8.2.5 Student Welfare Organisation | Studierendenwerk Berlin

The Studierendenwerk provides various counselling services.

Social counselling by the Student Welfare Organisation
Franz-Mehring-Platz 2 (near Ostbahnhof station)
10243 Berlin

Tel.: (+49 30) 9 39 39-38
E-Mail: sb.fmp@stw.berlin
Website: www.stw.berlin/en/counselling/social-counselling-centre-fmp.html

The social counselling service offers help in the following fields:

  • study financing (Bafög, maintenance, scholarships, jobs, loans);
  • studies and childcare;
  • counselling concerning social law matters (child benefits, unemployment benefits II, health insurance);
  • problems with authorities or institutions (e.g. starting a legal appeal procedure);
  • living in Berlin, applying for housing benefits and
  • financial support for students (short-term bridge loans, emergency funds).

For more information regarding financial support please contact social counselling.


Barrier-free studying counselling
Franz-Mehring-Platz 2, house 2 (near Ostbahnhof station)
10243 Berlin

Phone: (+49 30) 9 39 39-84 41
E-Mail: bbs.fmp@stw.berlin
Website: www.stw.berlin/en/counselling/counselling-for-students-with-disabilities-fmp.html


Psychological and psychotherapeutic counselling
Students facing problems may contact one of the following addresses for counselling and therapy without a health insurance voucher (Krankenschein). Appointments should be arranged by telephone or via email.

There are two locations of the counselling service:

Psychological and psychotherapeutic counselling by
the Student Welfare Organisation

Franz-Mehring-Platz 2-3, house 2 (near Ostbahnhof station)
10243 Berlin

Phone: (+49 30) 9 39 39-84 38
E-Mail: pbs@stw.berlin
Website: www.stw.berlin/en/counselling/psychologic-psychotherapeutic-counselling.html


Hardenbergstraße 35
10623 Berlin

Phone: (+49 30) 9 39 39-84 01
E-Mail: pbs@stw.berlin
Website: www.stw.berlin/en/counselling/psychologic-psychotherapeutic-counselling.html