Darmstadt is a University town with three universities and about 30 scientific Institutes. Usually the students live in off-campus halls of residence in Darmstadt and surroundings. Since accommodation is very limited we recommend to make the reservation as early as possible.
As we know, organising a room from a foreign country is very difficult. We help our international students by approaching housing agencies and establishing the contact between landlord and tenants.
As a student from our master's course you are entitled to a room as long as you send us the application form which you find on our KOPLA portal and pay the housing fee within the deadline.
Residence halls are situated in
- Darmstadt with the Studierendenwerk
(Distance: approximately 15 Minutes to the University)
- Eberstadt with HEAG
(Distance: approximately 30 Minutes to the University)
- Residence hall Kurt-Schumacher Str.
- Residence hall August-Metz-Weg
- Residence hall Weidigweg
- Dieburg with Quartier 56
(Distance: approximately 50 Minutes to the University)
- Residence hall Altheimer Str. 56-58
Accommodation with 2 to 6 bedrooms in different price categories ranging from 250 Euros up to 475 Euros. Kitchen and bathroom are shared.
Our housing agencies do not offer bedrooms with own kitchen and bathroom.
Applying for an accommodation
Since we have room contingents with different housing agencies in different price categories and locations it is difficult to match the preferences and requirements of each individual student. Therefore we have a first come - first serve policy.
The application process and payment process are described on our KOPLA portal in Step 4 Housing / Accommodation. Please read the instructions thoroughly and apply and pay the housing fee prior to the deadline.
Only if you applied and paid your fee on time are you entitled to a room. The housing fee covers the first rent, the deposit and a service charge and is non-refundable. Please make sure that all transfer costs are carried out by your bank. International transactions take up to ten days gefore the amount is received on the recipient's account.
Important contract information
The rental period always starts on September 1st as a fixed date. Rooms are rented by a period of 11 or 12 months depending on the contract of the specific housing agency; the contract does not extend automatically. You cannot rent a room of the faculty contingent for more than two semesters. It is intended for single occupancy, Subletting or sharing rooms will lead to immediate termination of the contract.
There is no cancellation policy once the rental contract has started. Rent includes Internet, water, heating and electricity. The deposit amounts approximately to one month's rent, which will be returned according to the regulations of the housing contract. The first rent and the deposit will usually be transferred by the faculty.
Please note that you can only move in into your accommodation from Monday to Friday during business hours of your housing agency. It is not possible to move in on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays.