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Since finding accommodation in Stuttgart area can prove quite difficult, we strongly advise you to apply for student housing. The Studierendenwerk Stuttgart owns and maintains several student dorms in Stuttgart metropole area. Most of our exchange students will usually be allocated to housing at the Filderbahnplatz residencies in Stuttgart-Möhringen or at one of the dormitories in Esslingen. You will live in a flat of 6 students, you will have a single room and share the kitchen and bathroom facilities with others in the same flat. These student villages can be easily reached by public transport.


Please find more information on the above locations and the rental prices here.

PLEASE NOTE: Internet is not included in the price.

How to apply for a room in one of the dormitories

Due to ongoing refurbishment work in some of the dormitories, we currently can not guarantee for a place for all students. Please therefore apply as soon as possible and by the given deadline as in the application manuals we sent to you after you have been nominated by your home university. The Studierendenwerk Stuttgart hope to allocate rooms for the majority of the students, but have 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.

PLEASE NOTE that students over 34 years of age are not eligible for student housing via Studierendenwerk Stuttgart.


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.


Room allocation

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.


In case you prefer looking for accommodation outside of the dormitories, 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.

There might also be some options available via subletting from students, as well as in short-term boardinghouses.


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:

German – English – Chinese

German – French – Arabic

German – French – Spanish

German – Polish – Russian