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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 a few weeks after the end of
our application deadline.
As an exchange student you cannot apply directly at the Studentenwerk Berlin - only trough our office!
During the last few years the housing market for students changed 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. 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:
House of Nations
(Please apply 6 weeks before the intended rental start at the earliest)
Student Villages Schlachtensee and Adlershof 
Hostels/Short Term Housing:
(It is not advisable to make any deposit or rent pamyents in advance! If you do so it is at your own risk.)
Studentenwerk Berlin - Housing Information (no dormitories!):