You are eligible for unrestricted residency if you are enrolled at a Hanover university that we support. These include:
- Leibniz University Hannover
- Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts
- Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media
- University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover
- Hanover Medical School
- University of Applied Sciences Hannover
You are also entitled to live with us if you are enrolled at the Studienkolleg. Foreign doctoral students are generally allowed to live with us for six months. Doctoral students are allowed to live in the Garbsen residence for 36 months.
If you are an assistant, a trainee teacher or a volunteer or if you are doing a comparable job, you are unfortunately not allowed to live with us. This is also not the case if you are in gainful employment that exceeds the extent to which you are required to cover your study needs.
It's easy: fill out the housing application. With your application you will end up on our waiting list. After you have submitted a housing application, you will receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail.
Please note: Your application does not entitle you to a rental contract!
You can apply for housing at any time. There are no application deadlines. However, you should apply as early as possible, especially for the winter semester. Due to the high number of first-year students, experience shows that the demand for places in our halls of residence is higher than the number of available places during this period.
We allocate the residential house places according to the date of receipt of the applications. The waiting list varies for each residence and living arrangement, depending on demand.
On average, you should expect to wait at least six months if you have applied for a room in a corridor community with shared kitchens and shared bathrooms. If you applied for another type of housing, you can expect an average wait time of about a year.
When moving in during the winter semesters, we give preference to 1st semester Bachelor students who live outside of the Hannover Region at the time of application. So plan for more waiting time if you are not a first-year student who already lives in Hannover.
As soon as housing is available and you are next on the waiting list, we will write to you and a few other applicants . Then you will get a short overview about the house, the rent, the deposit etc.. If you are interested in the offer, please get back to us by mail or phone within the deadline mentioned in the mail. It pays to be quick.
Attention: If you don't like the offer but still want to stay on the waiting list, you have to let us know by phone or in writing. Otherwise your application will expire in our system and you will no longer be on our waiting list.
After receiving your tenant declaration, we will create your contract documents and send them to you by mail.
The amount of the rent depends on the size and equipment of the respective living space. You can find them at the individual apartment buildings. The rent already includes all ancillary costs - such as cleaning the common areas, property tax and energy costs. Only rental contracts with a flat rate for operating costs are concluded. All ancillary costs are included in the flat rate.
Almost all of our living rooms (except in the Emdenstraße residence) are fully equipped with a bed, wardrobe, desk with mobile pedestal, desk chair and at least one floor or wall shelf.
All rooms in corridor communities have their own washbasin or washstand with vanity unit. Windows have blackouts (pleated blinds, shades, etc.). Floors usually have synthetic floor coverings (no carpets).
In the communal kitchens there are stoves with hobs, automatic baking machines, fridges, freezers and pantry cupboards.
Everything else - pots, pans, cutlery, towels, etc. - for private use you must bring or purchase yourself. This also includes cleaning materials for your room.
The equipment of the rooms and common areas varies from residence to residence.