Studierendenwerk Rostock-Wismar


Changes to cable TV in our residence halls
Changes to cable TV in our residence halls


Changes to cable TV in our residence halls

Due to a change in the law, cable TV will no longer be included in our rental package from July 1, 2024. Would you like to continue watching TV via your cable connection? In this case, you must conclude a contract yourself with a provider of your choice.

Note: Payments to the GEZ must still be made.

We ask for patience in processing requests
We ask for patience in processing requests


Dear student housing residents,

due to an enormously high sickness rate in the Student Housing department, we ask for your patience in processing your requests.

How you can help us: Please contact us exclusively via the tenant portal, as we are currently unable to monitor individual mailboxes.

Thank you for your understanding.

Internet outage dormitories Wismar on 26.01.2022 from 07:00 to 09:00
Internet outage dormitories Wismar on 26.01.2022 from 07:00 to 09:00


Dear students,

on 26.01.2022 an update regarding the internet in the Wismar dormitories is planned. Due to the planned measure, there will be an internet outage in the Wismar dormitories on 26.01.202 in the period from 07:00 to approximately 09:00.

We ask for your understanding.

Your department Student Housing
of the Rostock-Wismar Student Union

Student housing available by email & phone only as of 11/22/2021.
Student housing available by email & phone only as of 11/22/2021.


Dear students,

due to increasing incidences, we have decided to change our on-site personal office hours to phone and email consultations. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. We are still happy to assist you!

You can find your contact persons here: Student Housing Contact Persons

Our office hours:

Tuesday: 09:00 - 12:00 h and 14:00 - 16:00 h
Thursday: 09:00 - 12:00 h and 14:00 - 16:00 h

and by appointment!

Your Student Housing Department
of the Rostock-Wismar Student Union


Important information on moving-in
Important information on moving-in


Dormitory places:

  • All rooms are occupied or on offer.
  • You can apply for a dormitory place at any time via the homepage.
  • It is not possible to apply by phone.
  • However, if you apply now, you will receive a rejection for the start of the rental period on 1.10. (except in Wismar - there are still 25 vacancies, as of 24.09.2021).

Tenants from 1.10.2021:

  • Those who have a place have already received the information about moving in on 1.10. by e-mail (either from the janitor or from the clerk).
  • The info includes a time period in which arrival can be made directly at the residence hall.
  • Individual appointments will not be made for 10/1, but after that they will be - please contact the janitor directly via email.
  • The way to the janitor's office is signposted.
  • The GGG rule applies to move-in. If necessary, tests are available at the dormitories - but this delays the process immensely - so if you come without a test (or 3 G), you will have to wait!
  • Move-ins on weekends are generally not possible!

Corona prevention in the dorms:

  • There are rules and in case of infection a hygiene concept.
  • Most important condition: Whoever is positive MUST report to us, so that we can initiate the measures and prevent a spread in the dormitory.
  • Information about the current hygiene rules will be sent by mail at regular intervals.
  • Please always make sure that we have the current email address and additionally pay attention to notices.
  • Additional note: For international students who have been vaccinated with unapproved vaccines, there is a particularly difficult situation. The resulting issue of free use of Corona tests has now been resolved positively. International students will continue to have access to free testing at federal expense, limited until Dec. 31, 2021.


  • The internal tenant portal is where you can change your information, upload student certificates, view contracts, order damage reports/repairs, and submit renewal, termination, and relocation requests.


Dear students,

there are new entry regulations apply, which are valid for the time being until 30.06.2021.

A maximum of three days before entering Germany you must register here: 

Entry from risk area

If you are entering Germany from abroad and have been in a risk area within the last 10 days before entry, you are generally required to go into quarantine for 10 days after entry. If you have a negative test result upon entry, quarantine is not required.

Entry from a high incidence area

If you are entering Germany from abroad and have been in a high incidence area within the last 10 days prior to entry, you are generally required to go into quarantine for 10 days after entry. Testing to lift quarantine is possible no earlier than 5 days after entry. A rapid antigen test is sufficient, but it must not be a self-test.

Entry from a virus variant area

If you have stayed in a virus variant area within the last 10 days before entering Germany, the quarantine period is 14 days. There is no possibility to shorten the quarantine.

For more information, please click here: Corona entry regulation

Basically, everyone who has a residence permit is allowed to travel. Anyone who only has a visa currently cannot.

Your Student Housing Department of the Studierendenwerk Rostock-Wismar


Current regulations for entry into Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
Current regulations for entry into Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania


Dear students, 

befor moving into one of our student houeses, we want you to note the current regulations for entry into Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The regulations for entry also contain important information for obligations to registrate, take a corona test or quarantine obligations.

You find an overview about the curent regulation in our download section.

