Football afternoon on 30 September 2023 - Register now!

A football afternoon with international students to get to know each other and join in. Here you have the chance to train and experience a friendly game of football as a team!

What? Football for beginners and everyone else.
When? 3:00 pm
Where? Meeting point Karlsruhe market square at the pyramid.
Requirements: Sports shoes for outdoors, sports clothes, drinks, food Costs: None
Participants: max. 10 persons

Register HERE (Registration deadline: 23.09.2023)


Info: Reachability at the beratungsWERK

From 24.08. to 01.09.2023 there will be a personal counseling in the beratungsWERK in the Mensafoyer of the Mensa at the Adenauerring only for BAföG. General counseling (e.g. social counseling, exchange programs, reimbursement of semester fees, etc.) will take place during this period only by mail or by phone (phone: +49 721 6909-6111).


Review: Open Day on July 08, 2023

A big THANK YOU to everyone who was there, we were very happy about the great interest! Our canteen tours alone were fully booked and we are pleased that we were able to give you a glimpse behind the scenes of our canteen on the Adenauerring.
In the ballroom, one could experience 100 years of history of the Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe in pictures accompanied by music. Get great prizes on the wheel of fortune and find out more about offers and services from the Studierendenwerk and the Studierendenwerk as an employer at various information stands. Our guests had a wide choice of gastronomy: from our own brands [kœri]werk®, [pizza]werk®, [pasta]werk® to crêpes and a wine stand as well as other soft drinks. There was a bouncy castle and face painting for the children and creative photos were taken as souvenirs in front of the photo wall. You can also find more insights from the day on our Instagram channel @studierendenwerk_karlsruhe.


Chinese language course (online) on 27.07.2023

This Chinese language introduction course provides a solid foundation for your introduction to Chinese. You will become familiar with the Chinese characters and improve your speaking and comprehension skills. By focusing on simple conversations, you can expand your communication skills and lay the foundation for further learning in the future.


OPEN-DOOR DAY ON 08.07.2023 FROM 11:00 A.M.

Experience the Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe with the whole family!
On the occasion of our 100th anniversary this year, we are organizing an open day at the Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe. We cordially invite all interested people, young and old, to take a look behind the scenes of the Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe.


Solidarity project: 5,600 euros for beekeepers in Laos

Refectory guests collect for a good cause - new project for Bangladesh launched

Over the past few semesters, guests of the Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe have collected
solidarity meal 25 cents and each solidarity muffin 10 cents for a MISEREOR project that supports beekeepers in Laos. Michael Postert, Managing Director of the Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe, was able to hand over the proceeds of 5,600 euros to MISEREOR today.


Bike tour to Ettlingen on 23.06.2023

Our International Student Center (ISC) invites you to a picturesque bike tour to Ettlingen in June.
The trip starts at the Studierendenwerk and leads through the streets in the south of the city, over the Zoobrücke bridge and past the historic Albtal train station. The route continues along the idyllic Alb River into the beautiful old town of Ettlingen, where you can take a break with a delicious ice cream in sunny weather or enjoy a hot drink in rainy weather.
The return trip is on a direct path along the Ettlinger Allee, which is safe and pleasant to ride thanks to its bicycle lane. Prepare for an unforgettable day of adventure and discovery!


SAVE THE DATE: Open Day of the Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe on 08 July 2023 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Behind the scenes at the Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe: we'll show you what we're made of.
Be curious - more information will follow in the next few weeks!


[pasta]werk® - Take the classic home with you!

From now on, our in-house pasta from the [pasta]werk® is also available to take home. Now in your cafeteria!

And this is how it works:
1. take a bowl and fill it with your favourite pasta. 2.
2. have it weighed at the cash desk and pay for it.
3. decant into your own container or our labelled paper bags.
4. take one of our [pasta]werk® sauces with you - or all of them!

Tastes like #self-bought - [pasta]werk® at home!


Game night Z10

Are you an excited gamer looking for an opportunity to learn new games and play with other game enthusiasts? Then come to our international games evening! We will gather in the garden if the weather is nice and in a cozy room at Z10 if the weather is bad. Let's spend an evening of fun and excitement together playing our favorite games!


