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

Aachen was last modified: June 17th, 2020 by ARGE Referent O. Kroll

Bielefeld

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Bochum

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Bonn

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Dortmund

Dortmund was last modified: June 17th, 2020 by ARGE Referent O. Kroll

Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf was last modified: June 17th, 2020 by ARGE Referent O. Kroll

Essen-Duisburg

Essen-Duisburg was last modified: June 17th, 2020 by ARGE Referent O. Kroll

Köln

Köln was last modified: June 17th, 2020 by ARGE Referent O. Kroll

Münster

Münster was last modified: June 17th, 2020 by ARGE Referent O. Kroll

Paderborn

Paderborn was last modified: June 17th, 2020 by ARGE Referent O. Kroll

Siegen

Siegen was last modified: June 17th, 2020 by ARGE Referent O. Kroll

Wuppertal

Wuppertal was last modified: June 17th, 2020 by ARGE Referent O. Kroll

Local Jurisdiction

Logo Student Services Siegen

responsibility: Universität Siegen

study place: Siegen