The application process


You can only be admit­ted to our dor­mi­t­ory, if you:

  • are a regu­lar stu­dent at one of the public sta­te uni­ver­si­ties in Munich, mea­ning not a guest audi­tor or exch­an­ge student.
  • do not live within the Munich S‑Bahn area (excep­ti­ons are out­lined in the infor­ma­ti­on leaflet).
  • can demons­tra­te your (finan­cial) need.


The­re is no dead­line for the appli­ca­ti­on, as the move-in and move-out dates at the Geschwis­ter Scholl dor­mi­t­ory and at the Mar­chio­ni­ni dor­mi­t­ory are not depen­dent on the semes­ter schedule.

Submission of application

Plea­se ensu­re a com­ple­te sub­mis­si­on of the appli­ca­ti­on. This must include the:

  • appli­ca­ti­on form with two appli­ca­ti­on photos
  • moti­va­tio­nal letter
  • CV (cur­ri­cu­lum vitae)

Plea­se send all docu­ments tog­e­ther by mail or deli­ver them in per­son. Sub­mis­si­on via email is not possible.


Recei­ved com­ple­te appli­ca­ti­ons will be eva­lua­ted appro­xi­m­ate­ly two months later. You will be prompt­ly infor­med of the out­co­me via email.

Accomodation offer

In case of a suc­cessful appli­ca­ti­on, you will initi­al­ly be pla­ced on the wai­ting list. An offer will be sent to you via email when a room beco­mes available, and you are next in line on the wai­ting list accor­ding to our allo­ca­ti­on cri­te­ria. The avera­ge wai­ting time is two semesters.

Room allocation

A month befo­re moving in, a co-cal­led „room allo­ca­ti­on” takes place. During this, you will par­ti­ci­pa­te in a Zoom mee­ting whe­re you will get to know the cur­rent resi­dents of dif­fe­rent hall­ways, whe­re rooms are available. You will be assi­gned a room based on your pre­fe­ren­ces as well as tho­se of the hallway.

Moving in

Move-in typi­cal­ly occurs on the 1st of the fol­lo­wing month, alt­hough indi­vi­du­al arran­ge­ments may be pos­si­ble. The move-in date should ide­al­ly fall on a week­day, in order to recei­ve your keys in an easy way from the dorm administration.

Selection criteria

The cur­rent resi­dents them­sel­ves deci­de who is allo­wed to move in through an admis­si­on com­mit­tee, which is part of the stu­dent dormitory’s self-admi­nis­tra­ti­on. Rele­vant fac­tors for the decis­i­on include ...
  • per­so­na­li­ty,
  • enga­ge­ment,
  • finan­cial situa­ti­on (need) and
  • the social eli­gi­bi­li­ty for support
  • inte­rest in poli­ti­cal the­mes in accordance with the name of our dormitory,
  • enga­ge­ment with soci­al­ly rele­vant subjects,
  • par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on within the com­mu­ni­ty and self-administration.

The­se aspects should be reflec­ted in the moti­va­ti­on let­ter. The moti­va­ti­on let­ter is the most cru­cial part of your appli­ca­ti­on as it allows the admis­si­on com­mit­tee to assess how well you might fit into our dor­mi­t­ory. The­r­e­fo­re, it should be aes­the­ti­cal­ly pre­sen­ted, tail­o­red to our spe­ci­fic dor­mi­t­ory, and writ­ten wit­hout the aid of AI. This sel­ec­tion pro­cess aims to ensu­re that new resi­dents can inte­gra­te well into the dormitory.

Moreo­ver, plea­se ensure:

  • the com­ple­ten­ess of the appli­ca­ti­on and
  • the con­sis­ten­cy and plau­si­bi­li­ty of infor­ma­ti­on pro­vi­ded in the appli­ca­ti­on form (espe­ci­al­ly regar­ding inco­me, plea­se pro­vi­de trans­pa­rent details).

Probationary period

If offe­red a lea­se by the admi­nis­tra­ti­on, the resi­den­cy peri­od is typi­cal­ly limi­t­ed to three years, with the first year being the so-cal­led pro­ba­tio­na­ry peri­od. To eva­lua­te this pro­ba­tio­na­ry peri­od, at the end of the first six months fol­lo­wing move-in, your hall­way neigh­bors are sur­vey­ed anony­mously about you as the new neigh­bor. It’s rele­vant whe­ther you ful­fill your hall­way respon­si­bi­li­ties, behave appro­pria­te­ly toward your fel­low resi­dents, and actively par­ti­ci­pa­te in hall­way acti­vi­ties. The media­ti­on office eva­lua­tes the­se sur­veys and deci­des based on them whe­ther the pro­ba­tio­na­ry peri­od has been pas­sed, allo­wing you to con­ti­nue living in the dor­mi­t­ory. If you get along well with your hall­way neigh­bors, pas­sing the pro­ba­tio­na­ry peri­od should­n’t be an issue.

The application process for extending the period of residence.

Six months befo­re the end of the regu­lar three-year resi­den­cy con­tract, you can app­ly for an exten­si­on of resi­den­cy. To do so, you must sub­mit an exten­si­on request, pro­vi­de a half-page moti­va­ti­on let­ter, and have actively par­ti­ci­pa­ted in the dor­mi­t­ory during the first three years to accu­mu­la­te the requi­red num­ber of HSV points and attend at the dorm assem­blies. Sub­se­quent­ly, the resi­dence coun­cil con­ducts an anony­mous sur­vey among the hall­way neigh­bors regar­ding the con­ti­nua­tion of the appli­cant, simi­lar to the pro­ba­tio­na­ry peri­od assess­ment. Based on the appli­ca­ti­on, moti­va­ti­on let­ter, points, sur­vey, and pos­si­bly addi­tio­nal infor­ma­ti­on, the admis­si­on com­mit­tee deci­des on the appli­ca­ti­on. If the decis­i­on is posi­ti­ve, you may expect a one-year exten­si­on of the lea­se agree­ment. Mul­ti­ple exten­si­ons can be reques­ted; howe­ver, it’s important to note that the requi­red num­ber of HSV points and dorm assem­bly atten­dance increa­ses with each extension.

The appli­ca­ti­on docu­ments are curr­ent­ly only available in ger­man, but we are working on the translation!

Application documents

Hier fin­den Sie die Bewer­bungs­un­ter­la­gen für das Stu­den­ten­wohn­heim Geschwis­ter Scholl e.V. und für das von unse­rer Ver­wal­tung mit­ver­wal­te­te Mar­chio­ni­ni-Stu­den­ten­wohn­heim. Bit­te lesen Sie sich vor Ihrer Bewer­bung unbe­dingt das jewei­li­ge Merk­blatt, die Beschrei­bun­gen zum Bewer­bungs­ab­lauf, den Aus­wahl­kri­te­ri­en, der Pro­be­zeit und der Bewer­bung zur Wohn­zeit­ver­län­ge­rung für wei­te­re Infor­ma­tio­nen durch.