Getting started

After your arrival the International Office will assist you with opening a German bank account (if necessary) and registering with the local authorities. Your Orientation Week also includes various social activities, sightseeing tours, and sessions to develop your intercultural competence. We look forward to helping you to settle into your student life in Heilbronn.


Our campus does not include a dormitory, but we can offer you support as you search for a shared house or apartment in which to reside. Many of these housing options are rented out to students by private landlords:

  • Furnished single bedrooms
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared bathroom
  • Internet access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Distance: within walking radius of campus or 30 minutes via public transit
  • Rent: 350 – 500 Euros per month (we cannot guarantee prices)
  • Safety Deposit: up to two months rent

If you would like assistance with locating accommodations, please mark it in your application form. If you select this option, we will send you an offer for housing, which you can accept or decline. Please note that you can also indicate special preferences for your accommodation in the application form: we will try to meet them, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to satisfy your request. If you would prefer to find accommodation independently, please also indicate that on the application form. This website might be helpful to find accommodation yourself.

Studying at DHBW Heilbronn

Heilbronn is the economic center of the Heilbronn-Franken region and belongs to Stuttgart metropolitan region. It is home to numerous global leaders and dynamic innovations. Established in 2010, the DHBW campus in Heilbronn is the newest campus of Baden-Wuerttemberg-Cooperative State University. You will study in an economically and culturally vibrant city on a modern campus with state-of-the-art facilities located in the center. To learn more about extracurricular activities in the region, we suggest that students consult the Heilbronn tourism website. 

Links about studying and traveling in Germany