Like a home from home

Once you have decided to study in Bochum, Gelsenkirchen, Recklinghausen or Bocholt, you are certainly faced with an important question: Where can I find favourable accommodation close to the university?

The Student Services (AKAFÖ) offer about 4100 accommodations in 20 student residential complexes, of which 19 are situated in Bochum and 1 in Gelsenkirchen. Our offer is guaranteed to meet any taste and any budget! There are different types of housing provided by the student service.

Whether a room in a shared apartment, an own apartment or a single room on a communal floor - the students of the University of Bochum as well as the Westphalia University can choose from a wide range of unbeatable low-priced accommodations in the vicinity of the university. Use our interactive overview map of residential complexes and apply online for a place in one of the AKAFÖ student hostels.

Residential Complexes

The AKAFÖ Student service offers both rooms and apartments in its 22 residential complexes. All of them are situated in the vicinity of the Ruhr University or the Bochum University of Applied Sciences and the residential complex Wodanstraße near the Westphalia University respectively. Any student of either the Bochum Universities or the Westphalia University is entitled to rent accommodation. We have an appropriate solution also for disabled fellow students.

Apart from the list of all residential complexes, on our website you will find information for disabled persons, what you need to know about residential complexes internal networking, the application form and addresses as well as phone numbers of contact persons.

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Opening hours

Personal consulting service is available at common opening hours of the „Student Housing" department.
Furthermore, telephone consultations are also possible. During opening hours, telephone availability is limited

In urgent cases, it is possible to arrange an appointment.

For general questions you can always send us an email.

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Monday, Tuesday09.00 ­– 13.00
Thursday09.00 ­– 13.00
14.00 – 17.00


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Michaela Knapp

Leiterin Wohnen

Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum
F +49 (0)234 32-01409
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Marcel Bierwirth

Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum
P +49 (0)234 32-11413
F +49 (0)234 32-01413

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Christel Bönte

Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum
P +49 (0)234 32-11412
F +49 (0)234 32-01412

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Kerstin Möller

Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum
P +49 (0)234 32-11419
F +49 (0)234 32-01419

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Birgit Clausmeyer

Mahn- und Klagewesen

Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum
P +49 (0)234 32-11411
F +49 (0)234 32-01411

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Buscheyplatz 1, 1a, 5
Campusallee 4 (Heiligenhaus)

Sebastian Graf

Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum
P +49 (0)234 32-11415
F +49 (0)234 32-01415

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Laerholzstraße 7 - 13b
Markstraße 105
Laerheidestr. 4-8a (Siepenfeld)
Spechtsweg 10-18

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