There are approximately 1,000 rooms available in student residence halls in Kassel and Witzenhausen, all of which are administered by Studentenwerk Kassel (Student Services).
Private Sector Accommodation
Students can alternatively search for accommodation in the private sector. There are a variety of single and shared flats in Kassel, both furnished and unfurnished. A room in a shared flat,a Wohngemeinschaft or WG in German, should be relatively easy to find with so many students living in the city.
The Media Library offers you an extensive reference collection (non-circulating items) of resources for autonomous learning (books, magazines, audio CDS, videos and DVDs). The adjacent Self Access Study Centre is also available to you - for your own independent use - and offers a wealth of language learning software.
Germany allows freedom of choice in regard to doctors and medical care. This means that you can choose your doctor, but it is nevertheless recommended to have a family doctor. In case of illness, necessary medical check-up or vaccination, your family doctor will be familiar with your medical history and can also refer you to a hospital or specialist as well as prescribe specialised therapy.
The Centre for University Sports (Zentrum für Hochschulsport) offers approximately 100 courses, workshops, sporting tours, and excursions in over 70 different kinds of sports. These include: martial arts, aerobic and strength training, games, dance, aquatics, and winter sports. Online registration takes place at the beginning of each semester. The minimum fee for employees is 10 Euro. The courses are open to guests if spots are available.