See German website for more information.

Applications for the summer term 2020 until January 15th 2020!


Who can apply?
Even though the Adolf-Clarenbach-Haus is a theological student dorm, students from all subjects and religions are welcomed warmly! You may also apply if you are not a student of the University of Bonn, but a student in a nearby Institution of higher learning (e.g. Cologne University, The University of Applied Sciences in Sankt Augustin etc.).

However, there are three important things to consider:
1. You must be at least 18 years old to apply.
2. You need to have basic knowledge of the German language (at least a European B1 level is recommended), or be willing to improve your language skills during your stay.
3. You should be interested in community living and self-government, as well as being willing to assume certain duties in the house. Read here how this is organized.
If all of the above points apply to you, feel free to send us your application! We are looking forward to meeting you!

If you are looking for a place to stay for a short period of time, feel free to contact the Supervisor of Temporary Room Rental.

What am I applying for?
Rooms are between 8 and 25 m2 with monthly rent varying between 230€ and 325€, depending on size. Rooms are assign and therefore it not possible to apply for a specific room. Further information about the rooms is available on page Temporary Stay and here (opens link to German page with photographs of the common rooms).

How do I apply?
By mail
For your application we need your personal information (name, address, nationality, subject of studies, etc), as well as a photo and cover letter in which you introduce yourself and explain why you would like to move in. It is not necessary to give your application a certain form! Consider this application as a letter of introduction.
Please send your application to the following address:

Ev.-Theol. Studienhaus Adolf-Clarenbach-Haus
- Seniorat und Studieninspektor -
Goebenstr. 32-36
DE-53113 Bonn

Don't forget to give us your contact information (phone number, e-mail address) so we can contact you!

By e-mail
If you want to apply by e-mail, please fill out our application form and send it to bewerbung(at)

When should I apply?
New rooms are assigned on April 1 and October 1 each year. However, due to the semester break we need your application earlier, until January 15 and July 15, respectively.

Further information:
Here you can find the lease contract and the house rules (see section "English documents" at the bottom of the page).


Temporary Stay

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