The German Student Services are responsible for providing social, financial and cultural support services to students. Growing out of student self-help groups, today the Student Services are organized under state jurisdiction and almost all have become public institutions.
In North Rhine-Westphalia the Student Services have been organized since 1974 as independent public institutions with the right to self-administration.

A judicial statute from September 16, 2014 (GV.NRW 2014, page 547) governing the Student Services in North Rhine-Westphalia sets out the duties and local responsibilities of the Student Services for the individual universities.

Ikon external Weblink Studierendenwerksgesetz – StWG

Financing and Performance Data

The Student Services in NRW are social service companies. Financial management and accountancy must comply with commercial principles.

The importance of the Student Services, employing almost 5000 workers, also as a significant economic factor for NRW, can be seen, for example, in the contract volume for 2016, which totaled €207 million.

The comparatively inexpensive prices for services are possible due to students’ semester fees, self-generated revenue as well as state subsidies to set off the running costs of operation.

The twelve Student Services in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia

Aachen

… to make studying successful! All-around service for students of the Aachen ...

Bielefeld

Bielefeld Student Services – unique in their diverse range of activities: Housing ...

Bochum

In every situation or for any questions you might have as a ...

Bonn

Studying without stress: Bonn Student Services office is the right place for ...

Dortmund

Dortmund Student Services are service providers to more than 55,000 students at ...

Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf Student Services are the strong partner students need so that they ...

Essen-Duisburg

We are the Student Services responsible for 50,000 students and staff of ...

Köln

Living -- Laughing -- Learning. Trying to juggle all three is a ...

Münster

Münster Student Services was founded more than 90 years ago as a ...

Paderborn

Dining, housing, student financing, childcare and support of cultural events -- these ...

Siegen

Siegen Student Services is there for you! As a modern, non-profit service ...

Wuppertal

To make studying successful, students and universities require a competent and reliable ...

Local Jurisdiction

Logo Studierendenwerk Siegen

responsibility: Universität Siegen

study place: Siegen