Studying for a degree is a time of great challenges. The Studierendenwerk Ulm (Ulm Students' Union)
makes everyday student life easier and provides important social infrastructure at Ulm University of Applied Sciences – leaving you free to get on with your studies. Whether catering in the Mensa, looking for accommodation, childcare, advice, or financial assistance: the Ulm Students' Union is your partner for social support and assistance.
Please note: you'll find all information on the Ulm Students' Union regulations (mensas, student accommodation, Semesterticket) during the corona pandemic
on the special Studierendenwerk website
Office opening hours:
Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tel: 0731 50 23810
Fax: 0731 50 23831
facebook at »Studierendenwerk Ulm«
Financing your studies and BAföG
The Students' Union student finance department is happy to advise you on the various options for financing your course, such as BAföG, the educational loan (Bildungskredit), the KfW student loan (Studienkredit), and provide information on scholarships. The staff there will explain the legal situation to you, help you fill out applications, and explain official letters.
To help you, there is a BAföG Live Chat in October on Wednesdays from 2 pm to 4 pm on the website https://studierendenwerk-ulm.de/
bottom right (in the yellow chat bubble).
Social advice and support
During your studies, questions and problems concerning life and learning can arise in all kinds of situations. Here the need for support can vary greatly. Sometimes you just need information, sometimes you need support and guidance in times of crisis.
The Ulm Students' Union (Studierendenwerk) is also able to support and advise you in particular social situations. For learning and exam nerves, or difficult personal situations, your first point of call should be the Psychosocial Support Center (PBS). The Students' Union is also able to offer free legal advice and mediation. The Students' Union also helps with childcare for students' children and provides suitable accommodation for single parents.
You can obtain all other information and contact partners directly from the Ulm Students' Union.
Ulm Students' Union will help you find suitable accommodation. The Students' Union student halls of residence have different locations, layouts, sizes and rental costs. Appropriate accommodation is also offered for students with children and for students with disabilities. Since places in halls of residence are very popular, we recommend you apply for a place as early on as possible, using the online application form
The Students' Union will also help you if you are looking for a private flat or a room in a shared house. The housing referral service there is free for both private landlords and those seeking accommodation. You can find out more about living in Ulm under Accommodation and transport
or directly from the Students' Union
Food and drink
Ulm Students' Union operates a total of 6 canteens (Mensa) and 14 cafeterias, seven of which serve food. This is supplemented at all our locations by food and drink dispensing machines.
Every day, the Students' Union supplies the canteens and cafeterias at all three Ulm University of Applied Sciences locations with quickly-served, affordable food. Go to Mensa
to find out everything about the different cafeterias and canteens at Ulm University of Applied Sciences, as well as their opening times and menus, or go directly to the
On behalf of the students, the Students' Union negotiates the Semesterticket with the DING.
Accident insurance (covering your free-time, also abroad) and cloakroom insurance are already included in the Students' Union fee.
As a charitable organization, the Students' Union does not aim to make a profit and is able to offer services at fair prices, providing optimum value for money. The Students' Union prioritizes the interests and needs of students when making its commercial and investment decisions. All services are provided based on high quality, hygiene and social standards.