Accomodation in Kiel

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Important information about accommodation during quarantine related to Corona

Please consider the quarantine measurments if you enter Germany from Corona high risk area or a virus variant area! More information can be found here:

Many of you may have already reserved a room in a student residence (of the Studentenwerk or other institutions). Unfortunately, in most cases these are shared flats where you share the kitchen and/or bathroom with other students. These flats are not suitable for quarantine. Therefore, please inquire immediately with the dormitory administration of your dormitory!

The situation on the Kiel housing market is very tense and there are hardly any offers for short-term quarantine-suitable accommodation at this time. Therefore, please only plan your arrival in Germany if you can ensure quarantine-suitable accommodation. If this is not the case, we advise against travelling to Kiel and recommend that you look for quarantine accommodation in a different, larger city (such as Berlin or Hamburg) or start your studies at a later date. Unfortunately, the International Center cannot provide quarantine-suitable rooms!

You might have the chance to find a holiday apartment in Kiel that is suitable for quarantine. Here are some possibilities:

The following hotels offer quarantine-suitable rooms:

Flämischer Hof
Lüneburg Haus (when making a reservation, please mention that you are a guest of Kiel University's International Center)
Hotel Ostseehalle Kiel by Premiere Classe (The rooms do not have kitchen, catering must be organized)

Notes on catering during quarantine
If you are in quarantine in Kiel, students (BA, MA and Staatsexamen) have the possibility to apply for a care package for food support at the International Center. We can then provide you with food that will keep for a few days.
Please contact
Claudia Sheen:
and indicate
1. where exactly you live,
2. when exactly your quarantine takes place and
3. whether you have a kitchen in the quarantine.

Nevertheless, we recommend that you also bring durable food with you on arrival, which may be imported into Germany.
Requests for food packages need be sent at least 5 days before the planned quarantine.
Please note that we can only offer this service in the city of Kiel!

Researchers and Doctoral Candidates can ask for quarantine help from their host institute.

Information about supermarkets and catering during quarantine can be found here.


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

Students can 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: Much Information can be found in English! If you are looking 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:
Bráulio Borges Barreiros

3) Other dormitories in Kiel

Deutsch-Nordische Burse

Westside Living

Dormitory of the Wirtschaftsakademie

Kyle Studios

Haus Welt-Club



Studentenappartments Kiel

Wohnungsvermietung West


Studenten Butze

Studentenwohnheim Kiel-Wik

campus Glück

Harms 79

Dormitories of the Protestant Church


Theologisches Studienhaus Kieler Kloster

Dormitory of the Catholic Church

Haus Michael

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

City Hostel Kiel

Kleiner Kuhberg 32-34
24103 Kiel
+49 (0)157 3773 1224

Peanuts Hostel

Harriesstraße 2
24114 Kiel
Fon: +49 (0) 431 364 2208

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 does (...) mean 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

If you have any questions related to housing please contact

Claudia Sheen