Accommodation in Kassel

1. Booking a place in the REMENA room contingent:

Finding private accommodation in Kassel can be quite difficult, so we offer a limited number of reserved rooms for our REMENA students within the student dorms. Students should bindingly confirm to us and the Studierendenwerk that they wish to stay in one of these rooms as early as possible, as these rooms follow the first book, first serve principle. The rooms run at ca. 315 € per month and a non-negotiable 6-month contract.

Additonal costs:

  • The monthly price of the room excludes a 200 € security deposit. The rooms include a pillow and blanket, but no linen. Starter kits including linen and cutlery can be viewed here, if you do not wish to bring your own bed linen.

  • Additional monthly fees include the broadcasting contribution fees that every household in Germany has to pay. They consist of 17,50 € per month and more information can be found here.

  • Most student dorms (with the exception of 3 locations) only have an Ethernet internet connection instead of wireless internet. Therefore, laptops can only be connected to the internet via cable in the rooms. To ensure a wireless connection in the rooms students will have to lease a router for 50 €, of which 40€ will be reimbursed upon return of the router.

In addition to bindingly confirming to us, students will also still need to apply online for a room with the Studierendenwerk before January 30, 2019.

TODO: As the rooms are given by the "first book, first serve" principle it is highly recommended to send as early as possible

a) the booking request and

b) create an online application in the data-base.

Important: Make sure to reply to the automatic email you will receive at regular intervals asking you whether you are still in need of accommodation. Always click "yes" and stipulate that you still require a room, otherwise your name could be deleted from the list.

2. Student Vouchers

Alternatively, students also have the opportunity of choosing a so-called "student voucher". This has to be booked via the Studierendenwerk. The earlier it is booked, the cheaper it is. The following fees include the rent for six months and are subject to the indicated conditions:

Fees

Conditions

2000.- Euro

Booking latest 31.12. for the summer term or 30.06. for the winter term, furnished room in Kassel including bed linen and cookware, accident insurance

2300.- Euro

Booking latest 31.01. for the summer term or 31.07. for the winter term, furnished room in Kassel including bed linen and cookware, accident insurance

2600.- Euro

Booking latest 28.02. for the summer term or 31.08. for the winter term, furnished room in Kassel including bed linen and cookware, accident insurance

If you apply later than 4 weeks before the start of the semester, no guarantee can be given for the provision of a room in Kassel. More information can be found here: https://www.studierendenwerk-kassel.de/en/wohnen/wissenswertes/student-voucher/. This option is booked by reaching out to Ms. Otto, whose details can be found on the linked page.