ICAMS / Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation

Accomodation

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On the following websites you find lots of tips and information about studying and living in Bochum and the Ruhr area.

The International Office of the Ruhr-University provides support for foreign students and researchers.

Further information can be obtained from the Central Office for Student Counseling (Studienbüro).

Student rooms are located in the vicinity of the Ruhr-University. The Academic Support Group (AKAFÖ) offers apartments and rooms from EUR 150,- to EUR 300,- per month. Furthermore there is the possibility to rent a room in a private hostel. The living expenses amount to approximately EUR 600,- per month in total.

Most student houses have long waiting lists (6-12 months) and if you are too late, you have no chance to get a room with them. It is possible to apply for accommodation although you don’t know if you will be accepted for the Master course. Therefore you should apply for the accommodation at the same moment as you apply for the Master’s programme. If you get admitted you have to contact the responsible persons of the student houses. They will tell you what to do next and if you have to hand in any documents. If you don’t get admitted for the Master’s course, your application for accommodation will be rejected automatically.

If you know the date on which you are arriving in Bochum, make an appointment with your future landlord, so that when you arrive, you can directly sign the contract and move into your new home. If you want to move houses later, you usually have to cancel the contract. The cancellation period differs. Usually you have to cancel the contract 1-3 months in advance. At certain student houses you can only move out at certain times (e.g. after the semester finished). Please check the cancellation period of your contract. If you are unsure what kind of cancellation period you have, ask a German to translate that clause for you.

Student houses of AKAFÖ

The student union AKAFÖ offers apartments and single rooms in 18 different student houses.

Information about the student houses of AKAFÖ:

http://www.akafoe.de/en/accomodation/

Application form:

https://whbewerbung.akafoe.de/ipack3/index.html#home

Please note: The AKAFÖ will send you a confirmation after you registered. Afterwards, you will get sent a link via E-mail on a regular basis to check whether you’re still interested in a room. Be mindful of the fact that if you do not react to the link within a timely fashion, you will be removed from the waiting list. However, the application is only a registration and does not guarantee that you will get a room at AKAFÖ.
As soon as there is a room available for you, the AKAFÖ will reach out to you with an offer.

Private Student Houses

There are several private student houses and you have to apply for each separately. You can usually apply online. Most forms are in German. If you don’t understand German, call the contact person or write them an email. The application is only a registration and does not guarantee that you will get a room at the student house you applied at. Please call them one or two days after you registered and ask whether you will have a chance to get a room.

Martin-Luther-King-Haus
Schlüterweg 2 – 4
44799 Bochum
Tel.:+49(0)234-38 53 85

E-Mail:
buero@foerderungswerk.eu

Internet:
www.king-haus.de

Holder:
non-profit, protestant

Contact person:
Lars Relitz

Office hours:
Tue and Fri 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p. m.
Wed 3 – 5 p. m.

68 single rooms 12 m², 160 EUR / 21 m²,
217 EUR

Roncalli-Haus des
Studentenheimbauvereins
Bochum e.V.

Laerheidestraße 28
44799 Bochum
Tel: +49(0)234-3 86 00
E-mail:
info@roncalli-haus-bochum.de
Internet:
https://en.roncalli-haus-bochum.de/
Holder:
non-profit, catholic

Contact person:
Barbara Weiser

Office hours:
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 9.00 – 11.00 a. m.
Tue 5.00 – 7.00 p. m.

155 single rooms 12 m², 185 EUR

RosaParks-Haus
Laerheidestraße 10
44799 Bochum
Tel.:
+49(0)234-3 86 51
+49(0)234-38 37 00

E-Mail:
buero@foerderungswerk.eu

Internet:
www.parks-haus.de

Holder:
non-profit, protestant

Contact person:
Lars Relitz

Office hours:
Tue and Fri 9.00 a. m. – 1.00 p. m.
Wed 3 – 5 p. m.

148 single rooms 11 m², 165 EUR
16 apartments 30 m², 290 EUR

Studentenwohnheim des
ökumenischen Studienwerkes

Girondelle 78b
44799 Bochum
Tel.: +49(0)234-9 38 82 47
Fax: +49(0)234-9 38 82 60

E-Mail:
wohnheim@studienkolleg-bochum.de
Internet:
www.studienkolleg-bochum.de

Holder:
non-profit, protestant

Contact person:
Frau Vörstel

Office hours:
Mo., Fr. 9.00 – 11.00 a. m.
Tue 3.00 – 4.00 p. m.
Wed 1.00 – 2.00 p. m.

81 single rooms, 12 m², 185 EUR
9 double rooms, 289 EUR

Studentenhaus Laerholzstraße
Laerholzstraße 21,
44801 Bochum
Tel.: +49(0)234-70 54 48
Fax: +49(0)234-9 70 58 03

E-mail:
vermietung@laerholzstrasse21.de
Internet:
www.studentenhaus-laerholzstrasse.de
Holder:
non-profit

Contact person:
Frau Pietzonka & Frau Schach

Office hours:
Mon, Wed 9.00 a. m. – 1.00 p. m.
Thu 9.00 a. m. – 4.00 p. m.

92 apartments, from 230 EUR

Wohnheim im Kirchenforum
Querenburger Höhe 293,
44801 Bochum
Tel.: +49(0)234 97 19 44 5
Fax: +49(0)23470 20 07
Holder:
non-profit, protestant

Contact person:
Elfi Drees

Office hours:
Tue 10 – 12 a. m.

11 apartments, from 200 EUR
13 apartments, from 370 EUR

Alternative ways to find accommodation

www.studenten-wg.de

www.wg-gesucht.de