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Counselling Centre Accommodation

We’ll answer your questions relating to housing and residence.

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Your housing in Hamburg – Accommodation for international students at our halls of residence

Accommodation for international students is generally reserved at the residences run by the Studierendenwerk Hamburg.

You can fill out an admission application online.

Many students only staying in Hamburg for a short time as part of an exchange programme, e.g. “Sokrates”, are given a place directly. The Studierendenwerk Hamburg from the respective university provides a set allocation for this.

Service Package – a guaranteed accommodation right from the start

Make the commencement of your studies in Hamburg easier and organize your accommodation in Hamburg already from your home country: All you need to do is to book our Service Package, thus benefitting from transparent cost and a focus on your studies (rather than on the search of accommodation) right from the start. Studierendenwerk Hamburg has provided accommodation for international students for more than 40 years and offers special Service Packages since 2006.


What does the Service Package include?

  • A guaranteed accommodation at the beginning of the winter Semester (beginning 1st September or 1st October)
  • A furnished single room in one of our student residences
  • Support from our Student Welcome-Tutors


What are the conditions?

  • You are an international student/freemover
  • You want to organize your international studies in Hamburg already from your home country
  • You pay the security deposit as well as three monthly rents in advance
  • The minimum rental period is 6 month – the contract cannot be terminated prior to this period
  • A certificate of enrolment of a university in Hamburg must be submitted upon moving in


The number of Service Packages is limited and they will be issued based on the order of the bookings. 


We are afraid we have to inform you we will not offer our Service Packages in winter semester 2018/2019. Thank you for your understanding. Information on our Service Packages for the winter semester 2019/2020 are expected to be published here in mid-July 2019.



If you have any questions please contact:

Ms. Annika Ehler annika.ehler@studierendenwerk-hamburg.de

Illustrated residence dictionary

How do you explain German waste separation to Chinese students, and what is washing machine or stove in Polish?

The Deutsches Studentenwerk, DSW, has compiled an illustrated residence dictionary to answer these questions, showing life at the residences to foreign students using pictures and words: caretaker to Internet to party, everyday situations are translated into various languages.




German-English-Chinese dictionary

German-French-Arabic dictionary

German-French-Spanish dictionary

German-Polish-Russian dictionary

Making the early days in Hamburg easier for international students

We offer special support for international students:

What do I have to know on arrival in Hamburg – what formalities do I need to complete, where can I open a bank account etc. … With the Welcome tutors, students living in the halls of residence have access to a competent contact person for these and other questions.


Counselling Centre Accommodation

Grindelallee 9

2nd floor

20146 Hamburg

Telephone: +49 / 40 / 41 902 - 268

Fax: +49 / 40 / 41 902 - 6274


Office hours

Mon - Tue, Thu - Fri 9.30 am - 12.00 pm

Tue, Thu 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Telephone Hours

Mon - Tue, Thu 9.00 am - 4.00 pm

Fri 9.00 am - 1.00 pm

The counseling center is closed on Thursday, 25th January 2019 frim 9.30 am - 10.30 am. From 10.30 am we are open as usual.

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    Studierendenwerk Hamburg's halls of residence

    You can find out here where the halls of residence are located in Hamburg and how far you have to travel to your university.

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    Delicious lunches changing every day, drinks and snacks for in-between – enjoy the services offered by our cafeterias and cafés.