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.
Alfred-Delp-Haus: Catholic- Residence Hall(Erzdiözese Freiburg) www.alfred-delp-haus.de
Bumiller-Raab-Haus: Private student residence hall www.bumiller-raab-haus.de
An apartment is an accommodation consisting typically of a room with a small kitchenette, shower, and bathroom.
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)
Rental agreements typically have a duration of three years to give other students the opportunity to live in the student residences. It can be extended through engagement as a Tutor in the residence. More information can be found in the General Terms and Conditions.
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.)
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)
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.
The General Terms and Conditions for Housing of the Studierendenwerk Mannheim can be found here.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Schedule a move-in appointment using the Mieterportal 24h. Bring your signed rental agreement and identification to the appointment with you. If you are unable to make the appointment yourself, please provide written authorization for someone else to accept the keys on your behalf and move in for you. Identification must also be provided in this case.
Beginning 01 September, 2020, it is now possible to move in after the normal hours of operation by using our key box. For appointments in the evening or nights, weekends or holidays, an appointment can be made for a service fee of 25 Euros that will be deducted from your account for the following month's rent (as long as the direct deposit has been signed) or can be transferred with the rent. In order to make an appointment using the key box, please make an appointment on the Mieterportal 24h for the latest appointment to your desired move-in and in the comments, please inform us of your actual desired move-in date and time. You will receive more information from us via e-mail after the appointment has been made.
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.
All students who have paid the Studierendenwerk Fee have the possibility to purchase a Semesterticket for the public transportation system. More information at www.rnv-online.de.
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.
Rent is to be paid monthly by the third business day of the month via direct bank deposit.
Upon signing your rental agreement, a security deposit must be made. This deposit does not accrue interest.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Siedlung Ludwig Frank
Seckenheimer Landstraße 4a
Speyerer Straße 39-53
Neckarauer Straße 169-175
Augartenstraße 112 -114
Any problems can be reported on the Mieterportal 24h.
A waiting list is centralized for each student residence hall. The applications are non-commital.
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.
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.
Zwei bis zehn Bewohner/Innen nutzen gemeinsam die Küche und die sanitären Einrichtungen.