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If you would like to stay in a student dormitory, you must apply online as soon as possible after you have received the admission letter (the dormitories “Sewanstrasse”, “Aristotelessteig”, “Allee der Kosmonauten”, “Ferdinand Thomas”, "Victor Jara" and “Hans und Hilde Coppi” located in the district of Lichtenberg are closest to the university).
You can apply via the residence portal of the Student Union Berlin (English and German version available). You will need a copy of the admission letter. Proof that you have paid the required fees for the programme will also be required – your bank slip documenting the transfer will be sufficient.
There is a long waiting list for dormitories, so please proceed with the reservation immediately in order to have a place to stay when you arrive.
Alternative places to stay
Accommodation in student dorms is scarce, thus several MIDE students live in privately run places all over town. You may also wish to consider looking for a room in a shared apartment (Wohngemeinschaft or WG). This is how many German students live during their studies. There are also housing agencies known as Mitwohnzentralen, which cater for a variety of accommodation needs. Some useful accommodation links are listed below:
- Studentendorf Adlershof (close to HTW)
- City Mitwohnzentrale am Hardenbergplatz (also available in English)
- Wohnagentur am Mehringdamm
- Free Beds Berlin
- Bürgermeister Reuter Stiftung
- SMD Berlin