Social and Legal Advice

Social and Legal Advice for students enrolled at universities in Karlsruhe and Pforzheim within the scope of our area of responsibility

We provide first-hand information in the fields of law and refer you if necessary to other offices. Due to many years of service we dispose of a large network of co-operation and contacts.

Please note that legal advice is only given in German.

Since its establishment on January 1st, 1995, advisory topics have particularly extended to the following areas that are typical for students:
  • Tenancy
  • Alimony law
  • Laws and ordinances on entry and residence
  • Social security and social rights issues, such as health insurance
  • Disability, pregnancy, studying with children
  • Income support, housing benefit, child benefit and child-raising allowance
  • General university regulations, esp. completion of exams
  • Second repetitions
  • Contribution issues

What do I need to bring to the appointment with me?

Please send with your appointment request the following documents:
- current enrollment paper as well as
- a picture of your student ID.

Please also indicate whether the advice is desired by phone or video chat.

Contact / Opening hours
Studentenhaus, Adenauerring 7
76131 Karlsruhe

Opening hours
Due to the current situation, the Social and Legal Advice is only available online or via telephone by prior appointment.

Head of departement
Stephanie Desserich