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International students in Berlin

We are happy that you are studying in Berlin or would like to study here. Berlin is the city with the most international students in Germany! Starting a study abroad program requires good preparation. You can find all important information, from preparation to questions about the end of your studies, on the website of the Deutsches Studentenwerk. Here we aim to inform you about how you can make your stay in Berlin as pleasant as possible and introduce you to the services offered by the studierendenWERK BERLIN for international students.


Informations for students affected by the Ukraine war

We express our full solidarity with the Ukrainian people, and do not give up hope that this war will soon end.

Below you will find various information from the different departments that you may find interesting and helpful.

Пропозиції для студентів, які постраждали від війни в Україні

Ми висловлюємо свою повну солідарність з українським народом і не полишаємо надії, що ця війна скоро закінчиться.

Нижче ви знайдете інформацію з різних областей, яка може стати цікавою та корисною.

Предложения для студентов, пострадавших от войны в Украине

Мы выражаем свою полную солидарность с украинским народом и надеемся, что эта война скоро закончится.

Ниже вы найдете информацию из разных областей, которая может стать интересной и полезной.

Who we are

What is the studierendenWERK BERLIN?

The studierendenWERK BERLIN is responsible for supporting the social, economic and cultural interests of all Berlin students. In most countries, the universities are responsible for these tasks: There, each university manages its own dormitories and dining halls and takes care of the students. In Berlin (and in other cities in Germany), these tasks are the responsibility of the studierendenWERK BERLIN, which serves 170,000 students from 19 colleges and universities in Berlin.


Offers of studierendenWERK BERLIN

Photo: stW Berlin

Photo: stW Berlin

With our wide range of workshops, events and trips aimed at international students, we want to create opportunities for you to get to know other students, discover the city and get settled in.

Find out more about our offers here.

Welcome to Berlin!

Photo: stW Berlin

Photo: stW Berlin

If you are having any issues, our various departments are happy to help. 

Find out more about how we can help through our Welcome videos. 

External Offers

Photo: stW Berlin

Photo: stW Berlin

There's even more! We have collected some additional resources, helpful offers and links to external institutions offering support to international students here.