Rooms in halls of residence for exchange students
The International Office may currently offer exchange students (e.g. ERASMUS, partnerships) who will be staying at Ruhr-Universität for one or two semesters, to rent rooms in different halls of residence of the Student Service Organization (AKAFÖ).
All of the halls of residence are located close to campus. There are three different types of rooms: single rooms (kitchen and bathroom are located in the corridor), single rooms in a shared flat and apartments (own bathroom and kitchenet). The rooms/ apartments are furnished and the costs for gas, electricity, heating and internet are included in the rent. The rent is currently about 250,- up to 300,- Euro per month depending on their location and size. For a total of 4,- Euro per month you may rent bedlinen, pillow and blanket. Moreover there are also furnished and fully-equipped rooms in shared flats in the guest house "Uni-Forum" of Ruhr-Universität available. The rent for a room is between 300,- and 350,- Euro per month depending on their size. These rooms are fully equipped and the cost for bedlinen, pillow and blankets are included in the rent.
Please note: Unfortunately, we have more applicants than rooms currently. Therefore, we cannot guarantee every exchange student a room. You should be flexible and send us your Accommodation Request as early as possible.
How to make a reservation
When you are filling in the pre-enrolment online, please tick "yes" when asked for "reservation of accommodation" and fill in the Accommodation Request you find on this page (on the right). Please send us the signed form by fax or as a scan by email.
After the deadline for application, we will inform you at the end of January (summer semester) or the end of July (winter semester) if we may reserve a room for you. In case we can, we will send you a confirmation of reservation. Afterwards, we need you to transfer the deposit within four weeks. The reservation will only be binding after having received your payment.
Please note: Rooms are only rented for complete months and not for single days. Sole exception: If you arrive in mid-March or mid-September, you will only be charged for half of the month´s rent.
Rooms have to be booked for at least two months. If you want to move out of your hall of residence before your contract ends you have to inform us two months in advance.