Accommodation in Hof is available in our student dormitories or on the private market.
You will have to allow around EUR 200 - 350 for rent (plus additional costs for water, heating and electricity) for a room
and EUR 300-400 for rent (plus additional costs) for a one-room apartment, which is quite reasonable in comparison to other German towns and cities.
If you need assistance with finding accommodation, please get in touch with our Housing Office.
Security deposit: Depending on the size and type of your accommodation, you will need to pay a deposit of about 300-700 Euros. The deposit will be reimbursed after you have moved out, on condition that you have not damaged the property and emptied and cleaned your room before returning it to the proprietor. It takes 3-18 months for the deposit to be reimbursed.
The rental contracts run for 6 or 12 months:
- winter semester: September 1rst - February 28th
- summer semester: March 1rst - August 31rst
The duration of your rental contract cannot be changed and you will have to pay for the whole period, even if you arrive later or leave earlier.
The rental contract is signed by you and the proprietor. The Proprietor might ask you to sign the PDF copy of contract before you arrive. You will sign the original contract when you arrive. You should make a move-in appointment with the proprietor. All damages in your inventory should be protocoled in a handover report signed by both of you.
Paying your rent: You will have to pay the security deposit and the monthly rent 2 weeks before your rental period begins. After arrival, the monthly rent can either be debited from your bank account or you can set up a standing order for this periodic payment. We recommend opening a German bank account, which is free of charge for students.
Picking up your keys: You can pick up your keys in the Housing Office during our office hours. In September and March we are there for you between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. During all other months you can come to the Housing office between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.. Please remember to inform the university of Hof about your arrival!
Facilities in your room: The room facilities vary from one residence to another. Crockery, cutlery, pots and pans, towels and bedding are not normally included. Please read your individual offer carefully!
Moving out of your student housing: before you leave your accommodation, please take care that your room is in the same condition as you found it. Be sure to make any necessary repairs before your leave! Please also remember to clean and empty your room before checking out. The costs of any damages or cleaning costs will be deducted from your security deposit. Please make an appointment with the proprietor or the janitor of your house to inspect and hand over your room. You have to inform the owner of your accommodation about your home bank account number so that the security deposit can be transferred to your account. It will take 3-18 months until your security deposit can be refunded.