Your department student housing of the Studierendenwerk Rostock-Wismar 

No internet connection in Rostocker student halls on February, 20th
No internet connection in Rostocker student halls on February, 20th


Dear tenants, 

due to a necessary technical conversion of our data network there may be no internet connection for three hours in our student houses in Rostock on February, 20th from 6am to 9am. 

We ask for your understanding. 

Your department student housing of the Studierendenwerk Rostock-Wismar

repair orders via internal student hall portal only
repair orders via internal student hall portal only


Dear tenants, 

please note that repair orders must be reported via our internal student hall portal. Fill out the repair request on our internal student hall portal so that we know what needs to be done quickly. We’ll get back to you right away!

In the internal student hall portal we have an overview about all repair orders that need to be done, so that we can take actions more quickly. 

Thanks for your cooperation!

repair order

No office hour on December, 22th
No office hour on December, 22th


Dear students, 

om December, 22th 2020 we will not held our office hours. If you have an urgent matter, please contact our information desk: +49 381 4592-600. From December 23th 2020 to January, 3rd 2021 the Studierendenwerk is closed. 

We are back on January, 4th 2021. We wish you happy holidays. Stay safe! 

Your department student housing

Internal Student Hall Portal
Internal Student Hall Portal


Dear tenants,

since 30th October 2020 we provide an internal student hall portal for you. In the online portal you are able to process various measures around your rental contract. For example:

  • Adjustment of your personal data
  • Upload your enrolment certificate
  • Sending a request to your person of concact
  • Contract extension
  • Cancellation of your contract
  • Request for moving
  • Fill in a repair orders

For the log in to the portal you need you web password, which we have sent you 30th October 2020.

Login to the internal student hall portal

Rules for moving-in
Rules for moving-in


Welcome to our student dormitories!

Due to the corona pandemic you have to follow rules regarding your moving-in. 

General rules

The moving-in is contactless at given times. Cover your mouth and nose in our dormitories (only exception: your own room). Keep the distance of two meters to other persons.

Coming from a risk area, which ist not in Germany:

1. After entering our dormitories you have to go into quarantine for 14 days. Even if the area/country you are coming from is not a risk area anymore. If it was a risk area within the last 14 days, you have to go into quarantine. 

2. Register at the public health department with name, date of birth, address in Rostock, callback number, day of entry and country to:

3. Follow the quarantine rules in accordance with the requirements of the health authority. Stay isolated in your room,use the bathroom and the kitchen only alone and with a mask and disposable gloves. You are not allowed to leave the apartment,so bring enough food with you. Ask your roommates, if they can bring you food. Do a contactless handover! 

Coming from a risk area in Germany and having symptoms: 

In this case, the rules are the same as if you came from a risk area outside of Germany. 

Coming from a non-risk area:

Please wear your mask to protect yourself and your roommates for 14 days after moving-in, when you leave your room. Please use the bathroom and the kitchen/corridor only alone and wear diposable gloves. Show solidarity and respect to other dormitory residents for this special start of the semester. 

If you have any questions, need advice or help you can contact us. We are happy to help:
0381 4592-661

Your department student housing


Branch office of the department student housing in Wismar
Branch office of the department student housing in Wismar


Since 15 June 2020 tenants of the student houses in Wismar can voice their concerns and ask question directly to an employee of the Studierendenwerk in Wismar. Janine Hansen is the person responsible for the student houses in Wismar. She has her office in the student house of Friedrich-Wolf-Straße 23 B). You can make an appointment with her from Monday to Friday 09:00 am to 11:30 am. 

Janine Hansen
Friedrich-Wolf-Straße 23 B)
Phone: 03841 3742671 


Student Housing during the Corona-Crisis: All you need to know
Student Housing during the Corona-Crisis: All you need to know


Dear (future) tenants, 

since the start of the corona crisis you had a lot of questions. Therefore, we collected the most important questions and answers concerning the regulations in our student halls during the crisis. You find them in our FAQ's. 

Do you have further questions?? Do not hesitate to contact our staff

Kind regards

your department Student Housing


Requests regarding student houses via mail only!
Requests regarding student houses via mail only!


Dear students, 

due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 we decided to cancel our personal business hours. Furthermore, we decided today that our colleagues are allowed to work from home. That is why we are with immediate effect available via mail only until further notice. This minimizes the risk for you and our staff of getting in contact with the coronavirus. Please do not hesitate to write a mail, when you have questions. 

We ask for your understanding! 

Your department of student housing

Renovation Erich-Schlesinger-Str. 19
Renovation Erich-Schlesinger-Str. 19


We start to renovate the flats in the dormitory Erich-Schlesinger-Str. 19 with the 4th of September. The kitchens and rooms will be painted and get a new floor. Additionally the rooms will get new energy saving lamps. For further information come to our meeting on 16th of August at 5 p.m. infront of the house. Otherwise you will find detailed information on the foyer or via e-mail!

