Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Leben in Halle

1. Accomodation

As Halle University is not connected to any campus system, you’ll have to look for accommodation yourself. But don’t worry; in comparison to other cities, Halle is an easy city in which to rent accommodation. It will definitely not be a problem to find a place to live.

** All necessary information for your first steps in Halle can be found on this website of the International Office:

a) Student housing

You can rent a room from the "Studentenwerk". In student housing you will have a furnished single bedroom and be sharing bath room(s) and kitchen with 4 to 8 people. For just a few extra Euros you can get unlimited broadband internet access.

Student housing is very affordable (approximately 195 € per month) - the disadvantage: the student residences are mostly located at the "Weinberg-Campus", about 20 mins from the main university campus.

If you wish to apply for student housing, please use the following Application Form    and send it to Studentenwerk Halle. Application deadlines are

  • January 15th for Summer Term and
  • June 15th for Winter Term.

For more information on available rooms and rates, please refer to the International Office website:


Studentenwerk Halle
Zentrale Wohnheimvermittlung

Wolfgang-Langenbeck-Straße 5
06120 Halle (Saale)

phone: +49 345 68 47 413
fax: +49 345 68 47 418

b) Sharing a flat

Most students in Halle live in shared flats. A room in a shared flat is often cheaper than in the student residences. In addition, sharing a flat is a great opportunity to improve your German language skills through direct contact with native speakers.

Many students advertise rooms in shared flats through notices on Campus (e.g. on the notice boards at Melanchtonianum, Löwengebäude, or Juridicum). Normally, these students are either looking for a flatmate, or they wish to sublet their own room for a semester because they are spending time abroad.

You can also search online on:

c) Youth Hostel

If you need a place to stay at during your first nights in Halle, we recommend staying at the youth hostel in the city centre:


Jugendgerberge Halle

August-Bebel-Str. 48a
06108 Halle (Saale)

phone: +49 345 2024716
fax: +49 345 2025172

2. Registration at the City of Halle

According to German law, you need to register with the city of Halle. For the registration you will need your passport and your rental contract.

You will receive a registration confirmation form, which you need e.g. to open a German bank account.

You can get more information on this website of the International Office:


Einwohnermeldeamt der Stadt Halle (im Ratshof)

Am Markt 1
06106 Halle (Saale)

phone: 0345 2214618