Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg


Dr. Heike Link
Referentin Internationale Studierende

phone: +49 345 55 21535
fax: +49 345 55 27427

Universitätsring 19/20
D-06108 Halle

postal address:
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
International Office
D-06099 Halle

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To ensure that our students feel comfortable during their stay around Halle, not only excellent study conditions are important, but also comfortable accommodation.

Living as international students in Halle

Most local students live either in a dormitory of Studentenwerk Halle, in a shared flat with other students or in an own appartment.

We have summarised information and tips on finding accommodation in the following information sheet:

Information Sheet Housing
HousingDisclaimer_ENG.pdf (101.4 KB)  vom 25.10.2023

Student Administration

One of the cheapest and most popular offers for our international students looking for a room can be found through “Studentenwerk Halle” (Student Administration), which has more than 10 dormitories in Halle. There, the “Wohnheimtutoren” (resident assistants) look after the welfare of international students.

Student dormitory

The Student Administration Halle offers studio apprtments for one or two persons or single rooms in shared flats. The dormitories are spread all over the city of Halle. All rooms are furnished and offer fast internet connection. The monthly rent is about 245 Euros and covers all additional charges.

The application deadlines are:

for exchange students (for example ERASMUS+ - students):

  • for winter term: Juli 15th
  • for summer term: January 31st

for degree-seeking students:

  • for winter term: August 31st
  • for summer term: February 28th

The Student Administration will allocate the rooms in the dormitories in August and in February and will contact you via email.

We highly recommend that you fill in the application for a room in one of the dormitories right after the application form for your study in Halle. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that every international student gets a room in the dormitory.

Residence Hall Advising Team

The Studentenwerk offers a dormitory tutor programme in which students who live in the dormitories themselves help new students to find their way around the dormitory and Halle.

Living in the dormitories of the Studentenwerks: guest- and exchange students
Wohnen im Wohnheim_Checkliste für Gaststudierende_englisch WiSe 23-24.pdf (90.1 KB)  vom 15.06.2023

Living in the dormitories of the Studentenwerk: Degree Seeking Students
Wohnen im Wohnheim_Studis mit Abschluss_englisch WiSe 23-24.pdf (92.1 KB)  vom 15.06.2023

Private housing

Housing Advertisements on the Welcome Portal

The housting advertisments on the Welcome Portal allow students to find and offer rooms and apartments. Students can rent short and long term accommodations, which were posted by other students.

Which costs do I have to consider for living in Halle?


Rents in Halle are low compared to other German cities:

  • The rent for a room in a student dormitory costs between 225 and 360 Euros
  • Other providers may charge higher rents between 250 and 400 Euro depending on location, size, and interior of the flat

Please note: All rooms in the dormitories of Studentenwerk Halle are furnished, rooms in private shared flats are often unfurnished. There is the possibility to rent furnished rooms in a shared flat for part time rent (Zwischenmiete).

Licence Fee

Since January 2013, everyone living in Germany has to pay the licence fee which covers all costs for public broadcast like TV or radio.

ALL local and international students are affected by this regulation - regardless whether they have a TV set / radio or not.

For information and possible exceptions, please refer to the licence fee website.

Der Rundfunkbeitrag - Informationen für Studierende   

For further questions please contact:

ARD ZDF Deutschlandradio   


50656 Köln

Service-Number: 01806 999 555 10* (Mo-Fr 7:00 am - 7:00 pm)

*20 Cents per call from all German networks

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