The Studierendenwerk is not a HsKA institution but a service institution in charge of social care and promotion of the students at the higher education institutions in Karlsruhe and Pforzheim. The Studierendenwerk helps with organization and everyday life matters, the most important services and areas are:
Amt für Ausbildungsförderung (Office for Financial Support): Financial support by interest-free short-term or degree loans; BAföG if entitled
- Low-priced provisioning in numerous refectories and cafeterias
- Accommodation in rooms or flats at student halls, help with finding private accommodation
- Promotion of international contact (e.g. German-French student ID)
- 2 daycare facilities for students' children
- Support of students' cultural activities
- Legal advice for students
- Psychological help
Not stopping short of mundane matters like low-price hairdresser, help with finding jobs, carsharing links...
Special services for international students include: excursions, tutor programme, weekly get-together.
For details please see the Studierendenwerk website.