If you need any more information, have any other questions or inquiries about our residential services and availability, then please dont hesitate to contact us:
Monday - Friday : 9:00-14:00
at T: +49 (0) 30 820075860
or in person
Monday from 9:00- 15:00, Wednesday from 16:00-20:00, Friday from 8:00 - 11:00
at our office
Wiesbaden Strasse 18
or by mail to info (at) ibz-berlin.de
Emergency Plumbing & Heating Service:
Heizung und Sanitär
Elektro-, Heizung-, Sanitär Installations GmbH
Tel: +49(0)30 - 92 53 443
Locksmith 24 h 030/55578437
Do you have any question?
Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions.
How can I rent an apartment at the IBZ?
To apply for an apartment a research or teaching contract at a Berlin University, College or Research Institute is required. Please fill out the following form or send us your planned travel details and apartment inquiry via Email. We will then check if the apartment is available and will get back to you asap.
What does the rent include?
All rents are all-inclusive containing fully furnished and equipped apartments including all side costs, Internet connection via the eduroam network as well as the use all community facilities.
What other costs will there be?
If you borrow bedding, a fee of 8 Euros will be charged for each set. After your stay, you will be charged a cleaning fee.
Do I have to pay a security deposit?
It depends: If you are staying for less than two months, we do not require a deposit. For a stay of two months or more, a deposit of one months rent will be charged.
How far in advance should I reserve an apartment?
The demand for a place in the IBZ is quite high. We recommend that you book as far in advance as possible. If you are planning to stay in Berlin for longer, please ask at least six months in advance if a suitable apartment becomes available. There are sometimes apartments available for short term spontaneous visits. It is worth checking and we can always put you on our waiting list.
At what point is a reservation binding?
Once you receive written confirmation, the reservation is binding. A booking is made after the first rental payment has been made.
Can I cancel a reservation?
Reservations may be revoked for 1-2 room apartments no later than one month prior to arrival. For larger apartments, you must notify us at least two months in advance. If the required notice is not given, the rent due will be charged.
When is the first months rent due?
The first months rent (rental confirmation) must be paid and transferred to our account no later than one month before the start date of the contract. Once we have received your payment we will confirm your booking.
How does the check in work?
Our house has a key machine. Check-in can be made “24/7”. Should you plan to arrive outside the opening times of the rental office, you will first obtain your apartment. All formalities will be dealt with during office opening times on the following working day.
When is the current rent due?
The current rent is due no later than the 5th of each month.
How do I pay the rent?
Payment should be made by bank transfer or by SEPA Direct Debit. In exceptional cases, the payment can be made via debit cards or credit card in the office. Cash payments are not accepted. Banks accept cash payments for the IBZ account. However, the banks will charge a fee for this service.
How can I make direct debit payments or cancel a standing order?
A direct debit needs to be authorized in writing, on a form which is available at the office. The rent will be deducted from your account on the 12th of each month. The direct debit will end when the lease ends if you do not cancel it in writing beforehand.
Is the internet in the apartments?
The IBZ is connected to the research network EDUROAM and therefore has a high-speed broadband connection. Please contact the host institute to obtain an access code prior to your arrival.. Use of the internet is free of charge.
Can I set up my own washing machine in the apartment?
No, washing machines are not allowed in the apartments. We provide a launderette within the building.
Can I bring my pet?
Unfortunately not, due to the increase of pet allergies in the IBZ.
Can guests stay in my apartment or in the IBZ Berlin?
Of course. Your guests can stay in the apartment with you. Mattresses and bedding can be rented for a minimal fee. Should an apartment be vacant you could even rent it as a guest apartment. You want your visitor to have their own apartment, please ask the rental office.
How can I participate in the cultural and scientific exchange in the IBZ Berlin? And where can I meet other scientists or celebrate with my friends or colleagues?
We are pleased to offer special rooms and facilities for presentations, lectures, video presentations, concerts, etc. Should you wish to participate just send an E-mail to the rental office, where we coordinate the program of events and will arrange a date for your program with you. The club room on the ground floor and the auditorium are available to all our guests free of charge by appointment for private parties.
Any further questions? Then send us an email at info (at) ibz-berlin.de. We look forward to hearing from you.
Concerts, lectures and celebrations: the IBZ Berlin is ideal for many different occasions.
Whether for a small corporate event, a product launch, a team meeting, a small conference or a private party, the club and the hall of the IBZ are perfect locations between 30 to 80 people
The downstairs club can be easily transformed into a movie theatre or concert hall. It is equipped with a projector, a screen, a small stage and a stereo, as well as a private bathroom and a kitchen. The club is an ideal location for private parties and small corporate events.
The hall fits up to 80 guests comfortably. The room has a movable stage, a counter for welcoming the guests or offering a buffet. The hall is easily accessible via a lift. It is also perfect for larger gatherings, presentations or workshops.
Both locations are also available for hire by those who do not live at the IBZ Berlin. Simply contact us and we will happily check the availability of the rooms.
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The IBZ Berlin acts as an important bridge between the universities of Berlin and the international scientific community. If you enjoy working in an international environment and meeting people from different cultures you could be right for us. We encourage our employees to develop their own ideas and to take initiative, which leads to a unique experience allowing employees to take full advantage of being able to work with people from all over the world.