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Housing A - Z


Alternative Accommodations

Private Accommodations

As an additional service for students, the Studierendenwerk lists private accommodations free of charge. About 200 offers from private landlords are received by the Studierendenwerk every year and are passed on to students looking for accommodation. Current offers can be found here.

Alternative Student Residence Halls

Alfred-Delp-Haus: Catholic- Residence Hall (Erzdiözese Freiburg)

Bumiller-Raab-Haus: Private student residence hall

Other Options


An apartment is an accommodation consisting typically of a room with a small kitchenette, shower, and bathroom.


Broadcast Fee

The broadcast fee is not included in the rental price and must be paid by the tenants themselves. For tenants 18 years or older: one flat - one fee. If you share a flat, only one person should pay the monthly fee of 17.50 Euro. 

For more detailed information:



Doubletts are accommodations that are typically a single room in shared 2-person flat. (2er WG)

Duration of Housing Contract

Rental agreements typically have a duration of three years to give other students the opportunity to live in the student residences.


Emergency Key Service

Telephone: 0621 / 10 15 61. Please be aware that if your door needs to be opened, a fee of 95 Euros will be charged and need to be paid directly. (Possible costs for replacement keys will be sent to you in an invoice.)

Emergency Services in the Student Residence

The emergency services can be contacted for such situations as power outage, loss of heating or water, flood, etc. They can be reached after the normal operation hours at  0800 / 100 18 73 (toll free)

Extension of Rental Agreement

Extensions are granted under specific cirsumstances. An extension request must be submitted in writing at least three months before the end of the rental agreement.



The majority of accommodations are furnished. Some apartments and doubletts are rented without furniture. More information can be found on the individual pages of the various student residence halls.


General Terms and Conditions (AMB)

The General Terms and Conditions for Housing of the Studierendenwerk Mannheim can be found here.


Handicap Accessibility

Handicapped accessible apartments are adapted to the needs of wheelchair users (extra wide doors and flat shower bases).


All Students Residence Halls of the Studierendenwerk have one or more Hausbetreuer who is the first contact for any issues at your accommodation. They can help with damages, problems, and coordinating move-in and move-out appointments.  More information can be found on the site for Student Accommodations.

House Rules

In order to live comfortably under one roof, some rules are necessary. These rules and regulations for the student accommodations can be found here: House Rules.

Household Insurance

We would like to point out that the private household of the tenants is not insured by the Studierendenwerk Mannheim and therefore recommend taking out a private household insurance.

Housing Application

If you are planning your studies in Mannheim, you should fill out the online application for the Studierendenwerk Mannheim. Applications can be submitted at any time.

Applications can be submitted six months before the desired move-in date. They can also be submitted without an official enrollment certificate. The certificate must be provided within four weeks of moving in.

For questions regarding your application, the housing department is there to assist

Housing Illustrated Dictionary

Cleaning plan, flooding, or separating waste:  Situations that happen in the residence halls are portrayed through illustrations and vocabulary is defined in many languages, German, English, Chinese, Polish, Russian, French, Spanish, and Arabic.  It should help international students to quickly feel at home.

German, Polish, and Russian(PDF)

German, French, and Spanish(PDF)

German, French, and Arabic(PDF)

German, English, and Chinese(PDF)



The Studierendenwerk offers in cooperation with the university’s computer center, high speed surfing in almost all of the student accommodations at no additional charge.  The internet tutor in your residence hall can help you if you have further questions.


Move-in Appointment

You must make your move-in appointment on the easy and convenient Mieterportal 24h. Once you enter your Rental Object ID and enter or select the proper information required, you will receive a confirmation and the necessary information for moving in.

Appointments are either to be made in person during the normal service hours of the Hausbetreuung and to their available time slots or via our key box if the time slot does not work for you or you wish to move in in the evening or on weekends or holidays. For this, just select "Move-in" appointment and "key box". You will also receive the confirmation immediately via e-mail.

Please be aware that if you have booked an appointment through the key box, you will receive the necessary information you need for where to go and how to pick up your keys in the days prior to your appointment.

Move-out Appointment

Schedule a moving-out appointment using the Mieterportal 24h, at least five days before your contract ends. 

Please be aware of the conditions listen in the General Terms and Conditions.


Moving  to another accommodation of the Studierendenwerk is in some cases possible. Please contact the respective housing administrator. A fee of 25 Euro will be charged.  If the new moving-rental agreement is denied, a fee of 20 Euro will be charged.  Exception: If moving accommodations is necessary due to a late extension, a fee of 50 Euro will be charged.

A relocation/moving request can be made on the Mieterportal 24h.



Some of the student accommodations have parking spots to rent. However sometimes you can find parking in the area around the residence hall.  More information can be found on the pages of the various residence halls.

