How can I apply for a room in the residences?
In order to apply you have to complete the application form. The form can be filled out personally at the office or downloaded here. The completed application form can be send via email to the employees of the residence administration.
Who can apply?
All students of the University of Siegen under the age of 35 can apply. You can also apply if you are not enrolled, yet. You can hand in the proof of enrolment later.
Do I need to decide for one specific residence?
No, you can apply for more than one residence. In the field notes you can state your personal favourites.
Are there official deadlines?
No, you can always apply. But it is important to know that, especially at the beginning of the winter semester, many students are looking for housing. Therefore it is better to apply early on.
How is the contract concluded?
Once we received you application we’ll send you a registration number. As soon as a room is available you will receive an offer. You can find the allocation rules (allocation of housing / allocation of housing for students abroad) here. Once you are in Siegen you have to visit the office of the residence administration to conclude the contract and receive all necessary information.
Can I visit the room before renting it?
That is not possible in all cases. You find many photos of all our residences on our website which show the different types of rooms and their furniture.
How and when can I move to my room?
As soon as all formalities are settled you can make an appointment with the caretaker of the residence to move in. You need to present the signed contract upon moving in. Please note: only the caretaker is allowed to hand over the keys!
What do I need to bring?
Most residences are furnished with the basic furniture. All you need to bring is bedding, sheets and linen (or you can buy a set from the caretaker) as well as your own cutlery, plates and pots. You will receive more information from the residence administration when signing the contract.
Can I change my room?
Yes, you can ask the employees of the residence administration for more advice. The form for moving can be found here. There is no cancelation period when you move within our residences. Please note that there is a fee for moving.
How long can I stay?
The maximum rental period is currently 3 years. After that you can ask for an extension of the rental period at the residence administration. Please note that you have to pay small fee for the extension.
When can / should I cancel the contract?
The cancelation period is three full months to the end of each month. So if you want to leave the residence, for example, at the end of March you have to hand in your cancelation by December, 31st. The termination of the contract has to be in written form with signature.
Who pays the broadcasting fee?
You have to pay them yourself. The Studierendenwerk is not allowed to cover the fees for you. Only students who receive state funding (BAföG) can be exempted. How much you have to pay depends on the kind of housing you are living in. You can find more information at www.rundfunkbeitrag.de. You can find some more information here (German / English).
Do I have to register in Siegen?
Yes, you have to register in Siegen. There is a new law since 01.01.2015 which forces all students to register at the citizen office (city hall). You can receive the necessary document from the residence administration.