Cooperation and qualification

With each other instead of against each other. Studierendenwerke continuously work to achieve good study conditions for international students. They work together with local partners.


International round table

At the majority of higher education locations, the institutions that are directly or indirectly involved with international students meet regularly for so-called round table discussions.
Studierendenwerke are involved in these working groups together with international offices, higher education communities, immigration authorities, other advice centres, student initiatives and student government units.

The round table committee “International students in Hanover” includes up to 25 people from all institutions that have contact with guest students in Hanover. On the one hand, the personal dialogue helps to ensure that many problems can be discussed quickly. On the other hand, the good networking and coordination also improves the overall situation of international students at the higher education institutions. The committee was founded in 1994 on the initiative of the Studentenwerk.

Intercultural qualification


More and more Studierendenwerke are offering intercultural training at their locations.
In workshops and seminars, students reflect on their own values and prepare themselves for dealing with other moral concepts.

At the same time, these events are often a good opportunity to get in touch with fellow students from all over the world, to learn more about them, and are often the beginning of international friendships.

Service Point for Intercultural Competence

Tel.: 030 29 77 27 -71/ -75

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More services for international students

Information and orientation

Who? How? What? Where? How come? For what reason? Why? – Studierendenwerke help students to find their way around everyday life in a higher education setting. To this end, they offer information and, in some cases, advice in several foreign languages.

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Advice and help

If you don’t know what to do in a crisis: Studierendenwerke support in emergency situations. Studierendenwerk advisers are attuned to the special needs of international students.

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Mentoring and meeting people

Studierendenwerke create spaces where people can meet each other. They are keen to bring German and international students together so that they can enrich both each other and the campus.

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Services around the study

For higher education studies, you attend a higher education institution such as a college or university. The Studierendenwerke are the right place to go if students need information on housing, food, finances and everything else. In principle, the services offered by the Studierendenwerke are available to all students. Some services are specially tailored to international students.

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SIK Publications

The Service Point for Intercultural Competence (SIK) supports and presents the intercultural work of the Studierendenwerke with regular publications.

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