Information for New Applicants

Welcome
in Leipzig!

We are delighted that you have chosen Leipzig as your place of study.

As a student at one of Leipzigs’ universities, you can apply online for a room in one of the halls of residence. You will need a current admission or a certificate of enrollment for your application.

With our range of student halls of residence we aim to contribute to creating good living conditions for the time you spend living in Leipzig, so that you can study successfully. Studentenwerk Leipzig has over 5.200 rooms in 15 halls of residence. Our student halls of residence are very different. They vary in size, location within the city and, in some cases, in the level of living comfort they offer.

Living in a student hall of residence has many advantages: It is easy to meet new people, the all-inclusive rents are stable and the study facilities are very easy to reach by public transport.

Living in the halls of residence

Our student halls of residence offer both single apartments and shared flats. The predominant form of accommodation is shared flats for two students in single rooms with a shared kitchen and bathroom, but larger shared flats are also available. What is life in a shared student apartment like? Emma, Kathi, Theresa, Malin and Anna give an insight into their everyday life in a shared flat in the video:

Student Halls of Residence, Locations and Prices at a Glance 

All-inclusive Rent

  • basic rent +
  • heating + water + electricity + all other running costs +
  • furnishings including bed, wardrobe, shelving, table, chair +
  • cable/satellite television +
  • internet access 24 hours a day +
  • minor repairs and on-site caretaker +
  • free use of common rooms
  • = rent in student halls of residence

There are no additional charges for running costs!

Development of operating costs

In 2022 and 2023, after a long period of stability (since 2014), rents were adjusted, in particular due to drastic increases in electricity and heating costs.

We try to keep our rents as low as possible despite these ongoing cost increases. As we have to cover the costs of running the student halls of residence and the cost increases cannot be fully absorbed by savings, we are forced to regularly review our rents and adjust them if necessary.

Amenities

Rooms are furnished with a bed, desk/table, chair, wardrobe (sometimes with upper storage) and shelving. Each type of accommodation includes a furnished kitchen and sanitary facilities. Unfurnished rooms can also be rented at Mainzer Straße 2a. In addition to internet access (600 GB/Month), in each of the rooms there are connection points for a telephone and for cable/satellite television. Residents are required to pay licence/GEZ fees themselves.

In addition, you almost always have access to:

  • washing machine rooms
  • fitness and other sports rooms
  • baking kitchens
  • bicycle storage rooms
  • music practice rooms
  • parking spaces
  • student clubs

If you have special needs concerning your accommodation, you can get more information on housing with child(ren) or on studying and housing with a disability. You can also make an appointment with our social counsellors.

Eligibility for accommodation

Students of the following universities assigned to Studentenwerk Leipzig can apply for a room in a student hall of residence:

Applicants are required to have at least an admission to a course of studies for their application.