Accommodation / Rentals

Regina Jaschinski
Phone: +49 228 73 4830

  • Guest apartments

Maj Helena Köhler
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 to do so!


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 suitable accommodations at reasonable prices, HIM manages a limited pool of centrally located furnished apartments of differing sizes. Participation in a program is not an automatic guarantee that a HIM property will be available on your dates. These are assigned - pending availability - in the order of receipt of requests. To make a request, contact rentals(at)

The rents include all extra costs e.g. for water, electricity, heating, etc. Guests include primarily Hausdorff Trimester Program participants as well as guests from the HCM Research Areas.

Advance payment modalities: The first month's rent is due prior to or upon your arrival, thereafter at the beginning of each month. If you receive a fellowship, the rent is offset against the fellowship. The University of Bonn - including HIM - cannot process credit cards; we accept wire transfers only. Details are in the lease, which must be signed and returned to HIM prior to your arrival.

The apartments are reserved on a first come, first served basis. Contact HIM Housing Officer for information and exposés: rentals(at)

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.

External providers: Hotels and other accommodations in Bonn

We can provide relevant links; please contact rentals(at)