Important information for international students participating in an exchange programme (e.g. ERASMUS):
The Munich Student Union gives a certain number of rooms to your establishment. This is why students participating in an exchange programme (like ERASMUS) can unfortunately not apply for accomodation in a hall of residence online. Thank you for referring to your establishment.

Students who want to apply for a room in a hall of residence of the Munich Student Union are required to fulfil following criteria.

1. Application criteria

Living in a hall of residence of the Munich Student Union represents indirect government funding. In comparison to the total number of students looking for accommodation, there are only a small number of rooms available. The following criteria aim to ensure the fairest possible distribution of government-funded accommodation. By submitting your application for a room in a hall of residence of the Munich Student Union, you also accept the following criteria.

1.1 Who can apply?

  • Only students at the following universities:
    • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU)
    • Technical University of Munich (TUM)
    • University of Applied Sciences Munich (HM)
    • University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (HMTM)
    • Bavarian School of Public Policy (HfP)
    • University of Applied Languages (SDI)
    • Blocherer Schools
    • Catholic University of Applied Sciences (KSH)
    • Technical University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim (TH Rosenheim)
      (only for our halls of residence in Rosenheim)
    • University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan (HSWT)
      (only for our halls of residence in Freising)
    • University of Television and Film (HFF)
    • Academy of Fine Arts (AdBK)
    • International School of Management (ISM)
      (only if the Student Union fee was paid)
    • Munich School of Philosophy (HfPh)
    • Hochschule der Bayerischen Wirtschaft (HDBW)
  • Students whose monthly income does not exceed the current BAföG maximum rate
  • Students taking part in a double degree programme or dual studies at one of the above mentioned universities (Students taking part in the German courses of the universities can apply at the earliest one year before their studies officially start and will only get a room when they are officially enrolled and their studies begin. Students taking part in the Studienkolleg can apply as soon as their classes at Studienkolleg have started, but they will not get a room before their studies at university have begun.)
  • Applicants taking part in a "Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr" (FSJ, voluntary social year), "Freiwilliges Ökologisches Jahr" (FÖJ, voluntary ecological year) or in the "Bundesfreiwilligendienst" (federal voluntary service) will remain on the waiting list, but only if they have already received their acceptance letter and they are able to hand in a confirmation from the FSJ, FÖJ or the "Bundesfreiwilligendienst”
  • Doctoral candidates when matriculated
  • Students who already lived in one of our halls of residence before and have the right to stay for at least one more year

1.2 Who cannot apply?

  • Erasmus, programme and exchange students
  • Interns
  • “Sportlehrer im freien Beruf" (freelance sports teachers) at the TUM
  • Students whose parents live in the MVV area This does not apply for universities in Rosenheim and Freising.
  • Students who have used up their entire 2 or 3 years of residency or have less than 1 year left
  • Students who already have a tenancy agreement with the Student Union (This applies especially to programme/service package students. Applying is only possible after your residency has ended, as long as you still have the right to stay for at least one more year.)

2. General information

You can apply online. If you fulfil the criteria listed in 1.1, please go to Online Application.

You can apply for at the most three halls of residence at your main place of study.

The halls of residence chosen in your application will not be regarded as a list of priorities.

Please note that an offer for accommodation by the Student Union is binding. If you don’t accept the offer, your application will expire. You can always apply again, but your waiting period of an earlier application will not be taken into account.

2.1 Deadlines

Applying for the winter semester is possible from the 5t of May of in the year that your studies begin and for the summer semester from the 15th of November the year before your studies begin. (Exception: students who are already studying in Munich, Freising or Rosenheim.)

2.2 Certificate of matriculation

In order for your application to remain active, you need to upload a valid certificate of matriculation for each semester into your account. The deadline for uploading your certificate is the 1st of November for the winter semester and the 1st of May for the summer semester. Should  the certificate of matriculation not be uploaded by this date, the application will be deactivated.  Thus, you can at first apply without having a certificate of matriculation. It has to, however, be uploaded at the latest by the above mentioned deadlines.


If applying from 02.11. - 14.11. or from 02.05. - 14.05., the certificate of matriculation for the current semester needs to be uploaded directly while applying.

When signing the tenancy agreement, you need to at least hand in your acceptance letter or, if available already, your certificate of matriculation or student ID.

2.3 Waiting periods

The waiting period can take up to 1-5 semesters, depending on the hall of residence. I can take even longer due to extended residencies, renovation works,  etc.  Therefore, the waiting period that is given when applying, offers no guarantee of being able to move in.

In general, the Student Union refers to the waiting list when offering residencies. In order to prevent problems in living together (e.g. in shared flats), exceptions have to be made.

We do not provide any information regarding your current position on the waiting list. Applicants receive an email (roughly 6-8 weeks beforehand) as soon as it’s their turn.

2.4 Duration of residence

Tenancy agreements are always signed only for a limited amount of time. The duration of residence is:

  • at the most six semesters for bachelor students (as well as state examination, diploma, magister and the like)
  • at the most four semesters for master students
  • at the most two semesters for doctoral candidates

A tenancy agreement for bachelor students is always signed for six semesters, regardless in which semester you are when the tenancy agreement is signed.

Exception: bachelor students who are already in their sixth semester (or more) and are planning on doing their master’s degree can stay for a maximum of five semesters.

However, should you leave university before the tenancy agreement expires, you no longer fulfil the requirements of the tenancy agreement and the tenancy agreement will be terminated.

If you change your study programme, you are not entitled to a longer residency.

It is possible to interrupt your stay in a hall of residence (internship, semester abroad, etc.) if you still have two semesters of your six or four semesters left: you need to email your administrative office roughly three months before you wish to move out and also attach proof of the internship, semester abroad, etc.

You can only move back into your old hall of residence.

You have no right to exactly the same room.

2.5 Security deposit

The security deposit is between 100 and 400 euros.

2.6 Making changes to your application

Changing your application is possible once within one year after applying without having any effect on your waiting period.

Any further changes or changes made from the second year onwards after applying will lead to a change of your date of application. In this case, it will be adjusted to the date of your changing your application, thus your waiting period will start all over again. Applicants who have already received an accommodation offer (Festanschreiben) can no longer make any changes to the halls of residence.

Changes can not be made by the students themselves but only by our members of staff. For this purpose, send an email to

3. Special cases

3.1 Cases of hardship

Students suffering from health problems or students in a difficult social situation can apply for preferential treatment when waiting for a room in a hall of residence. For this purpose, first apply online, but also send an informal application (see paragraph below). The following reasons may qualify an applicant as a hardship case: illness, disability or pregnancy.

Please email your informal application including the necessary documents (e.g. medical certificate, certificate of disability or maternity record) to

Please note: financial problems cannot be taken into consideration.

3.2 Flats and single-parent apartments

For this purpose, you also have to - as with hardship cases - email an informal application (