German mini course for refugees

Every Tuesday at 6:00 pm we have prepared a German introduction course for you, where you will practice the German language in a fun and playful way. Discover interesting facts and data about Germany and get on your way to a better understanding of the German language.


Climate Puzzle Workshop - We hold the cards in our hands

Understand our climate system in just three hours! Test, deepen and share your climate knowledge!


Flea market "From parents for parents"

Our Kinderhaus Blumenland & Kita Sternschnuppe organize a flea market "From parents for parents"


Crochet class for beginners

The crochet course offers beginners without any previous experience the chance to learn crochet from scratch. It is divided into four lessons in which you will learn the most important basic stitches and shapes of crochet. At the end of the course you will be proud to have completed a small homemade project that you can take home as a souvenir.


Africa days in the canteen

On various days in May, you can experience a culinary journey through Africa in the refectories of the Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe. From Madagascar (banana casserole with coconut milk) to Benin (Aziin Nusunnu au poulet fragrant rice), Gambia (vegetarian Mafé) to Senegal (Thibouyapp with beef), the gastronomic journey will take them across the African continent. We wish you a good appetite!


100 years of the Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe!

The Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe turns 100 years old exactly today, on 30.04.2023!
The Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe was founded in April 1923 under the name "Karlsruher Studentendienst e.V.". Then, as now, it was our task to support students in all aspects of their studies. In the meantime, there are more than 300 employees who take care of the needs of currently more than 40,000 students in Karlsruhe and Pforzheim.
On the occasion of our 100th anniversary, we have compiled a chronicle here with a few impressions from 100 years of history for you.
We hope you enjoy our little journey through time into the past of the Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe!

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Hike near Forbach in the Black Forest - register now!

Let's go on an unforgettable adventure in the Northern Black Forest! Our hike starts in the picturesque Forbach and you can discover breathtaking views, a historic wooden bridge and the rushing river Murg.
During a leisurely lunch break you can relax and enjoy the food you brought with you. Let the beauty of nature inspire you and prepare for a day full of discoveries and adventures!


Language course: French for beginners - every Tuesday in May!

Experience an inspiring journey into the world of French! This course will give you a solid introduction and let you get to know the most important French words. You will have the opportunity to have simple conversations in French and deepen your newly acquired skills.


Lecture: "No stress with stress - balanced through the daily study routine".

The Psychotherapeutic Counseling Center of the Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe (PBS) offers a lecture on Monday, 24.04.23 at Pforzheim University on the topic of stress in everyday study life for students. Interested students are cordially invited!


Tour across the KIT campus to the castle on 04/26/2023

You are new in Karlsruhe and don't feel quite at home yet? A picnic in the green gives you the chance to meet new people and discover the university campus! We show you the most beautiful paths into the green, so that you can enjoy a successful relaxation break between lectures.


Trip to Paris: 17.06. - 18.06.23

Experience the incomparable flair of the pulsating world metropolis Paris, one of the largest cities in Europe.
Look forward to an unforgettable weekend where we will leave together on Saturday and explore the city in the heart of Paris on a guided tour.


German-French exchange programme for students

Apply now for the student exchange (09.05. to 12.05.23) to Crous Lyon to get to know the city, French culture and student life in France.


"Brezelliebe" in our cafeterias

Our cafeterias now offer different pretzel creations with special toppings! Together with
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the best creations were selected. Whether pretzels with sweet toppings such as hazelnut, cocoa and salt or salty with pepper, cream cheese and chives or hearty with pepper, meatloaf and horseradish - there is something for any taste!


Info: 200€ energy price refund

The energy price refund of 200 euros can be applied for online.



Info for BAföG recipients:
The heating allowance II will be paid at the end of March 2023!


Favorite Food Special - Your favorite dish - FEEDBACK

You voted and we cooked! At the beginning of this year, we asked you for your favorite food in a canteen survey and you sent us many great food wishes, from which we then selected the following and cooked for you in the "Favorite Food Campaign" in the canteen:


Events and workshops at the ISC

The new ISC program flyer for the summer semester 2023 is here. You can look forward to a variety of great events, workshops, trips and much more. We wish you a lot of fun!


