Students who enter the State of Brandenburg by land, sea or air from abroad and who have stayed in a risk area within 14 days prior to entry (see risk areas) are obliged to go directly to suitable accommodation immediately after entry and to stay there permanently for a period of 14 days after entry. You will find further information in the press release of the Federal Ministry of the Interior.
Since the residence halls of the Studentenwerk Potsdam are shared accommodations, the ordered quarantine period CANNOT be spent there. The reason for this is an incalculable risk of infection of the roommates by the COVID-19 virus.
In this case, please look for suitable accommodation outside the halls of residence. If you are not registered in Potsdam, please use your primary residence directly!
You have already signed a rental agreement with us? Then please contact your responsible clerk.
For this we need a confirmation from the respective health authority (contacts: see below) that no domestic quarantine is necessary. This exemption from quarantine will be confirmed if:
"...you submit a medical certificate in German or English to the competent authority (here health authority) immediately after entry, confirming that there are no indications of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The medical certificate must be based on a molecular biological test for the presence of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which was carried out in a member state of the European Union or another state published by the Robert Koch Institute and carried out no more than 48 hours before entry into the Federal Republic of Germany". (see:Ordinance on the quarantine measures of the Land Brandenburg; valid until 16.08.2020)
The test can often be taken after arrival at the airport.
If you have already been in Germany or Brandenburg 14 days before moving in, please provide us with written proof. The same applies to quarantine already passed.
IMPORTANT: Without a quarantine certificate or confirmation from the health authorities no rental contracts will be concluded!
Contact health authorities:
General entry information:
Apply as soon as possible if you are planning to study in Potsdam, Brandenburg an der Havel or in Wildau – even if you have not yet been admitted. A cancellation is possible until the conclusion of the contract.
Am I eligible? Find out in our procurement directive!
The earlier we receive your application, along with your admission/study certificate, the better are your chances of finding a place. If you are flexible in the choice of housing and living arrangements, your chances will increase.
Please understand that we cannot provide any concrete information here and please refrain from making enquiries.
If you are not eligible, you will only have a chance of a temporary rental agreement if there is free capacity. As a rule of thumb, this is more likely to be the case in the summer semester, as the demand for a place in one of our dormitories is very high during the winter semester.
After we have received your admission/study certificate, you will receive an offer according to the order of your application, provided that places in a dormitory become available.
For Potsdam the process of allocation begins in August, for Brandenburg an der Havel and Wildau in July.
Generally, your application is only valid during the semester, you have signed in for. If you want to pursue your application in the following semester/semesters, you have to apply again every semester.
Yes, if you:
The application expires at the end of the respective semester at the latest and has to be filed again, if you are still interested.
Yes, please send us an e-mail with your applicant number if you are no longer in need! This will enable us to assign the accommodation to other students as quickly as possible. Cancellation is no longer possible if you have already signed the rental agreement.
The deposit is currently 300 Euro and does not bear interest during the rental period.
You sign the rental agreement at the office of your person responsible at the headquarters of the Studentenwerk. You receive information on the date and procedure by email. It is not possible to send the rental agreement by post or email.
There are no additional charges on operational costs!
Not included: Internet use (separate registration at the university necessary) and TV license fee
Room handover: Monday to Friday, from 7.00 to 15.30.
If the rental agreement starts on a Saturday, Sunday or a public holiday, the room cannot be handed over until the next working day. As a rule, it is not possible to move in early, as the rooms are rented out until the last day of the previous month.
Every tenant is obliged to provide a direct debit mandate. The monthly rent is due on the first day of the month. The Studentenwerk must receive the payment on the third day of the month at the latest.
Yes, a short-term rental with a duration of at least one month and less than one semester (6 months) is possible. A monthly charge of 30 euros applies for all short-term leases.
You may only sublet your room with the approval of the Studentenwerk Potsdam:
General Terms and conditions of rental (§ 16)
Subletting must be applied for in writing (informally) and is limited to a maximum of two semesters.
Only subtenants who meet the requirements of the Studentenwerk Potsdam's procurement directive will be accepted.
Procurement directive (EN)
Subletting is only possible if you temporarily live somewhere else during your studies (e.g. semester abroad, compulsory internship) and for a remaining period of time until the end of the contract (when the contract is terminated). Illegal subletting and subletting with the intention of making a profit (rent surcharge) always lead to termination of the tenancy.
Due to high demand, the chances of moving to another hall of residence during the semester are quite low. It is not possible to move at the start of a new semester. For moving requests, please use online relocation application form.
No. The rental agreement and the enrolment do not depend on each other. Provisions on the duration of the contract or the possibility of termination are stated in the rental agreement or in the general terms and conditions of rental.
Please inform the Studentenwerk immediately in writing when you are no longer eligible to student housing.
The Studentenwerk must always receive notice of termination in writing, including the tenant's signature.
The Studentenwerk balances the accounts with regard to the deposit 6 months after the end of the rental relationship at the latest. A positive balance of the deposit account will be transferred to the account specified by the tenant.
Please make an appointment with the caretaker of your residence. The preliminary inspection should take place approx. 14 days before the end of the rental agreement. The room must be handed over at the latest by 10 am on the last working day before the end of the rental agreement in an orderly, tidy and re-rentable condition.
Yes, but the new tenant must have registered early and be eligible for student housing.
Please file a report to the Studentenwerk or the caretaker immediately stating the reason. You must bear additional costs for the replacements or for cylinder changes.
During office hours you can consult the caretaker for door openings. Outside office hours, please call the emergency key service. You will find the contact on the notice board.
For spare keys a written request must always be sent to the person responsible under indication of the reason. Only if there is an important reason (e.g. in cases of child care, disabilities or need for long-term care after a disease) a second key can be made available.
Yes. Visitors can stay with you for free for up to 14 days within a period of six months (all visiting days are counted together).
In case of an extended visit, your visitor can live in your room for an additional monthly fee of 60 Euros after inspection and approval, provided that your visitor is enrolled as a student as well. For non-students this fee is 90 Euros.
No. You are not allowed to remove or relocate furniture from the Studentenwerk inside or outside the residence halls.
For reasons of hygiene and the protection of animals it is not allowed to keep pets in residence halls. Exceptions are made for small animals such as birds, hamsters, ornamental fish etc., which have to be kept appropriately.
You are not allowed to connect washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, heating and cooling appliances yourself. You will find washing machines and tumble dryers in the cellar of your hall of residence – they can be used for a fee.
An internet connection can only be provided by the respective university service provider (e.g. ZIM of the University of Potsdam) in a separate contract based on the existing LAN connections. Also it is not possible to feed-in other services (e.g., cable TV etc.) due to the limited capacities.
Smoking is prohibited in all staircases, hallways, common rooms and shared kitchens as well as in the sanitary facilities. The respective tenant will be charged for damages caused by smoking within the room / apartment.