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FAQ

General

How many rooms are on one floor?

There are 15 rooms on each corridor. Exceptions are K2, which has only 13 rooms, or 14 rooms in the new P wing, one corridor in K1, which has 10 rooms, and K6 with 14 or 16 rooms per corridor.

How about the kitchen and the sanitary facilities?

On each corridor there is a kitchen with enough cooking facilities, refrigerators and compartments for each corridor resident. Further, there are two or three toilets and two showers on each corridor. In house K3 there are washing machines in the basement, which can be used dormitory-wide. Many corridors also have their own washing machines.

In K6, on the other hand, all rooms have their own shower and toilet.

Are there motor vehicle parking spaces?

The HaDiKo has parking spaces that can be purchased at the beginning of the semester. Otherwise, there are parking spaces in the surrounding area where you can park your car for free.

Can I extend my room as an exchange student?

If your original period of residence is about 6 months (roughly one semester), you can extend your room for another semester. In order to do so, you have to contact the responsible exchange officer 2 months before your regular move-out date.

If you want to stay longer in HaDiKo, you should check if you are qualified for a long-term room and apply for a long-term room accordingly. If it is only a matter of a few months, a short-term room may also be an option.

When will my room be confirmed?

You will receive an acceptance for a room within the next 1-2 days after the admission interview. The BA usually consults for this immediately afterwards. It is customary for HaDiKo residents to show applicants the dormitory (grounds, common rooms, possibly also their own hallway) so that applicants can also get a visual impression.


Before application

Can I hand my matriculation certificate in later? 

As a first-year student, you usually do not have a certificate of enrollment yet. Therefore, it is clear that you can also submit this later. It is also possible for a freshman to apply early in September - for us, the intention to be able to study here in Karlsruhe is sufficient.

Is it possible for students not studying in Karlsruhe to apply for a room? 

Only students enrolled at a university in Karlsruhe and students of a cooperative university whose practice is located in Karlsruhe can move in permanently (for six months or more).
Furthermore, students who are enrolled at another university can also move in permanently if they complete an internship or their final thesis in Karlsruhe. 

Depending on the housing market situation, there are some rooms that are allocated on a monthly basis. Please also read the information for applying for short-term rooms.

How does the re-move-in without an interview word?

We need to reserve a room for you, so you only need to contact us at least six weeks before your planned move-in date, which is before the time we invite for the intake interview (because we determine how many people we can invite for the intake interview based on the available rooms).


After application

Can I see the current status of my application?

You will be notified as soon as the status of your application changes.

Do I need to come to the admission interview?

If you live about 500km away from Karlsruhe, you do not have to come to the admission interview, but have the possibility to write a so-called remote application. This means that you have to write an especially detailed application, which allows us to get to know you without an admission interview. So let your creativity run free, decorate your application with pictures and send it to us.

When do I get a confirmation for a room?

You will receive an acceptance for a room within the next 1-2 days after the admission interview. The BA usually consults for this immediately afterwards. It is customary for HaDiKo residents to show applicants the dormitory (grounds, common rooms, possibly also their own hallway) so that applicants can also get a visual impression.


After commitment

What if the mail with my documents from abroad takes longer than the deadline?

In this case, please send us within the deadline the documents as a scan in pdf format by e-mail and the original ones still by mail, but this is not a problem if it takes longer.

I do not have a German bank account and therefore cannot fill out the SEPA mandate.

The SEPA mandate is for the monthly rent. Of course, you can also pay the rent by other means after consultation with our office. Please contact Mrs. Stintz via miete@hadiko.de and simply leave out the SEPA document.

Which room do I get and how much is the monthly rent?

We always distribute the rooms only after we have received the feedback from all newcomers. This gives you the chance to express your room wishes on the feedback form (an overview of the rooms can be found here: https://www.hadiko.de/en/application/rent-deposit).

However, if you have only applied for a room in K1 to K5 or only in K6 and received a confirmation, you can be sure that your room will be in the corresponding house.

When can I move into my room?

You can only move in on the 1st working day of the month in which you move in, as your previous tenant has a claim to his room until the end of the month and the move-in has to be handled by the janitors. You can also find information about moving in here