Wohnanlage Eckertweg 20 (Studentendorf)

Eckertweg 20, 52074 Aachen

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The student village is an idyllic community on the Aachner Königshügel. The Westbahnhof just as the Westpark is only a few minutes walking away. Due to the central location, city centre and university are rather close by.
Situated within ten minutes' walking distance of the RWTH and ten minutes by bike from the RWTH extension buildings. Although the housing estate is central, it is surrounded by greenery. The RWTH sports ground is nearby. Availability is subject to a waiting list.

Studierendenwerk Aachen

Studierendenwerk Aachen

Rent deposit
Upon signing of the rental contract a deposit of two months rent must be deposited. This deposit will be fully refunded at the end of the rental period if there is no damage to the room. Accrued interest will be invested in maintenance.

Duration of housing
Rental contracts are limited to three years and six months. A request for extension has to be filed eight weeks in advance of the expiration of the contract. In certain circumstances it might be possible to extend contracts for another year, please contact the Studierendenwerk for further information.

Internet access

TV connection

Shared facilities
Learning and common room, gym, garage, beamer, lounge, washing machines and tumble dryers, kicker, drawing room, sauna, badminton, party room and several house bars, barbecue area

Shopping and infrastructure (supermarket, post office, bank, etc.)
10 minutes to the city centre

Type of rooms


Additional information
The student village celebrated its 60th birthday in 2013, which makes it one of the oldest halls of residence in Aachen. Planning for the hall began in 1950 and the project was supported by the Mc Cloy-Stiftung and the North Rhine-Westphalia state government. From the very beginning, the idea was that students should administer the student village themselves. This makes the student village different from other halls of residence, student hotels, and makes it special. The form of self-administration has changed over time, but the principle remained the same. There are no longer any supervisory assistants or teachers, but the structure of the village with village speakers, council and house speakers has proved successful and thus been retained. The self-administration project, unique over 60 years ago, is still a success story.

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Upon arrival

Student at the Registration Office

Municipal registration and residence permit

All international students must register at the local Residents' Registration Office - usually within one week.

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Money is withdrawn from an ATM

Bank account

Most banks offer free current accounts for students.

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