Contact to the Studentenwerk Rostock, the project is cared by:

Mr Birger Hallgans

St-Georg-Str. 104-107, 18055 Rostock

Tel. 0381 45 92 950


If there are some news about the project the company will give you the information.

Thanks a lot for your understanding.

Studentenwerk Rostock

New bbq- and sports-area Albert-Einstein-Str. 28/29
New bbq- and sports-area Albert-Einstein-Str. 28/29


Since June 2017 we have a new bbq- and sports-area infront of the students residence hall Albert-Einstein-Str. 28/29.

Guideline of Use „barbeque and sports field of the dormitory Albert-Einstein-Str. 28/29”

Welcome to the barbeque and sports field next to the dormitory Albert-Einstein-Str. 28/29. This field is being operated through the Studierendenwerk Rostock-Wismar with the following rules of use:

As long as they follow the given rules, every person is invited to use this field at their own risk  . The field may be used during the following times:

 Mo - Fr: 10am – 10 pm

Sa + So + bank holidays: 10am – 12 pm + 3 pm – 10 pm

Please be considerate of the other residents while using the field and avoid making unnecessary noise (e.g. through loud music, partying etc.).

As a responsible user you have to fulfil all fire - , safety - , tidiness – and legal rules.

If any damages occur while you or your guests use the barbeque and sports field you are held responsible and are to state that at

  • As a user you make sure that:
  • the field is being treated conciliatory and appropriate while using it.
  • all sport activities are carried out in fairness and without any injuries.
  • waste and filth are being collected and disposed of properly by each user.
  • you can only use the barbeque to grill food and that liquid fuel is not allowed.
  • when leaving the field there are no burning coals or ashes left behind.

We would regret if you or your guests would have to be expelled from the field for the violation of the rules or if we’d have to invoice additional charges. For that reason:


Have fun while barbequing and playing, be considerate and avoid injuries!



Documents for city registration - HERE!
Documents for city registration - HERE!


You need the "Wohnungsgeberbescheinigung" for registration office? So, please contact the Tutor of your house or the facility manager. They are allowed to sign the document for you.


One of the first things you should do: 

All students have to register personally at the respective city registration office (Bürgerservice)

within seven days after their arrival.


Look at this:

  • § 13 Meldegesetz (LMG M-V) (Anmeldung)

  • § 17 Meldegesetz (LMG M-V) (Erfüllung der allgemeinen Meldepflicht)

  • § 19 Meldegesetz (LMG M-V) (Auskunftspflicht des Meldepflichtigen)


There are some forms available which you can use...Please ask the Tutor of your house!


Everyone has to pay...also you!
Everyone has to pay...also you!


Since 1 January 2013, there has been a contribution regarding broadcast services. This replaces the former broadcast fees; the former Gebühreneinzugszentrale (Fee Collection Center) has been renamed to ARD ZDF Deutschlandradio Beitragsservice (ARD ZDF German Broadcast Contribution Services).

A flat-rate contribution is charged to every apartment so that, in principle, every household has to pay €17.50 monthly - and this is irrespective of whether any devices in a household are available and/or used. This law ensures that all types of use are covered, including car radio. The fee must be submitted in three-month payments.

To facilitate the handling of the broadcast services contribution, the most important questions from a student’s perspective are answered here (even if it is not possible, of course, for all situations to be represented):

The apartment dweller(s) is (are) liable for the contribution. This shall include every adult person who actually resides there, irrespective of nationality. Since it is inevitable that difficulties in distinguishing might exist, it is strictly regarded that each lessee and all individuals who are registered as tenants are determined to be dwellers in the apartment.

As there are – in the event of shared apartments or residential communities - several tenants, each tenant is jointly and severally liable. This means that, in principle, each and every one of the tenants may be utilized for the payment and must pay the full amount; among each other there is an obligation to pay compensation.

In other words, the more liable inhabitants living in a residential community together, the less the sum to be paid is by each and every individual (on a pro rata basis).

Note:It does not matter if all roommates and/or fellow residents have their own lease

In principle, an apartment is defined in the strict legal sense as any structurally enclosed space unit that is

   suitable for living or sleeping or is used (bathroom and kitchen are not requirements) and

  is accessible via a staircase, an entrance hall, or from the outside by way of private entrance – not via another living space

The following is to be distinguished:

Single apartments are considered individual housing when their way of access departs from a publically accessible corridor, regardless of whether they have a private bathroom or kitchen. Here, every single tenant must pay €17.50 monthly.

Exception: Recipients of federal financial aid have the possibility to exempt themselves from the responsibility of paying. Group homes and residential communities or double apartments are usually recognized in each case as an apartment. According to the principle "One apartment, one contribution", only one person must pay, no matter how many people live there.

It is hereby stated that:

 For each shared apartment, an adult person must be registered and must pay the contribution. The residential community itself may decide by itself who that person should be. All other inhabitants who are possibly still registered, you can (and should!) deregister.

