Counseling and Social Matters

Information centers

In our information centers (Infozentren) at Erfurt (Infoppunkt in the dining halls Nordhäuser Strasse and Altonaer Strasse), Ilmenau (ASC), Jena (INFOtake), Schmalkalden (information centre) and Weimar (INFOtake) you can get all the information and many services about studying, such as the International Student Card ISIC ISIC Card.

General social counseling service (ASB)

The general social counselling service ASB offers you orientation and decision-making assistance as well as information on complex social issues.

Psychosocial counseling service (PSB)

You can use the services of the PSB free of charge if you need to talk to a neutral person about yourself, your situation and your problems and to receive further support.

Course Program

The course program (Kursprogramm) of the Studierendenwerk's counselling centres includes workshops, courses, lectures and information events in which you can participate.

Legal advice

We offer you expert legal advice within the scope of our duties and responsibilities according to § 3, para. 1 of the Thuringian Student Services Act. Independent lawyers offer legal advice free of charge during the lecture period.

Service package

We offer an accommodation service package for international students in Erfurt, Ilmenau, Jena, Nordhausen, Schmalkalden and Weimar.


Information about the German healthcare system is available in German and English in the "Erste Hilfe - Illustriertes Gesundheitswörterbuch"(First Aid - Illustrated Health Dictionary).

Private health insurance

Foreign students over the age of 30 or from the 14th semester who cannot take out statutory insurance have the option of taking out private health insurance with the Union Versicherungsdienst, with which the Deutsche Studentenwerk (the umbrella organisation of all State Student Services -Studierendenwerk- in Germany) has concluded a framework contract.

Studying with a child

If you are pregnant and have a child during your studies, your Studierendenwerk will support you with many services.


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