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Helmut-Schmidt-Studierendenhaus Kobestraße 2 • 20457 Hamburg

The modern new building in the Hafencity has capacity to house 128 students. The bright rooms are modern, timeless, and have a neutral colour scheme. Along with lots of storage space, there is also ample space for your own ideas and touches.

The Helmut Schmidt student residence in Hamburg’s Hafencity has a central location, within easy walking distance of the HafenCity Universität and Überseequartier U-Bahn (metro) stations (line U4), and bus connections. The residence is close to various universities, the downtown area and hip, trendy districts.


Studierendenwerk Hamburg


128 Places

Rent deposit

The required deposit is calculated as follows:
monthly rents up to 300 EUR = 300 EUR deposit
monthly rents up to 400 EUR = 400 EUR deposit
monthly rents up to 600 EUR = 600 EUR deposit
monthly rents up to 800 EUR = 800 EUR deposit

Guests do not pay a deposit, but a key security deposit of 50 EUR is payable as well as a final cleaning charge of 25 EUR if necessary.

Internet access


TV connection


Shared facilities

Container bar
Bike garage
Self-service laundry

Shopping and infrastructure (supermarket, post office, bank, etc.)

It’s only a few minutes to the nearest supermarket, bakery and kiosk, moreover, shopping facilities around Mönckebergstraße at Jungfernstieg are only two U-Bahn stops away.

Recreation and culture

The river Elbe, the harbour, the Speicherstadt warehouse district, and the cultural offers of the downtown area are nearby.

Special deals for international students

Make the commencement of your studies in Hamburg easier and organise your accommodation in Hamburg already from your home country: All you need to do is book the Studierendenwerk’s service package, thus benefiting from transparent costs and a focus on your studies (rather than on the search of accommodation) right from the start.

What does the Service Package include?
- A guaranteed accommodation at the beginning of the winter semester (beginning 1 September or 1 October)
- A furnished room in one of our halls of residence
- Support from our student welcome tutors

What are the conditions?
- You are an international student/freemover.
- You want to organise your international studies already from your home country.
- You pay our security deposit as well as three monthly rents in advance.
- The minimum rental period is six months – the contract cannot be terminated prior to this period.

The number of Service Packages is limited and they will be issued based on the order of the bookings. There are no more Service Packages available for the winter semester 2019/20120.

Additional information

Short-term rental rooms with a higher price and additional services are offered to students needing a room for less than six months. These are allocated by the Zentrale Kurzzeitvermietung (

Last update: 09-2019

Single room in flat share of four or five


Size: approx. 14 square metres
Equipment: furnished, two bathrooms and a kitchen are shared by four to five persons. Shared balcony


370 up to 400 EUR / month


No information on room availability

Studio apartment


Size: approx. 20 square metres
Equipment: furnished, private bathroom, private kitchenette


370 up to 400 EUR / month


No information on room availability

Standard application procedure

Application requirements

Admission is granted to German and international students who are enrolled at one of the universities in Hamburg, as well as students attending the Hamburg Conservatorium in Blankenese and a preparatory course at the Studienkolleg (individuals, couples and families).

Application deadline

Applications can be sent in at the earliest three months before your chosen date for moving in.


You can fill in the application form online. Online application for admission You can also pick up the application form from the information centre for accommodation (Info-Zentrum Wohnen) or print it out. Please send the completed form together with a photograph to the Studierendenwerk Hamburg, Von-Melle-Park 2, 20146 Hamburg, Germany.

Please note: The online application for admission does not apply to exchange/programme students. Please contact your coordinator at your home university.

Erasmus or central exchange students

It is strongly recommended to apply for one of the rooms set aside for Erasmus and central exchange students in the student dormitories as it is very difficult to find affordable housing in Hamburg on your own. Please contact your programme coordinator in Hamburg and request a housing application form.

Please note that as an exchange student, you may not apply directly to Studierendenwerk Hamburg for a dorm room. Please also note that the deadline for Erasmus and central exchange student housing offers is approximately three to four months before the semester starts.

Additional information

You can apply for up to three buildings or for all buildings together. If you apply for all buildings, you will increase your chances of quickly receiving accommodation.

Beratungszentrum Wohnen
Grindelallee 9
2nd floor
20146 Hamburg
Telephone: +49 40 41 90 22 68
Fax: +49 40 41 9 02 62 74

Consultation hours
Mo-Tue, Thu-Fr 9.30am-12.00pm
Tue, Thu 2.00-4.00pm

Telephonic consultation hours
Mo, Tue, Thur 9.00am-4.00pm
Fr 9.00am-1.00pm


Helmut-Schmidt-Studierendenhaus Kobestraße 2
20457 Hamburg

Tel. +49 404 19 02 26 4

Operator: Studierendenwerk Hamburg Contact via email Visit website

Nearest stop/station (public transportation): HafenCity Universität (U4)
Überseequartier (U4)

Last update: 09-2019

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