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Akademische Burse • Goßlerstraße 13 • 37073 Göttingen
"Die Akademische Burse" is located on the east of the campus and offers a total of 170 accommodations. The listed old building has a characteristic square shape with a large courtyard. The individual building parts were built one after each other, resulting in a wide variety with regard to furnishing, accommodation types, character and size of the rooms in the various sections.
400 EUR for a single housing unit, minimum 600 EUR for a family flat
Duration of housing
The normal period of occupancy is eight semesters. The rental period for family flats will be agreed on a per flat basis.
Library, fitness room, photo lab, student residence bar, chimney room, table tennis room, washing machine room and dryer, bicycle room, parking lots
Shopping and infrastructure (supermarket, post office, bank, etc.)
Canteen just across the street
Recreation and culture
State and University Library (SUB): one minute
Inner city: five minutes
Special deals for students with children / families
Almost all flats have a playground just outside the door and are situated close to child day care centres and schools.
The Studentenwerk operates six daycare centres. Please find more information here.
Waiting time for a place in the student residence: 6-24 months
2-person group flat
Size: 56-74 square metres, furnished
545 up to 557 EUR / month
30-43 square metres, furnished, walk-through room
381 up to 388 EUR / month
13-29 square metres, furnished, five single apartments with own kitchenette, all other apartments with communal kitchen
206 up to 353 EUR / month
8-24 square metres, furnished
154 up to 287 EUR / month
Two-room flat for couples
35-43 square metres, furnished, walk-through room
418 up to 471 EUR / month
Standard application procedure
Students of the University of Göttingen, students of certain departments in Göttingen of the HAWK Hildesheim/ Holzminden, students of the Göttingen private Universities of Applied Sciences and the students of the University of Kassel's consecutive Master's Programm "Sustainable International Agriculture" in cooperation with the University of Göttingen, are eligible for student housing.
Apply as early as possible because the rooms are allocated in accordance with the waiting list. The earlier your application is received by the Studentenwerk, the greater the likelihood of you getting a room. With your application you are under no obligation, i.e. you can withdraw your application at any time, be put back on the waiting list, or move to a different type of accommodation. After moving in please hand in your Certificate of Enrolment i.e. you can apply without a Letter of Admission from the university and a Certificate of Enrolment.
You can apply online. You then receive a confirmation link per e-mail which you must click on. Only then the Studentenwerk can put you onto the waiting list. Only one application can be sent. Double applications will not be considered and will be deleted.
After the waiting time has expired you receive an offer of a room. After signing and sending back the "Declaration of Acceptance" the rental agreement is legally valid. You do not receive any further acknowledgement of receipt. The tenancy agreement will be signed in the hostel administration office at the relevant hostel on collection of the keys.
Exchange students (e.g. Erasmus-/ Exchange programme)
If you are an Erasmus+ and partnership student or a double degree (dual-enrolment) or Erasmus Mundus student, you can apply directly for a room in a student dormitory with the university's Accommodation Service. Studentenwerk offers a limited number of rooms for the students enrolled in these programmes at the University of Göttingen. For these students it is not possible to apply directly to the Studentenwerk for housing.
More information regarding the application procedure and available room types can be found here. Additionally, you can access the registration form on this page.
Exchange students cannot apply online. Please refer to the Accommodation Service of the International Office (Göttingen International) of the University of Göttingen.
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