How do I apply for a room?
You can apply for a room by filling in the form on our webpage.
What about special requests?
If you have a special request, please include them in the comments field of the application form or write us an email to living∂idschools kit edu. The Accommodation Office will get back to you about whether or not your request can be met.
Is there a waiting list?
Yes, there is a waiting list where your inquiry will automatically be put on if there are no rooms available.
What is the difference between a double room and a single room?
Double rooms are equipped with two beds, desks, etc. for two tenants who share one room and one ensuite bathroom. A single room is one room and ensuite bathroom for only one tenant. Both types of rooms share the kitchen and living area.
Is there a minimum period of rent?
Yes, the minimum period of rent amounts to 3 respectively 6 months, depending on the type of your contract. For non-affiliates of the International Department (KIT researchers, other guests), a fee of 100 € is due, should the actual length of stay be less than 3 months. For ID affiliates (students of CBS, KSOP, HECTOR School, ...) the rental period is set to 6 months and cannot be terminated earlier.
Is there a period of notice for terminations?
The period of notice at the International Department is 3 months. This means you have to inform us about moving out at least 3 months prior to leaving. Under exceptional circumstances, the period of notice can be reduced to 4 weeks. If your case is exceptional will be determined by the Accommodation Office.
If you fail to inform us within 4 weeks of moving, your rental contract will be terminated effective at the end of the following month. For this period, regular rental fees are due, even if you choose to vacate your room earlier.
Please note that cancellations are only possible after the minimum rental period is over (three resp. six months, depending on contract type).
How much do the rooms cost?
Students of CBS and KSOP
Single rooms: 545€ to 580€ per month
Double rooms: 340€ to 380€ per month per person
Residents not affiliated with the International Department
Single rooms: 595€ to 630€ per month
Double rooms: 365€ to 405€ per month per person
1-3 bedroom apartments: available upon request
HECTOR and temporary residents
Single rooms: 690€ per module
Double rooms: available upon request
1-3 bedroom apartments: available upon request
What is the room size?
The size of the rooms ranges between 15 and 20 sqm.
What does the rent include?
Apart from the furnished room itself, the rent includes all additional costs (heating, electricity, water) as well as Internet access.
Do I have to pay a deposit?
Yes, a safety deposit is due upon moving in. The amount depends on the room you live in:
Double Rooms 600 €
Single Rooms 800 €
The security deposit has to be paid on the day you move in and it will be reimbursed upon moving out, if the room is a in a good condition.
How can I pay?
Payment options include:
- Direct Debit (Forms available at the Accommodation Office)
- Bank Transfer
If you do not own a bank account:
- Cash or Card payments at the Accommodation Office
Furniture and Equipment
Are the rooms furnished?
Yes, the rooms are fully furnished. Each room is equipped with a bed, a desk, an office chair and storage options. Bedding, bed linen and sheets are also included. The bathrooms are equipped with everything necessary as well.
Do I have internet access?
Yes, you can connect your PC to the dormitory network. Please note that you have to bring your own LAN cable and give us the MAC-address of your device. A Wi-Fi connection can unfortunately not be provided.
Can I set up my own router/Access Point?
No, you may not set up your own router.
Is there a telephone/SAT-TV connection?
A stationary telephone has to be applied for at the Deutsche Telekom (German Telecom) or any other telephone company. All costs must be paid by the tenant.
Are there private/shared/en-suite bathrooms?
Single rooms have private en-suite bathrooms complete with toilet, shower and sink. Apartments and double rooms have shared bathrooms with the same equipment as stated above.
Are there any cooking facilities?
Yes, each floor or area has a spacious, shared living and dining area that includes a fully equipped kitchen. Here you will find everything you need: Fridges, oven and stove, dishes and cutlery, pots and pans etc.
Are there any washing facilities?
Yes, several washing machines and dryers are available for use in the Laundry Room on the ground floor. The washing machine and dryer costs 1,80 € per load. Please note that the pay box does not give change, so make sure you pay the exact amount needed.
Is there a cleaning service?
Yes, the ID cleaning staff cleans communal areas. Still, keeping rooms, kitchens and shared spaces is considered every tenant’s duty and is taken very seriously by residents as well as management.
Can I smoke in my room?
Every kind of smoking is strictly forbidden inside the entire building (this includes terraces and balconies). Please smoke only in designated areas and check for “No smoking” signs first.
Can I bring my pet(s) with me?
No, keeping pets is generally forbidden.
When do I sign the contract?
As soon as you know when you will arrive in Karlsruhe, please schedule an appointment with our office by sending an email to living∂idschools kit edu. The Accommodation Office will then contact you for an appointment, during which all formalitites of moving in will be processed. Usually, this takes place on the day of your move.
When can I move in?
For moving in, you need an appointment with Room Management (see “When do I sign the contract?”). Generally, moving in is possible between 9am and 5pm on weekdays. Moving in on weekends or holidays is only possible in exceptional situations. Please contact the Accommodation Office to work out the details.