Each student will be living in a fully furnished, fully equipped apartment in NYU Berlin’s newly renovated student housing, centrally located in the district of Kreuzberg. All rooms are spacious and contain plenty of room for clothing and other personal belongings. Apartments range in size and house anywhere between two to eight students. Most students will live in a double room, though a very limited number of single rooms are also available. This modern building was originally drafted in 1984 by New York architect John Hejduk, and features wheelchair accessible rooms as well as rooms with fire alarms for the hearing impaired.
With newly renovated and fully stocked kitchens, each apartment allows residents to prepare their own meals at home and many students enjoy cooking larger dinners together with roommates and friends. Berlin offers a plethora of excellent and affordable cafés, restaurants and bakeries located all over the city. Students also have the option of dining at the Humboldt University cafeteria, just a quick U-Bahn ride away.
The student housing facilities feature an array of other amenities, including 24-hour security, quiet study rooms, a Zen Lounge for yoga, meditation, or studying in a relaxed and peaceful environment, a computer lab, a cozy student lounge "Wohnzimmer" complete with a flat-screen TV, blue-ray player, and an electric keyboard. The residence also offers a home theater called "Kino Babelsberg", which includes a high-definition projector for watching movies or TV shows in larger groups as well as a pool table. In-building washers and dryers along with a weekly laundry service for bedding linens are also provided.
Because biking is such a popular means of transportation in Berlin, NYU Berlin has now become the first NYU Global site to offer a Bike Share program, which allows students to sign out a bike for the day and bike to the Academic Center for class or simply explore the city. If students elect to join the Bike Share or get a bike of their own, a secure bike room is available for storage.
Please note that the larger apartments housing 5-8 students feature two full bathrooms and extra kitchenware and appliances (e.g. two sinks, two refrigerators, etc.)
All students will be billed an IDENTICAL housing estimate. This is not an indication of your assignment. The estimated housing charge will be replaced with your actual housing charge as soon as assignments are finalized. This usually occurs shortly after the start of the program, as some students change their housing option.
IMPORTANT - Students should expect to be billed for severe damages at the end of the semester after a final walk through by NYU Berlin staff
* Above are the proposed fall 2015 and spring 2016 semester rates for the Berlin study away site. These rates are pending NYU Board of Trustee review (approval anticipated June 2015). Room rates are site specific and are generally determined by room type, rental costs, and associated support services. The figures cited in NYU's Cost of Attendance are based on annual room and board rates at NYU's location in New York.
PLEASE NOTE - Apartments at the Student Residence vary in number of occupants and layout. Students may be placed in large apartments with 5-7 suitemates.
Housing options may change based on semester enrollment.
The NYU Berlin student residence is located on the border of the districts of Kreuzberg—the trendy multicultural district for young people and artists—and Mitte—a centrally located district which offers shopping and sightseeing, as well as quick and easy access to all public transit systems. One street over from Checkpoint Charlie, the building is very close to many cafés and restaurants, including options for special dietary needs. Also nearby are iconic cultural landmarks such as the Jewish Museum, Berlinische Gallerie and the Martin Gropius Bau.
The student residence is just a short walk from two major U-Bahn lines, making the commute to classes at the academic center about 30-35 minutes by public transport. These lines also make it simple and convenient to explore the rest of Berlin or meet for class excursions around the city.
There are multiple grocery stores very close by—including Lidl which is right across the street!—as well as food markets for fresh and affordable fruits and vegetables.
Berliners are generally quite active and Berlin is an excellent and safe city to see by bike. Many students choose to save money by getting a bike or signing up the NYU Berlin Bike Share rather than riding the U-Bahn. For other exercise activities, there are also a number of gyms in close proximity and parks for jogging.
And many more quickly and easily reachable by train or bus!