The Dormitories of “Studentenwerk Berlin”
For exchange students unfortunately only a very limited number of dormitory rooms is available. Shortly after our application deadline we will give you the opportunity to apply for one of these rooms. For this purpose we will send you an email with information about the particulars of the dormitory application. As an exchange student you cannot apply directly at the Studentenwerk Berlin - only trough our office!
The housing market in Berlin is getting tighter every year and more and more young people from around the world are coming to Berlin which also changed the housing market for students significantly: On the one hand it is really easy to find cheap short term accommodation, but on the other hand it is not so easy anymore to find affordable long term housing in the center of the city.
As mentioned above the dormitories receive more applications than they are able to accommodate. Especially for exchange students they can only provide a very limited number of rooms. That is why we strongly suggest that you start searching for a room well in advance on the private housing market via internet. It is also advisable to stay in a hostel or with friends during the first few days in Berlin while you are looking for permanent housing.
These weblinks might help you with your search:
Hostels/Short Term Housing:
Studentenwerk Berlin - Housing Information (no dormitories!):