The question of accommodation is central to our students as their individual living conditions may have an enormous impact on their academic performance and personal experience whilst studying at Freie Universität Berlin. There are numerous and manifold accommodation facilities in Berlin that are suitable as well as affordable for students to rent. However, as Berlin is one of the most popular student cities worldwide, its housing situation is very competitive and apartment hunting can become a wearisome undertaking. Therefore, we advise our prospective students to initiate their search for housing options as soon as possible.
The Berlin Student Union (Studierendenwerk Berlin) manages about 40 residences with approximately 10.500 rooms in all parts of Berlin. If interested, you can apply at the residence portal of the Studierendenwerk Berlin with your student ID or, if this is not yet available, your admission notice and proof of payment of the semester fees. More information about the different halls, their location and terms of rent can be found on their website or enquired directly at the contact office of the Studentenwerk at Hardenbergstr. 34 (room 6) in 10623 Berlin or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Student Village Schlachtensee offers furnished accommodation for students close to Campus Dahlem of Freie Universität Berlin. With various shopping facilities and public transportation connections close-by, their apartments are a good option for those who seek a quiet yet well-connected living experience in the green southwestern parts of the city.
The House of Nations offers rooms and apartments in different parts of town. Location, availability and renting options of the different facilities can be checked on their website.
The registered society Förderkreis Junge Politik e.V. also offers student rooms and flats located in the city center at reasonable costs. Applications can be submitted online and require a student enrolment certificate.
Additional options for accommodation in Berlin include regular flats and flat-sharing and may be searched for on these sites:
Additionally, we recommend to consult the housing ads in the leading local newspapers and magazines such as Berliner Zeitung, Berliner Morgenpost, Tagesspiegel, Zitty and Tip. Also, the central notice boards located at the adult education centers (Volkshochschulen) as well as city libraries and different university buidlings all over town may be useful sources of information when house-hunting.