Do you need advice on social or economic issues? Then our social counselling can give you valuable tips and answers. Ronald Friedrich and Helga Kessler can often help before problems arise. But they are also happy to be your first point of contact in difficult situations and offer help in finding solutions. You can make an appointment for a counselling session by phone or by e-mail. Of course, the counselling sessions are absolutely confidential and free of charge for students.
In addition to general questions before taking up studies or during the transition from studies to work, you can come to us for advice on the following topics:
- Financing your studies
- Work and study
- Counselling and help in financial emergencies (emergency fund)
- Social benefits
- Health insurance
- Assistance for international students
- Support in special situations (e.g. pregnancy)
- Studying with a child
- Assistance for students with disabilities or chronic illnesses.
If you have questions concerning BAföG, please contact the Amt für Ausbildungsförderung.
Social Counseling on Tour and Chat
Besides one-to-one counselling sessions, the social counselling service also provides you with information in open-house counselling hours. We regularly have an information desk on site in Stuttgart-Mitte, Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Esslingen, Göppingen and Ludwigsburg. Just drop by – questions are free of charge. You can find the current dates on our events page.
ONLINE COUNSELLING BY CHAT
The social advice offers a chat once a month. You don't have to log in or register an can chat with us anonymously.
The next appointment will take place on Wednesday, 14 June 2023 from 11 am to 1 pm. During this time, the chat will be available on this page.
ONLINE INFORMATION LECTURES
At our online information lectures you will receive valuable tips and advice on selected topics. The lectures are held in German.
Participation is free of charge. However, a short informal registration by e-mail is necessary so that we can send you the access data! We use the data protection compliant programme Alfaview. Just follow the link we will send you with the access data. Informal registration by email: email@example.com
The next dates:
- Wohngeld – (K)Eine Möglichkeit zur Studienfinanzierung!?, 29 June 2023
Start: 3 p.m. each day
Frequently asked questions
Who can make use of social counselling?
Students who are enrolled at one of the 15 universities we support in Stuttgart, Ludwigsburg, Esslingen, Göppingen and Horb can take advantage of the social counselling free of charge.
We also advise prospective students who would like to find out, for example, about the possibilities of financing their studies or our semester contribution scholarship.
Can I get advice on the phone or by email?
Yes, this is possible if the issue allows for a short consultation. Once a month you can also contact us via chat. For more complex issues, however, we recommend personal counselling.
How do I make an appointment for counselling?
Please make an appointment for a personal consultation in advance by phone or email. You can find the contact details at the bottom of this website. The counselling sessions take place in Stuttgart-Mitte in the administration building of the Studierendenwerk or by telephone or video consultation.
How soon will I get an appointment?
You will usually receive an appointment within 14 days.
How often can I come for social counselling?
There is no limit. You can take advantage of our social counselling as often as you need. Together we will find a solution.
Rosenbergstraße 18, 70174 Stuttgart
+49 711 4470-1059 oder -1057
You can currently reach our social counsellor by telephone from Monday to Thursday, from 9 am to 3 pm, Friday von 9 am to 12 pm and by e-mail.
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Since email communication with Studierendenwerk Stuttgart is not encrypted, we cannot guarantee confidentiality for the information you email to us!