Public Transportation

All students who have paid the Studierendenwerk Fee have the possibility to purchase a Semesterticket for the public transportation system.  More information at



Waste should be separated between paper (blue bin), glass, plastic (yellow bin) and residual waste (black bin). The most expensive is the residual waste, so when properly separated, the costs can be kept low.

Registration in Mannheim

You must register with the city of Mannheim at the city hall within a week of moving in:

Fachbereich Bürgerdienst
K7 in Mannheim
Tel. 06 21 / 2 93 - 40 80


Rent is to be paid monthly by the third business day of the month via direct bank deposit.


Security Deposit

Upon signing your rental agreement, a security deposit must be made.  This deposit does not accrue interest.

Smoke Detector

Normal operating state:
The red LED located on the front of the smoke detector should blink for 40 seconds to show that it is active.

Low battery:
The long-life battery of the smoke detector must be charged to function properly.

If the battery in the smoke detector is running low, every 40 seconds a chirping sound will be heard.  The smoke detector must be exchanged as soon as possible in this case.  The smoke detector will give this warning sound when the battery is low for at least 30 days.  There is a high risk that the smoke detector will not have enough power to provide a signal in the case of a fire if the detector is not exchanged within this time.

Muting an alarm:
If the smoke detector goes off and a loud sound is heard, it is warning you of a potential danger that should warrant your immediate attention.  Only mute the smoke detector when you are completely aware that there is no danger of fire.  Do not block the vents of the smoke detector or tamper with it in any way.  Tampering with the smoke detector can lead to a high risk of danger.  Sometimes the smoke detector will go off in non-dangerous situations such as cooking. In this case you can use the mute function.  If there is a false alarm, you can push the middle test-button for a short time. The smoke detector will return to a normal operating state after ten minutes.

Notice: The battery will be automatically deactivated if you detach it from the baseplate.

In order to protect you and your roommates from fire, the smoke detector must function properly.  Defective smoke detectors should be reported immediately at the Mieterportal 24h.


Sports Program

In a cool ambience sport makes twice as much fun. The Studierendenwerk Mannheim redesigned part of the large hall in Ulmenweg into a multifunctional sports center.

The result is impressive. Equipped with an elastic floor covering, mirror walls and panoramic windows, the new sports hall offers the ideal setting for a wide variety of sports - from badminton to Zumba.

So it is definitely worth taking a look at the Instiut für Sport's extensive sports program.


Tenants of a Studierendenwerk Residence Hall may sublease their accommodation for a maximum of three months. A sublease may also be granted for up to six months upon showing proof of a study-related exchange programm or required study-related internship outside of Mannheim. 

Written notification must be provided to the housing department of the Studierendenwerk.  The main tenant stated in the original rental agreement remains as such.



Landlines exist in the majority of our student accommodations.

Termination of Rental Agreement

The tenant has the right to terminate the rental agreement if the termination documentation is turned in three months in advance:
- to the 28th February / 31st August / 30th September (Students of Mannheim University of Applied Sciences)
- to the 31st July / 31st August / 30th September (Students of University of Mannheim)
- to the 31st March / 31st August / 30th September (Students of DHBW Mannheim, Popakademie, Universiy of Music and Performing Arts)
In the case of exmatriculation(unenrollment/withdraw) or marriage, the termination deadline is four weeks before the end of the month.  Proof must be provided.

Termination example (PDF)


The student residence halls of the Studierendenwerk are governed by their own residents. Meaning the students will vote on who they wish to be a tutor. Every student residence hall has a representative.


TV connections exist in all student accommodations.  Some student accommodations are supported by a separate service for technical questions:

Hafenstraße 35-45

G7, 26-28

B7, 14-15

Siedlung Ludwig Frank

N6, 8

Seckenheimer Landstraße 4a



Speyerer Straße 39-53

Neckarauer Straße 169-175

Augartenstraße 112 -114

Any problems can be reported on the  Mieterportal 24h.


Waiting List

A waiting list is centralized for each student residence hall. The applications are non-commital.

Washing and Drying Machines

Washing Machines and Dryers are provided in the student accommodations.  Payment can be made cashless via student card/MensA Card If you do not have the proper card, one can be purchased in the Infothek of the Studierendenwerk for a deposit of 6 Euro.  The card can be used in the Cafeterias and Cafes of the Studierendenwerk Mannheim and can be loaded up with money at the various cash registers.

WG/Single Room in Shared Flat

WGs/Single room in a shared flat are accommodations that typically have shared common facilities such as kitchen and sanitary facilities with the other tenants in your flat.

Wohngemeinschaft (WG)

Zwei bis zehn Bewohner/Innen nutzen gemeinsam die Küche und die sanitären Einrichtungen.

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