• The International Center can assist exchange students to find accommodation upon request. This is either in student Halls of Residence or, in Schwenningen only, also in private accommodation. (Please note that only a limited number of rooms are available in the student Halls of Residence.
  • Students in a Master's programme or the International Business Management Bachelor's programme will receive assistance in finding accommodation from the relevant programme coordinator in the faculty.

Student Halls of Residence

There are Halls of Residence in Furtwangen and Schwenningen run by Student Services Freiburg and by private companies.

Halls of ResidenceOperated by Student Services in Furtwangen


230 flats (approx 15m²), 36 shared 2/3 bedroom flats, furnished/internet and cable incl./all rooms equipped with basic kitchen and bathroom facilities/rent c. €240/mth

Albert-Schweizer-Haus76 individual rooms, approx. 11- 16m²/furnished/internet and cable included/communal kitchen and bathroom facilities/rent c. €240/mthwebsiteFurtwangen
  • Both Halls of Residence are within 10 minutes walk of the university.
  • The rooms for exchange students are furnished and have internet connection.
  • In addition there are common rooms, a library, computers and washing machines.
  • Bedding is supplied. Some dishes can be borrowed from the International Center or they can be bought cheaply in a local supermarket.
  • The minimum rental period is a complete semester (= 6 months). In the summer semester this is from March to August, in the winter semester this is from September to February.
  • The rent (c. €240/mth) must be paid throughout the complete rental period. A deposit of €400 must be paid before arrival.
Halls of ResidenceOperated Privately in Furtwangen
Ehemaliges Schwesternwohnheim
am Krankenhaus
Luisenstr. 18
9 flats with 4-6 rooms (19-26m²), each with 2 bathrooms, a shared kitchen and a common room, €240-275 incl. utilities, furnished flats - €10 extrawebsite
26 rooms w/ bath or shower, kitchen
or some as shared flats.
furnished / incl. cable and internet
Shared Student Flats Marktplatz10 flats (2-5 rooms) directly next to auditorium, fitted kitchen and shower/bath, internet, almost completely furnished, 42 rooms in total, rent including utilities €220-250/mthwebsiteFurtwangen
Studentenwohnheim Unterallmendstraße (at I-Building)3 flats, 5 room sizes, w/bath, washing machine, kitchen, dishwasher, incl. cable and internetwebsiteFurtwangen
Wohngemeinschaft-Wohnheim WG-Aral3 flats, ten minutes walking distance from uniwebsiteFurtwangen
DreiGe-Wohnheim (former hospital)58 rooms (9 x 2 sharing a 2-bedroom flat / 10 x 4 sharing a 4-bedroom flat), partially-furnished, laundrette in basement, incl. satellite TV and internet websiteFurtwangen
Integrative Shared Flat Rooms for disabled and non-disabled students, close to campus, organised by Bruderhaus-Diakonieemail
Tel. 07657 910730
Shared Student Flats Marktplatz 1211 flats, unfurnished rooms in 2 shared flats with kitchen, dishwasher, bathroom, washing machine and dryer, internet.websiteFurtwangen
Halls of ResidenceOperated by Student Services in Schwenningen
Schramberger Straße29 Zimmer mit Waschbecken, ca. 13 qm, möbliert, WLAN incl., 185 EuroemailSchwenningen
Halls of ResidenceOperated Privately in Schwenningen
Student housing in Austraße 827 individual flats, rent incl. utilities: €255-355/mth, laundry facilities, dryer, parking and bikestand, furnished, phone, internet and TV connectionemailSchwenningen
Student housing in Bürkstraße 3930 x individual flats, 3 x 5-bedroom shared flat, 3 x 4-bedroom shared flat, rent incl. utilities: €175-230/mth, furnished, phone, internetwebsiteSchwenningen
Neckar apartments Bergstraße 6+8Single and double flats, furnished, for 79 people in total, €250-410/mth plus utilities of €83-100/mth, cable TV and internetwebsiteSchwenningen
Students Lake House
Hermann-Rupp-Str. 1+4
Brühlstraße 92
Single and shared flats, furnished, from 20m², from €350/mth including utilities, internet, washing machine, dryer, bikestand, TV connectionwebsiteSchwenningen

Private accommodation

Of course it is also possible to rent a single room or to live in a shared apartment and many students do this. Rents vary depending on the location, the furnishings and what is included in the rent. Normally they are not furnished and are more expensive than Halls of Residence.

Student Services Freiburg (Studierendenwerk Freiburg - SWFR) can also help you find private accommodation in Furtwangen and Schwenningen. You can also find accommodation through the local newspapers, the Südkurier and the Schwarzwälder Bote.

As there are no student Halls in Tuttlingen, only private accommodation can be organized and the International Center is happy to help you with this. In Tuttlingen there is also an Accommodation Search internet site set up by the town especially for students.

Student Services Freiburg Accommodation Service

Contact for Furtwangen
Studierendenwerk Freiburg
Jürgen Landenberger
Schreiberstr. 12 - 16
79098 Freiburg
Telephone: 0761 2101-204
Email: landenberger(at)swfr.de

Contact for Villingen-Schwenningen 
Studierendenwerk Freiburg
Außenstelle Villingen-Schwenningen
Birgit Tabor
Karlstr. 19
78054 Villingen-Schwenningen
Telephone: 07720 9932245
Email: tabor(at)swfr.de

Important Information

The minimum rental period is one complete semester (= 6 months). In the summer semester this is from March to August, in the winter semester this is from September to February.

The rent must be paid throughout the complete rental period and a deposit must be paid at the time of reservation.

When you first arrive in Germany, you must register your address with the local town hall and they must also be informed of a change of address within 10 days if you change flats even if the move is within the same town.