You have chosen - we cook: "Your dream dish".

First and foremost: We are excited about your responses!

You sent us hundreds of suggestions - creative, varied and sometimes quite curious.

After much deliberation, we have decided on five dishes that will be available in our canteens as early as March 6. So that each of you has the opportunity to try each dish of your choice, the dishes will be offered on different days: on 06, 08, 10, 14 and 16 March 2023.

The special: One of the selected dishes will be permanently available in the assortment. Here, too, you can decide which dish it should be.

We look forward to hearing your feedback and wish you bon appétit!


Gastronomic journey through 100 years of Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe!

Today in our refectories:
1930s: White cabbage mixed up: White cabbage - potato - mince - pot

We wish you a good appetite!


Please note!

Due to an internal training, the "Housing" department will not be available on Thursday, 09.02.2023 in the morning until approx. 13:00.
This may lead to delays in the processing of queries.

Thank you for your understanding.

Your Housing Department


"Don Confetti" - special offer in our cafeterias

Delicious confetti donuts in our cafeterias:
From 19.01. to 21.02.2023 you will get your "Don Konfetti" for only 0,85 € per piece!


New: Reusable bowls in our cafeterias

Starting now, we have reusable bowls for salads in our cafeterias!

This means that you can once again avoid plastic and eat your potato, fruit, tuna or any other salad from high-quality reusable bowls. For the potato and fruit salads, you can even get a lid to seal your salad tightly.

We charge a 2€ deposit for the bowls and 1€ for the lids.

Enjoy your meal!

Read more... in a new look!

Our new website is live!

We are very happy finally to present you our completely reworked, technically renewed website in a modern and fresh look!

With a lot of love and work we have given our website a completely new look. From now on, the website is responsive, which means that the site visually adapts to all mobile devices. This means that our App UNIverse will be switched off in the future, as the functions of the app can now be mapped directly via the website!

The web address remains the same, as well as your access data, if you have an account, for example to find a language tandem partner or to post an ad on our digital bulletin board and much more.

Have a look and browse through the new content!

We are looking forward to your feedback and hope that you like the new website as much as we do!


27.05.2022: No more mandatory masks in our facilities

Beginning Friday, 27.05.22, the mask requirement will no longer be in effect at all Student Union facilities.
This means that you no longer have to wear masks! If you feel more comfortable with a mask, you can of course continue to wear it at any time.


Fundraising for Ukraine in our canteens and cafeterias

From now on you can donate for Ukraine at the checkout in all our canteens & cafeterias if you wish.
  • How? If you want to donate something, you can simply take a corresponding card with the desired donation amount (0.50 €, 1 €, 2 € or 5 €) at the cash desk. This amount will then be deducted from your student ID card without cash.
  • How much? You can choose between a donation amount of 0,50 €, 1 €, 2 € & 5 €.
  • Where? At all cash desks of our refectories & cafeterias.


Umweltbewusster essen in unseren Mensen: Der Umwelt-Score

Transparenz in Sachen Nachhaltigkeit

Ab sofort ist in den Speiseplänen des Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe ein Umwelt-Score angegeben. Er basiert auf der Eaternity-Datenbank (EDB) und gibt mit einer Sterne-Bewertung an, wie klimafreundlich die Speisen pro Gericht sind. Dieser Eaternity-Score ist die erste Auszeichnung für eine Zukunft mit klimafreundlichen Lebensmitteln weltweit und wird zusammen mit Partnern aus der Wissenschaft errechnet.

Legende zum Umwelt-Score
Der Score bildet in vier Bereichen die Klimabelastung ab. Zunächst wird in den Speiseplänen zu jedem Gericht ein Durchschnittsscore errechnet und angezeigt. Dieser errechnet sich aus den Bewertungen der vier Bereiche Klima, Wasser, Tierwohl und Regenwald, deren Bewertung in der Detailübersicht einzusehen ist.

Alle Infos und Hintergründe zur Berechnung des Umwelt-Score findest du unter: