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Studentenwerk Hannover

It is stated in the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act that the task of the Studentenwerk is the “economic, health, social and cultural promotion of the students”.


It serves as a public institution with around 240 employees according to the principles of common benefit and self-administration in which, of course, the students also participate.


In order to fulfill its tasks, the Studentenwerk Hannover manages:

  • canteens and cafeterias
  • maintains residential houses for students
  • offers a social counseling and social support for students in special life situations
  • gives information about health and accident insurance
  • supports cultural activities of students and informs students about all study-related important questions


On behalf of the Land of Lower Saxony, it is also responsible for the handling of BAföG applications.

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