There are more than 3930 rooms and apartments in student dormitories. There are family apartments for single student parents and families. You can receive more information at the information centres or at the dormitory administration:
Marstallhof 1-5, 69117 Heidelberg.
Opening hours: Wednesday 12.30pm to 15.30pm and Friday 9am to 12 noon
At the student services office you can also receive information on student dormitories of other providers or private offers.
Phone: 06221/ 9 02 70
To be able to rent a flat from the GGH Heidelberg, you need to have a certificate of eligibility for public accommodation (Wohnberechtigungsschein), which you can apply for at the city's administrative offices or at the Wohngeldstelle (housing benefit office) (see below).
The State provides housing benefits if certain requirements are met:
- Applicants do not receive BAföG (e.g. during leave of absence for reason of pregnancy or childcare). Student couples (married) are eligible for housing benefit if one of the parents does not receive BAföG. Parent students normally receive housing benefits unless the child is a BAföG recipient himself/herself.
- Independent housekeeping: You have your own household.
- Income: The amount of housing benefits further depends on the number of family members in the household, the total income of the family (including salary, orphans’ pension and alimony payments) and the rent to be subsidised. The family income may be reduced by certain exemptions and tax allowable expenses.
Further information and model calculations can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit).
Citizens' phone service (Bürgertelefon): 030 18300-3060 Mo to Fr 9.00–12.00am
Application forms are available at the city's administrative offices and will also be forwarded to the relevant authorities.
Phone: 06221 58-38710 - 19
Fax: 06221 58-39991
See also Student Services Office or Family Service of Heidelberg University.