Welcome to the semester!
Teaching and research are what universities do. We do all the rest
Do you know what a "studierendenWERK" is?
Studierendenwerke run university canteens and halls of residence, and take care of BAföG. And not only that!
The studierendenWERK BERLIN runs counselling centres, offers training courses and, if you already have children, even daycare centres near the campus.
And we also organise cultural events!
In the following, we will explain what the studierendenWERK BERLIN offers you.
All information given in the video is also provided in the text.
Canteens, Foodtrucks and Coffee Bars
Our canteens and coffee bars are spread all across Berlin. There are 55 in total, but due to Coronavirus they are open or closed depending on the current infection situation. They offer food to order in advance and to take away ("Click&Collect").
Our food trucks are definitely on tour, bringing our food to you to your hall of residence and also to some of our canteens or university locations.
The current menus are available on our website and in the app. You can pay with your MensaCard, which you can top up at a vending machine, food truck or via autoload.
All further information and an overview of which canteens are currently open or where our food trucks are located can be found here:
Residence halls and assistance in finding accommodation
We can currently provide Berlin students with over 9,000 places in 32 halls of residence.
Registration is done exclusively via the dormitory portal on our website.
Unfortunately, there are currently about 3,000 students on our waiting list. Therefore, you have to be prepared for longer waiting periods (at least one semester). In the meantime, the InfoCenter studi@home will advise you on finding accommodation in Berlin.
You can find all the information you need about finding a place to live here:
Our Office for Educational Support, or BAföG Office, is responsible for all students from officially recognized Berlin universities.
Did you know that only 17% of Berlin students apply for BAföG? But many more would be entitled to it.
An application is almost always worthwhile! You can make your application via our online portal.
Due to coronavirus, we currently do not offer personal consultation hours. However, the local advisors in the office are available to answer your questions by phone.
Which consultant is responsible for you, you can find out here: To the search form
All information and the BAföG guidelines are available here: www.stw.berlin/en/finanzierung
Counselling on financing your studies and more
The social counselling service advises you on questions about financing your studies, studying with a child, and awards emergency funds and grants, among other things. We currently give advice by phone and email.
You can find all information here: www.stw.berlin/en/counselling/social-counselling-centre.html
The Writing Centre of the Social Counselling Service supports students at Berlin universities in their academic writing.
More information about the Writing Centre can be found here:
Applications for KfW student loans can also be submitted to studierendenWERK BERLIN.
More information is available here: www.stw.berlin/en/kfw
Photo: Felix Noak
In crises and when facing psychological problems the psychological-psychotherapeutic counselling is your first contact point.
You can make appointments by phone.
All information is available here: www.stw.berlin/en/counselling/psychologic-counselling.html
Advice on barrier-free studies
The counselling service on barrier-free studying supports students with disabilities and chronic illness. They also assigns study assistance and technical aids.
All information about our services is available in the video or on the following page:
Photo: Jan Eric Euler
Daycare centres near the university
For studying parents, we offer around 600 places in our 7 daycare centres close to the university, which are attractive places to live and learn for children from 0 years of age until they enter school. From 2021, we will even be able to offer an additional 80 daycare places in the new daycare centre at Beuth University.
More information about our daycare centres can be found here: www.stw.berlin/en/nursery.html
Whether it's writing the perfect CV, tax return or labor law – our training courses provide you with skills for your part-time job and beyond. By the way, students also work with us! On our website you can find our current job offers for student jobs.
You can find information about the training courses here: www.stw.berlin/en/job-agency.html
Further jobs are available on the website of our cooperation partner Stellenwerk: www.stellenwerk-berlin.de
Cultural events & trips
Promoting creativity, giving space, living diversity – that is the self-conception of the office Culture & International Affairs.
In addition to music and stage, art, film and literature events, there are "Get Togethers" where you can meet new people and "Culture Trips" in Berlin and the surrounding area.
All events and information can be found here: www.stw.berlin/en/culture.html
Everything you need to know for new arrivals in Berlin is here: www.stw.berlin/en/culture/kulturthemen/welcome-to-berlin.html