Accomodation in Kiel

Anjuta from Ukraine
Anjuta from the Ukraine: "The cost of living is very manageable in Kiel."

1) Living in the dormitories of the Studentenwerk, BA/ MA-studies only

The International Center accepts applications only from the following students:

  • participants of the Erasmus exchange programme
  • stipend holders of Kiel's partner universities (England, France, USA, Poland, Russia, Japan, and Korea)
  • stipend holders of the City of Kiel (Stadt Kiel - Stipendien)
  • DNSZ - stipend holders
  • DAAD students and scholars of the Nordelbische Kirche

The rent in the various dormitories is currently € 190,00 to € 230,00 per month.

The renting periods in the dormitories are currently at least six months. The renting contracts always have to be signed for these six months.- for the winter semester (application deadline 15th June ) from 1st September  of a given year until 28th February  of the following year. - for the summer semester (application deadline 15th January ) from 1st March until 31st August  of the same year.

In order to apply for a room in the dormitories please submit the form for application before the deadlines expires and send it via snail mail or fax to the International Center.

BA/MA students must apply directly at the Studentenwerk Schleswig-Holstein (housing administration):

Studentenwerk Schleswig-Holstein
Steenbeker Weg 20
24106 Kiel

More information about the dormitories of the Studentenwerk you can find here.

Note: Many Information can be found in English! If you look for the application form, please go to "Antrag".

2) PhD student accomodation

There are currently no offers for accomodation for PhD students by the "Studentenwerk". Please do not apply for accomodation through the "Studentenwerk" or the International Center.

Instead, please contact the other dormitories in Kiel, listed beneath.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our PhD tutor:
Aya Elkabbany

3) Other dormitories in Kiel

Deutsch-Nordische Burse
Hindenburgufer 81
24105 Kiel

Westside Living
Rehmkamp 5
24161 Altenholz

Dormitory of the Wirtschaftsakademie
Hans-Detlev-Prien-Straße 10
24106 Kiel

Kronshagener Weg 130a und Kleinebbenkamp
24116 Kiel

Haus Welt-Club
Düsternbrooker Weg 148
24105 Kiel
Tel. (0431) 88 14-492/493

Freiligrathstrasse 11
24116 Kiel

24106 Kiel

Studentenappartments Kiel
Alte Feuerwache, Jensendamm 10
24103 Kiel

Dormitories of the Protestant Church

Körnerstr. 3
24103 Kiel

Theologisches Studienhaus Kieler Kloster
Klosterkirchhof 2-6
24103 Kiel

Haus Düsternbrook
Düsternbrooker Weg 29

24105 Kiel (Düsternbrooker)

Dormitory of the Catholic Church

Haus Michael
Reventlouallee 18-24
24105 Kiel

4) Housing for Help


"Housing for Help" - "Lend a hand - Save some Rent" - is a project supported by the Studentenwerk Schleswig-Holstein.

From August 2012 the project brings about homesharings between families, elderly or disabled persons and students. The special thing is that no or only a little rent is paid and help is provided instead. The rule of thumb is: one hour of work per month for one squaremeter of living space. Added to that are the proportional additional costs like for heating and electricity.

The homesharings are mediated and supervised by the Housing Department of the Studentenwerk Schleswig-Holstein.

More information can be found on the website of the Studentenwerk...

5) Information about private accomodation and youth hostels in Kiel

Information about legal issues regarding rental contracts can be found at Moneto.

Sub-renting and short term solutions:


Students on Facebook:

Jugendherberge Kiel

Johannesstr. 1,  24143 Kiel
Tel.: +49 (0)431 731488
Fax : +49 (0)431 735723

Bekpek Kiel (Hostel)

Kronshagener Weg 130a
24116 Kiel
Fon: +49 (0) 431 88 88 009
Fax: +49 (0) 431 88 88 033

For information about hotel accommodation

Touristinformation Kiel e. V.
Andreas-Gayk-Str. 31, 24103 Kiel
Tel.: (0)431 679 10-0
Fax: (0)431 679 10-99

6) What is ARD ZDF Deutschlandradio Beitragsservice (Fee Collection Center for Broadcasting Contribution Services)?

Since 1 January 2013, it is mandatory  for every resident in Germany to pay a  broadcast contribution. This replaces the former broadcast fees; the former Gebühreneinzugszentrale (Fee Collection Center) has been renamed to ARD ZDF Deutschlandradio Beitragsservice (ARD ZDF German Broadcast Contribution Services). A monthly flat-rate contribution of Euro 17,50  is charged to every apartment. More about the GEZ fee here ...

7) What means (...) in German?

The Studentenwerk Germany has published two dictionaries for international students in Germany. The pamphlets show illustrations, dialouges or short scenes, which offer help and guidance, when struggling with situation in Germany.

From A like allergy up to X like X-ray – the health dictionary offers a general overview for international students regarding questions and problems in the field of medicine. The dictionary is published in a German-English version. The free .pdf-version can be downloaded here

Cleaning instructions, flooded bathrooms or problems with the German waste separation – the dictionary 'Living at a student dorm' shows illustrations of everyday situations and how to handle them. The dictionary is published in four different versions. It is available in the following languages

German - English - Chinese

German - French - Spanish

German - French - Arabic

German - Polish - Russian