Feel comfortable and choose the housing that suits you best
There are the following alternatives:
a host family:
With this option, you may experience life in Germany first-hand and moreover, practise your German outside class;
We check all rooms and hosts (small or big families, German students, singles, retired couples) beforehand and have been cooperating with most of them for a long time. Some hosts also offer meals (for an additional fee).
a room in a shared flat:
Here you have a room in a flat and share kitchen and bathroom with other students (usually other international IIK students).
Your own apartment/room:
These may be in a student hall - only in summer from July till September - or somewhere in the city. Sometimes you can come to the Heinrich-Heine-University campus on foot or by bike. If you live right in the city, you will use public transport, which is excellent in Düsseldorf.
If you have special requirements for your apartment, you can also use the service of Zweitwohnagentur, an agency that offers a huge number of apartments all over Düsseldorf in different categories. For a free offer you can use this website:
For further information, please write an email to our housing team: .
Rahmenbedingungen IIK-Unterkunftsservice (PDF, Deutsch)
General conditions of the IIK accommodation service (PDF, English)