Accommodation My home is my castle
Experience campus life in Heidelberg and benefit from the proximity to the university: quiet, central, beautiful and affordable living - attractive one-room flats are available to our students directly on the campus of our SRH University. Besides these, there are numerous other options for finding a nice home in Heidelberg.
SRH campus apartments
There are several dorms on campus, furnished with a bed, mattress, desk, chair, bookshelf, and wardrobe. Some have private bathrooms and some have shared kitchens.
The apartments are centrally located in a quiet neighbourhood. There is a wide range of sports activities and health services directly on the SRH campus, as well as shops and bus / tram stops within walking distance. The river Neckar is only a few minutes‘ walk away, and the romantic city centre of historic Heidelberg is a mere ten minutes bike-ride.
Accommodation for students in Heidelberg
Please be aware that there is only a limited number of student apartments available on campus and that the accommodation situation in Heidelberg is always difficult, especially for the October intake. We recommend that students make their accommodation reservations as soon as they have received their final admission letter.
Students in Germany either live in a student dorm or in private accommodation in shared flats. In contrast to other countries, German universities do not automatically allocate rooms to students when they enroll. This means that even international students are responsible for finding their own accommodation.
Sharing an apartment
A room in a private house will generally be furnished, whereas rooms in shared student flats or houses are generally unfurnished. A reasonable rate to expect for a room in private lodgings or in a shared flat or house off campus is between EUR 300 - 500 a month. In a shared flat, everyone has their own room. Kitchen and bathroom as well as other utility rooms (if any) are shared, as are the costs for the rent, electricity, gas, water, Internet, etc. This arrangement certainly works out cheaper than living alone. In most cases, tenancy contracts must be signed in person at the location itself. This means that you will have to wait until you arrive in Heidelberg before you can actually secure private accommodation.
If you want to live off campus
... you might want to check the following websites:
You can find more options in the PDF that we have made available for you to download here:
We are happy to answer any questions you may have
The International Office and the student helpers know where to get the best buys - and we support the 3 Rs - Reduce, Recycle and Reuse. Ask us if you need something - we just might have it! Senior students oftentimes leave the things they no longer need for you to benefit from.