Since finding accommodation in Stuttgart can prove quite difficult, we strongly advise you to apply for student housing. The Studierendenwerk Stuttgart owns and maintains several student dorms in Stuttgart, and most of our exchange students will usually be located at the Filderbahnplatz in Stuttgart-Möhringen or in Esslingen. Both student villages can be easily reached by public transport.
How to apply for a room in one of the halls
Due to upcoming refurbishment work in some of the halls, we currently can not guarantee for a place in the halls for all students. Please therefore apply as soon as possible and by the given deadline here. The Studierendenwerk Stuttgart hope to allocate rooms for the majority of the students, but have very strict processes and deadlines all Stuttgart universities have to follow. HdM does not own any halls of residence, and we therefore are part of this city-wide accommodation network.
With your other HdM application information, you will receive a short and handy accommodation application manual from the HdM Exchanges Team.
Confirming your application
After you have submitted your application to The Studierendenwerk Stuttgart and it has been processed, you will receive an email with a link you need to click on in order to confirm your application. Please do so immediately! The link is active only for some days. After that your accommodation application becomes void. The accommodation waiting list is long, and you therefore need to complete all the steps of the process as instructed and as soon as possible.
The Studienrendenwerk Stuttgart will allocate rooms and email tenancy agreements to all students around 1 1/2 months prior to the arrivals period. Please therefore do not worry, if you do not hear from them before that. If you submit your application by the given deadline and confirm your application as described above, you will receive your contract well before the semester begin.
Paying for the deposit and your first rent
You will need to complete the payment of your first rent and an additional deposit before you arrive. Studierendenwerk Stuttgart will send you the instructions and a deadline for this. Please complete your payment on time and well before the deadline - you might otherwise loose your room to the students on the waiting list! Check your spam/junk mail folder regularly for this important information from the accommodation team.
PLEASE NOTE, THAT STUDENTS WHO ARE 30 YEARS OR OLDER AT THE START OF THEIR STUDIES AT HdM ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR STUDENT HOUSING VIA STUDIERENDENWERK STUTTGART AND NEED TO SEARCH FOR PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION.
In case of not having the option of living in the halls of residence, please visit this website for a private landlord database. Please note that Studierendenwerk Stuttgart only provides this database and does not complete any landlord or property checks. If you are interested in one of the advertised properties, please get in touch with the landlord directly.
Living at a Student Dorm – An Illustrated Dictionary
If you would like to prepare for your stay at a student dorm in Stuttgart or need to look up a word to communicate with your roommates, these illustrated dictionaries might be helpful. You can choose between the following languages: