There is more to successfully completing your studies at one of the higher education institutions in Mannheim than excellent teaching and research. The "everything else" has to be taken care of as well.
And that is where the Studierendenwerk comes into the mix – YOUR PARTNER ON CAMPUS.
Much of the social infrastructure for students in Mannheim is developed and operated by the Studierendenwerk. We take care of such things like BAföG, gastronomy in the Cafeterias and Cafes, organization and allocation of living accommodations in our Student Residence Halls, operation of a Child Care Facility for children and students, the Social and Psychological Counseling Services as well as the management of the Semestertickets.
The Studierendenwerk Mannheim is under the legal status of a public-law institution.
Responsible for about 25,000 Students at:
all being able to fully utilize the services of the Studierendenwerk. Our goal is to make the living experience in Mannheim as attractive as possible.
As a service provider with a social obligation, we work under the principles of self-management and a non-profit organization. Our main source of funding is primarily determined by own earnings; it is complemented by grants from the state of Baden-Württemberg and the student service fee. (Studierendenwerk Fee).
The Studierendenwerk Mannheim is a member of the governing organization, the Association for the German Studierendenwerke (DSW), in which the 57 Studierendenwerke have voluntarily affiliated with. As an association, the DSW represents the social interests of the students and the interest of the Studierendenwerke, in politics, the public, and the associations regarding universities and research. The association also maintains a close cooperation with institutions and organizations with similar goals. The individual Studierendenwerke assist by further organizing educational activities, providing expertise in legislation, and advising on day-to-day tasks.
The Studierendenwerk Mannheim is also a member of the ARGE of the South-West Studierendenwerke. This state-wide association serves to promote professional exchanges and to take advantage of potential synergies. The shared goal is to offer all students the best possible support in dealing with their studies, especially in social, economic, cultural, and health-related matters. While maintaining their independence, the individual Studierendenwerke pay attention in particular to the optimization and harmonization of business processes and the application of best practice models.