The facilities and furniture in student halls vary greatly. Internet and cable TV are usually included in the rent; most student halls have communal laundry facilities with washing machine and dryers. There are also halls with in-house gyms, billiard and table tennis equipment, club rooms, a bar or barbecue areas.
The academic services office Akademisches Förderungswerk (AKAFÖ) is in charge of most student halls in Bochum.
AKAFÖ student halls
All student halls are located in the vicinity of the Ruhr-Universität campus. This is one of the reasons why they are greatly sought-after; you might have to wait up to six months to be allocated a room. AKAFÖ also provides rooms in student halls that are fully accessible for students with disabilities.
A central office is in charge of all managerial and administrative services of AKAFÖ student halls; it is located in the SH building (Studierendenhaus) on the RUB campus. Students can also apply for AKAFÖ accommodations online. Additional information about individual student halls and the online application process is available at