 It may also be the case that an entire residential community happens to be exempt. Namely, this may occur when all inhabitants are qualified for federal financial aid exemption (BaföG, in the case of Germans). In this event, it does not matter who registers under the apartment and deals with the application for exemption.

 In the case that only some tenants meet the conditions for exemption must, then only the other tenants must pay the contribution; the principle of joint and several liability again applies. In the instance, for example, that only one person does not meet the exemption, he or she is unfortunately unlucky in this event and must register and pay the broadcasting contribution for the (complete) apartment. Rooms as part of a “corridor community” (Flurgemeinschaft) i.e., single apartments with a shared kitchen, shared bathroom(s) and a floor access door are generally deemed by the Fee Collection Center as a contributory apartment. The Administrative Court (Hamburger Verwaltungsgericht) is responsible for the initial (but not the final, legally binding) judgement on this. Ultimately, however, it can depend on the individual case...

Tip:It is a worthwhile attempt to first indicate the particular floor as only an “apartment”. However, you should not rely on this; as a precaution, privately lay aside €17.50 per month until the Fee Collection Center later officially acknowledges each floor as an “apartment”.

Rule of Thumb:

Rooms of a student dormitory are designed so that when they resemble a private or shared apartment, only one contribution is required to be paid!

Yes! People eligible for social services - in particular, federal financial aid (BAföG, in the case of Germans) - may be exempted from the duty to pay upon the submission of an application. The exemption shall also be for spouses and officially registered civil partners; in the case of unmarried couples living together, when only one person is exempt from the obligation to contribute, the other person is asked by the Fee Collection Center to submit payment.

The application for exemption must be made in writing. An online form is available at that guides you step-by-step through the application. At the end of entry, the form must be printed and signed, and the required proof must be included (e.g., the current federal financial aid form (BAföG) in the original or certified copy) by post to ARD ZDF Deutschlandradio Beitragsservice in 50656 Köln; for anyone who lives in a residential community, the names of all roommates and housemates must be included.

Note: The exemption and reduction options are listed exhaustively in § 4 of the Broadcast Services Treaty (RBStV). In some rare instances, you may also be exempted in the event of a so-called “hardship case”. This applies in particular to those who do not receive federal financial aid because they exceed the demand limit, though only by less than €17.50.

The contribution is paid per apartment and not per person; if you have several apartments, you also pay in principle several times.

There are no special rules for foreign students, not even for scholarship holders or students in exchange programs (e.g., Erasmus).

The liable residents of residential communities are considered “jointly and severally” liable. This means that the broadcast contribution may be required - though only once, nevertheless completely - by any resident. Whoever “draws the unlucky card” and is thus forced to pay may then ask the other housemates for their share. However, this person must be "chasing" the money and, in the worst case, pay for what is missing.

It becomes more complicated when a floormate is exempt (e.g., by way of federal financial aid) from the obligation to contribute and thus cannot be relied upon.

Example: Consider a residential community consisting of four adult students, one of whom receives some type of federal financial aid (BAföG). In this case there are three contributory people in the apartment. Of these three, one will be decided upon to pay the contribution – the full amount. Now this same individual can demand € 5,83 (one third of €17.50) from the other two contributory residential community members - but only from these two, as the federal financial aid (BAföG) recipient is exempt anyway.

Via the registration authorities, as they provide inventory and initial recording of data of all persons of legal age to the appropriate national broadcasting organizations. These data include name, date of birth, marital status, current and last address, and the day you move into the apartment.

In addition, the apartment owners themselves have the access and duty to notify the relevant national broadcasters.

Note:Indeed the landlord may also be required to provide information concerning the tenants. However, this applies only when it is evidenced that there no other way to determine who lives in a specific apartment, which is likely to be extremely rare.

Each apartment holder must register independently and communicate changes to his or her own data. This can be done via

Exception: This does not apply to residential communities in which another roommate or flatmate is already registered and has paid the premium.

Alarmists can hardly be effective prior to payment. It used to be relatively easy to find one’s way around paying fees because the former Fee Collection Center had to prove that chargeable forms of broadcast (computer, TV, radio, etc.) were present, but one must now prove that not he or she does not even have the opportunity to receive broadcast. In turn, this is almost impossible; the fees must be paid if you are not already exempt (via BAföG, for example).

Warning!Willful or negligent non-contribution is considered a regulatory offense and can be punishable by a fine.

They were never allowed to and must not! Entry into private living spaces is not necessary anyway, as the contribution is indeed applicable regardless of whether or how many devices are available; no checks are required.

Look for further INFORMATION: ARD ZDF German Broadcast Contribution Services (ARD ZDF Deutschlandradio Beitragsservice) either via or by calling their pay hotline on weekdays from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at 01806 999 555 01.