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Wohnanlage Halifaxstraße • Halifaxstraße 81-85/Ahornstraße 71-75 • 52074 Aachen
The Halifax student hall of residence in Aachen, directly opposite the computing faculty and near to the university clinic, has 295 residents. Situated within approx. ten minutes walking distance of the RWTH and approx. ten minutes from the extension buildings by bike. The housing estate has an underground car park for your use (rent: EUR 13). Availability is subject to a waiting list and to an interview.
The hall was opened in 1994 and is not in the normal high rise style. Instead, six houses with up to four floors are arranged around a central courtyard. The rooms are organised into flats. The tenants in each flat share a kitchen with sink, hob, fridge and balcony between two, three, or four. Bathrooms with a toilet and shower are shared between two. Residents of apartments have their own bathroom and a small kitchen unit.
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.
There is a drinks shops, a cinema room with a Wii (Cafe 18), tools and games for rent, scooters for rent, a gym in the basement, washing machines, communal balconies, underground parking facilities (rent 13 EUR/ per month), printer
Recreation and culture
Nearby university sports centre
Size: 29 square metres
Kitchen and shower / WC, partly furnished
Rent plus electricity
277 EUR / month
Single room in a shared flat
Size: 16 square metres
Rooms in shared two-, three-, four-bedroom flats with common kitchen, entrance hall and shared shower / WC, partly furnished.
Rent plus electricity
222 up to 227 EUR / month
Standard application procedure
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.
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 email@example.com.
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
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