.

Additional information

The student village celebrated its 60th birthday in 2013, which makes it one of the oldest halls of residence in Aachen. Planning for the hall began in 1950 and the project was supported by the Mc Cloy-Stiftung and the North Rhine-Westphalia state government. From the very beginning, the idea was that students should administer the student village themselves. This makes the student village different from other halls of residence, student hotels, and makes it special. The form of self-administration has changed over time, but the principle remained the same. There are no longer any supervisory assistants or teachers, but the structure of the village with village speakers, council and house speakers has proved successful and thus been retained. The self-administration project, unique over 60 years ago, is still a success story.

Residence hall website

Last update: 08-2017

Single room


Size: 14-29 square metres
private shower/WC, shared kitchen


262 up to 297 EUR / month



Standard application procedure

Application requirements

Students who can apply are those:
- enrolled at an Aachen or Jülich institute of higher education
- enrolled at Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, department Aachen
- who will start studies next semester

You can apply at up to three halls of residence simultaneously. Applications must be made to the halls directly.

Application deadline

You should begin your application as soon as you know that you want to study in Aachen, even if you are not yet an enrolled student. It makes no difference for your application if you want to study at the University or at the University of Applied Sciences.


To apply for a dormitory, fill in this online form.

After the Studierendenwerk has received your online application, you will get a confirmation email. The application is completed after you have confirmed the link sent in that email.

Disabled students are given priority. Please send a corresponding certificate to

Exchange students or scholarship holders

The RWTH Aachen International Office has arranged a limited allotment of rooms in the dorms with Studierendenwerk Aachen. You can also apply for one of these rooms online. Please note that there is a separate housing portal for this allotment of rooms. Since these rooms are not open to all international students, the International Office will inform you separately and you will receive an email containing further information about how to apply for one of these rooms as well as the link for the online application.

Students in the following programmes are eligible to apply:
- Exchange programmes: ERASMUS+ study stay, RWTH Exchange Worldwide, UNITECH, TGGS
- Double Master's Programmes: T.I.M.E. Double Degree and Tsinghua Double Degree
- DAAD Scholarship Programme IIT Master Sandwich
- Students in the Fast Track Bachelor Admission Programme
- Students in our strategic partnerships with Tsinghua University and IIT Madras


Wohnanlage Eckertweg 20 (Studentendorf) Eckertweg 20
52074 Aachen

Tel. +49 241 80 93 264
Fax +49 241 80 93 263

Operator: Studierendenwerk Aachen Contact via email Visit website

Nearest stop/station (public transportation): Bus stop Westbahnhof: lines 3A, 3B, 24, 33 und 73

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Last update: 08-2017

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