Silke Steinert-Berndt
Phone: +49 228 73 4831

  • assignments of HIM apartments

Maj Helena Köhler / Alena Weissgerber (on temporary leave)
Phone: +49 228 73 7093

  • Hotel arrangements


Please be aware that HIM / HCM will neither call nor contact you to request your credit card details and will also NOT mandate someone else (with no HIM or HCM-related email address) to contact you regarding hotel reservations and /or your credit card details!


General information on apartments

In Germany, apartments are generally let for a whole calendar month (unless otherwise specified). The measuring unit for apartments is "square meters" supplemented by information on the number of rooms. In this context, "rooms" are living room, bedroom(s), and study, e.g. all rooms except kitchen and bathroom / separate toilet.

What HIM can offer upon request

To improve our guests' chances of finding accommodation, HIM manages a limited pool of (more or less) centrally located furnished apartments of differing sizes. Participation in a program is not an automatic guarantee that an HIM property will be available on your dates. HIM apartments are assigned - pending on availability - in the order of receipt of requests and by deadline (4 months prior to the start date of the respective trimester program at the latest).

HIM apartments may be reserved from Sunday to Friday. The earliest check-in is possible from 2 pm on (Sunday), the latest Check-out has to be by 10 am (Friday).

The housing agreements include all extra costs e.g. for water, electricity, heating, etc.

HIM apartments are primarily offered to HIM Trimester Program participants as well as guests from the HCM Research Areas.

HIM apartments are reserved on a first come, first served basis. Contact to make a request: programs-coordination(at) (please keep in mind the deadline to submit requests). If applicable, please do not forget to indicate special needs such as accompanying persons etc. in your request.

What accommodations does Bonn University offer?

The University Club offers single rooms, double rooms and apartments (with 2 rooms). Although monthly rents are quite high, they seldom have a vacancy.

The public housing market in Bonn

On the public housing market, furnished accommodations that are centrally located are rare and costly. You should be prepared to pay rents between EUR 500 for a small studio apartment (i.e. combined living-/bedroom) and EUR 1500 and more for a 2- or 3-room-apartment (i.e. living room + 1 or 2 bedrooms). In addition, you must expect extra costs for electricity, telephone/internet charges and TV/radio. Unfortunately, proprietors often prefer tenants who stay for a longer period (6-12 months). For links to external providers, see list attached below.


Independent of the source of accommodations you choose (HIM, University, public housing market), reservations are binding as soon as you have emailed or faxed your acceptance of an offer. You might be charged a cancellation fee of up to one month’s rent if, at a later date, you change or cancel your reservation. Consequences for minor changes in your arrival/departure dates are usually negligible, i.e. assuming the apartment is available on those days.