On this website you will find information regarding accommodation options for visiting scholars and scientists as well as for international doctoral candidates (PhD students) at Tuebingen University.


University guest houses and residences

Since we want you to settle in well, the University of Tuebingen offers 42 one-to three-bedroom apartments in Heuberger-Tor Weg, as well as 25 rooms owned by the Universty of Tuebingen for the first few months. In addition, private landlords and landladies provide accommodations for international researchers.

The following accommodation possibilities are provided:

Residence Hall in Heuberger-Tor-Weg

Guesthouse in Lessingweg 1

Guesthouse in Lessingweg 3


Would you like to live in one of our guest houses during your stay at the University of Tuebingen or host an international colleague there? Then you should contact us via e-mail in advance (approx. 6 months before your arrival in Tübingen) so that we can check your reservation request early enough. Please do not forget to specify the exact period of your stay and the number of people accompanying you to Tuebingen.

Due to the great demand for housing we can often only provide accommodation temporarily.

If all apartments/rooms in our residence halls are fully booked, we can provide addresses of private accommodations. However, these accommodations cannot be booked through our services, instead you will need to contact the landladies and landlords directly.

We will do our best to answer your inquiries within 48 hours. However, we ask for your patience if a longer response time is necessary.

Accommodations for doctoral candidates

As an international doctoral candidate, you may apply for accommodation in the university’s guest rooms or apartments for visiting researchers. If you also enroll as a student of the University of Tuebingen (the additional process called “Immatrikulation”), you have the additional option of applying for a room in the student dormitory of Heuberger-Tor-Weg 15, which is administered by the Studierendenwerk Tuebingen-Hohenheim, the Student Services of the Universities of Tuebingen and Hohenheim.


  • You must be enrolled as a student of the University of Tuebingen (Immatrikulation), not simply accepted as a doctoral candidate.
  • You have filled out the Welcome Center registration form and sent it back to us.

How to apply

If you fulfil the prerequisites listed above, you can apply for a dormitory room using the online application form of the Studierendenwerk Tuebingen-Hohenheim. This application may be submitted at any time and is not dependent on the university terms.

You will be considered for a room only if:

  • a room is available for the requested time
  • you have submitted your online application and
  • the Welcome Center Accommodation Service has notified the Student Services that you are a registered guest.

If a room is available, the Studierendenwerk will offer you a room and give you the relevant information and documents needed for the rental contract.

Because the demand for dormitory rooms exceeds the number of rooms available, these rooms can only be rented for up to six months. This gives you time to settle in, get your bearings and actively look for a permanent room. If the room has not been requested by another candidate and you inquire at least two months before your rent contract expires, your contract can be extended to a maximum of twelve months in total. After that period your contract will be terminated and you will have to move out (no exceptions).

Tübingen Research Campus

More information can be found on the website of the Tübingen Research Campus.