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Instructions on the application procedure

Start of application for the winter semester: April 1st of the year in which the degree programme is to be started.
Start of application for the summer semester: October 1st of the previous year.

Accommodation is rented out in the Studierendenwerk's halls of residence for temporary use and for the purpose of studying. You can find all information about the halls of residence on these pages. We would like to point out that certain types of accommodation (e.g. single apartments) are only available in limited numbers.

All students enrolled at Thuringian state universities are eligible to live here. A certificate of enrollment is only required for the application if you wish to move in during the current semester. If you conclude a tenancy agreement at the beginning of the semester (01.04. / 01.10.), you will only need to submit a certificate of enrolment when you conclude the tenancy agreement.

The first step is to fill out the short application form and send it by clicking on the "Send" button. You will then receive an e-mail within a few minutes with the subject "Your application for accommodation at Studierendenwerk Thüringen" (please also check for spam).

In the next step, use the link in the e-mail to open your personalized application form. Fill out the fields of the online application completely. Pay attention to the relevant information texts. 

Once you have entered all the data, please send the application form by clicking the green "Complete Application" button.

Important: If you have already concluded a tenancy agreement with Studierendenwerk Thüringen and would like to move, please do not use the online application. Instead, ask your responsible clerk for the "Request for Moving" form, which will be made available to you in personalized form.

Before the allocation of places begins, you will be asked several times by e-mail whether you are still interested in a place. You must confirm your application via a link in the e-mail within the specified period. If you do not respond to this query, your application will be removed from the application list without replacement.

Housing places are allocated at the earliest six weeks before the start of the semester, depending on available capacity and according to the chronological order of applications received. The same admission and tenancy conditions apply to all places of residence (see informationen on the rental agreement). Hardship cases are given preferential treatment in accordance with the occupancy guidelines.
As soon as a place is available for you, you will receive an offer by e-mail (please also check your spam folder!).
Now you can decide. Do you want to accept our offer?
If you do not meet the acceptance deadline, the offer will expire without replacement and your application will be canceled.

Good to know:
The preferences you specify in your online application will be taken into account where possible and if there is capacity. If your stated housing preferences have not been taken into account, it is likely that all other options have already been let.

Please note:
The application does not simultaneously ensure a place to live. Should you not be able to receive an offer due to a lack of available housing on the desired move-in date, your housing application is automatically void.

Let us start from the beginning: However, if you are still interested in a place to live, a new online application is required. Please note the corresponding application date.

If you are looking for suitable accommodation, you are also welcomed to use the offers of the private accomodation agencies in the individual cities.


Important note for Schmalkalden:

Applications for the summer semester 2024 in Schmalkalden can no longer be considered due to the high demand in the student dormitory. Applications are still possible and will be forwarded to various housing providers as of now. (Status: 24th January 2024)

Important note for Jena:

There are still places available in Jena for the summer semester 2024. You can find an overview in the section Current Offers


From the 28th of March 2024, the application for admission will be made available to you in a modified form and design. The above-mentioned application procedure will also be adapted as a result.

Important note for residents

The online application is only available to people who do not yet live in our residential complexes. Applications submitted by residents will be deleted immediately.

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