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What does a Studierendenwerk do?

You are here on the website of the Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe. On this page we explain what a Studierendenwerk does.

People work in the Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe. They look after 45,000 students. These are people who study and learn a lot. You can study at a university or college.

The Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe looks after students in the cities of Karlsruhe, Pforzheim, Calw and Bad Liebenzell. The Studierendenwerk helps students with many tasks:
  • Many students have little money. The Studierendenwerk tells students where they can get money.
  • Students need a place to live. The Studierendenwerk gives students rooms in halls of residence. A hall of residence is a place where many students can live. Students don't have to pay much money there.
  • Students also need something to eat and drink, of course. The Studierendenwerk has cafeterias and dining halls at the universities. These are places where students can eat cheaply.
  • Some students have children. The Studierendenwerk has day-care centres. The children can play, eat and sleep there during the day. Students can then study better.
  • Sometimes students have worries or problems. Then they feel bad. Students can talk to someone in the Studierendenwerk. It feels good when someone listens and helps.

The Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe is a non-profit organisation. Non-profit means that people help other people. The Studierendenwerk receives money from the state of Baden-Württemberg for this.