These are some of the opportunities Geislingen offers for leisure time. For more information go to http://www.geislingen.de/index.php?id=35. You will find interesting information about skiing, golf, minigolf, gliding etc.
Geislingen has a nice pedestrian area in walking distance to the university. You will find many cafés and restaurants there.
Biergarten im Stadtpark right across university
Atelierlounge, Karlstr. 3, Tel. 44458
Mangou im Schlachthof, Schlachthausstr. 22, Tel. 306095
In Geislingen, there are 6 student residences. The 4 buildings in Kaiser-Wilhelm-Straße are very close to the University. Exchange students normally live there. The 2 other buildings are down-town Geislingen but still within walking distance.
Once we have received your nomination from your university you will receive information on how to apply online for a room in the residence hall.
The application process can be started from April 1st or October 1st for a room in the following semester.
Please note that a room in the halls of residence can only be rented for the whole semester (March 1st - August 31st respective September 1st - February 28th) and that you cannot move in at weekends and on public holidays.
For the payment of the rent, students have to sign a document (Einzugsermaechtigung) which authorizes the Studentenwerk - the organisation responsible for the management of the residence halls - to withdraw the rent from your German bank account. Therefore, you will open a German bank account during the orientation week.
Rent is due during the first week of every month.
The first rent (March respectively September) and the deposit will have to be paid into your bank account in Geislingen (cash) on the first day of the orientation week and then be transferred to the account of the Studentenwerk. The deposit will be fully refunded if you leave the room in good condition. This process can take more than 8 weeks after the end of the lease.
It is also worth buying local newspapers on Wednesdays and Saturdays and reading the advertisements for accommodation. It may also be helpful to place your own request in a newspaper instead of just responding to advertisements.