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In order to apply for a long-term room, you must be enrolled at a Karlsruhe university, have at least a letter of admission, or be a student at another university completing an internship or thesis in Karlsruhe. In order to meet the application deadline, the certificate can also be submitted later. There is also the obligation to rent a long-term room for at least 6 months. If these requirements do not apply to you, you can try to get a short-term room with us.

Please be aware that you can only rent your accommodation from the beginning of the month, this means the deadline for applications is the 15th one and a half months before the start of  your designated move-in month.
(e.g. move-in 1st April, deadline 15th February).

Before you apply, make sure you understand that we are a self-organized student dorm. This means that we, the residents, chose the applicants according to their letter of application and later the personal interview, not by a first come first served principle. The less formal the letter, the better. You don't have to tell us you're superman, just that you're a normal human being that wants a place to live, not just sleep in. If you call us Ma'am or Sir, you clearly haven't read this and we must assume that you don't actually want to be a part of our community.

Please note: Unfortunately, we currently have no or only a very limited number of rooms available in our new building, the Schroff-Kolleg (K6). So the chances of getting a room there are very slim.

In order to apply for a long-term room you have to submit the following documents via our application portal:

  • a casual, not too short(!) letter of application, from which one can see what type of person you are
  • a curriculum vitae in tabular form
  • a recent photo
  • your matriculation certificate or your letter of admission from a university in Karlsruhe
  • if you are doing a thesis or an internship in Karlsruhe, a certificate about it

If you have any questions about applying for a long-term room, check our FAQs first or, if you are still unclear, email our Occupancy Committee at

After your application

After your application, you may be invited to an interview. The interviews take place in groups. In these interviews, we want to get to know you and introduce you to HaDiKo. Usually, these interviews happen to be quite amusing, so you don't have to be afraid.

The date of the admittance interview is fixed. You are not the only applicant who gets invited. The next admittance interview is in the next month.