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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.

  

You can watch this video with subtitles in english.
All information given in the video is also provided in the text on this site.

Canteens, Foodtrucks and Coffee Bars

Our canteens and coffee bars are spread all over Berlin. Our food trucks are on tour, bringing our food to your dorm and also to some of our Mensa or university locations.

The current menus are available on our website and in the app. You can pay with your MensaCard, which you can load at the vending machine, at the food truck or via Autoload.

All further information and an overview of which dining halls are open at which times or where our food trucks are located can be found here:
www.stw.berlin/en/dining-facilities

 

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 almost 4000 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:
www.stw.berlin/en/housing

You can watch this video with subtitles in english.
All information given in the video is also provided in the text on this site.

You can watch this video with subtitles in english.
All information given in the video is also provided in the text on this site.

BAföG

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.

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. 

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: 
www.stw.berlin/en/counselling/writing-consultation.html

Applications for KfW student loans can also be submitted to studierendenWERK BERLIN.
More information is available here: www.stw.berlin/en/kfw

 

 

All information given in the video is also provided in the text on this site.

Photo: Felix Noak

 

Psychological-Psychotherapeutic Counselling

In crises and when facing psychological problems the psychological-psychotherapeutic counselling is your first contact point.

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:
www.stw.berlin/en/counselling/counselling-for-students-with-disabilities.html

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. Since Fall 2021, we will even be able to offer an additional 80 daycare places in the new daycare centre at Berliner Hochschule für Technik.

More information about our daycare centres can be found here: www.stw.berlin/en/nursery.html

Student jobs

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

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All information given in the video is also provided in the text on this site.

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

Big live event "Welcome to Berlin" on 28.10.!
Register now!
https://www.stw.berlin/kalender/welcome-to-berlin.html