Studentenwohnheim (Student housing/ dorm)
The German word for student dorm is “Studentenwohnheim”. A dorm is a special rental housing type just for students. In a dorm there can be rented single rooms, possibly in shared apartments, or studio apartments. Single rooms are usually equipped with a sink and in some cases a toilet. Kitchen and bathroom facilities need to be shared with other occupants. However, this may vary from dorm to dorm. In Germany, dorm are operated by the local student union, or “Studentenwerk”. Therefore, to get a place in a dorm it is not only required to be officially enrolled as a student in one of the German universities, but also to be a paying member of the relevant student union.