Short video series "Student Financing in the Crisis"

We provide information about study financing options and study organization possibilities during the pandemic. The videos can be found at the very bottom of this webpage. Feel free to click through!

Our offers at a glance

Show details

Please use to the telephone consultation without an appointment for your initial enquiry.

  • Tuesdays 1.00 to 3.00 p.m.
    • +49 1761 9659 669 Mr Dägling
    • +49 1761 9659 673 Ms Kuppardt
    • +49 1761 9659 679 Ms Wehling
  • Thursdays 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon
    • +49 1761 9659 669 Mr Dägling
    • +49 1761 9659 674 Ms Engelmann
    • +49 1761 9659 673 Ms Kuppardt

Do try to call several times during the telephone consultation hours: you will hear a dial tone even if the line is already busy.

Show details

For individual counselling, a personal appointment has to be booked in advance, which usually lasts around 50 minutes. Consultations can be held in English or German. Counselling can take place in the following ways:

  • by phone
  • by video consultation via Big Blue Button
  • or personally on site (depending on the infection situation)

Individual counselling can be arranged in the following ways:

Our social Counsellors have different areas of specialisation. You can consider this when booking an appointment. However, all counsellors will be happy to support you with your initial enquiry, regardless of their focus.

Show details

Short enquiries can be sent to us by e-mail to sozialberatung {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de.

Show details

Besides studying, there are other issues that occur in everyday life. There are various ways for students to finance their studies, one of the most common being taking a job. Also, when a child is born, this influences study planning or financing. Previous (financing-) plans have to be rethought. Likewise, studying can bring further challenges if a chronic illness or disability plays a role in daily life.

That is why we offer regular information events on these topics. You can find an overview of the contents and dates in the overview of our online events.

Studentenwerk Leipzig's Social Counselling

Studying places high demands on students, everyday student life might turn out to be a big challenge. You are not alone during difficult times in your life; Studentenwerk offers you free help and support.

Our Advisory Competence

We are your competent contact persons, if you have questions concerning the following issues:

You can approach us with other problems as well. Whether you think about commencing to study or already graduate and prepare for professional life - we answer your questions individually and can refer you to the proper authorities and persons.

Counselling guidelines:

  • We listen to you and your concerns.
  • We develop approaches to solving problems and perspectives together with you.
  • We inform you about social law claims and other offers of assistance.
  • We establish contacts for you to other counselling offices, assistance services, and authorities in charge, if necessary.
  • We want to encourage you to act as experts in your own interest.

Who we are

Aike Dägling

Aike Dägling

Social Counsellor & Contact Person for Students with disabilities/chronic illnesses
+49 341 9659 941
+49 1761 9659 669
sozialberatung {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de

Annett Engelmann

Social Counsellor & Contact Person for Students with Children
+49 1761 9659 674
sozialberatung {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de

Counselling in English possible.

Sozialberaterin Jana Kupphardt Studentenwerk Leipzig

Jana Kuppardt

Head of Department & Contact for International Students
+49 1761 9659 673
sozialberatung {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de

Counselling in English possible.

Jenny Wehling

Social Counsellor & Contact Person for students with child(ren)
+49 1761 9659 679
sozialberatung {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de

Counselling in English possible.

Ms. Winkler

Head of Department (on parental leave, replacement: Hannah Cremer, Contact:
+49 341 9659 942
+49 1761 9659 672
winkler {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de

Counselling in English possible.

Questions and Answers

Show details

You can book your desired appointment online, and we will call you for a consultation. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, you can also reach us without an appointment during our office hours - currently only by telephone. If you would like an appointment on another day, please contact us by sozialberatung {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de (email) with your request and indicate possible times for a return call.

Show details

As there are many things to be taken into account we recommend an individual consultation to find answers to all of your questions. For example, BAföG is not paid during a leave of absence, child benefit is only paid in exceptional cases, and there are many other things you should know.


Show details

A lot of things - that is why we cannot answer this question comprehensively at this point. It depends e.g. on your health insurance status, the contractual form of your job/s and how you otherwise finance your studies. Why not contact our Social Counselling Service for advice?

If you are looking for a student job, please visit our job portal.

Show details

Studentenwerk offers various options of disabled-friendly housing; we have also assistant rooms for rent. If you are interested, please visit the disabled-friendly housing page or contact Aike Dägeling, one of or Counsellors, at sozialberatung {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de.


Show details

Many students work alongside their studies. Usually students want to earn some money with an activity that is compatible with studying. But pay attention: Interesting student jobs are often offered as activity of an independent character, e.g. honorary jobs, and there is a lot to consider here. In the information sheet you will find the most important general information on the topic without claiming it to be complete. If you have any further questions, you are welcome to make an appointment with our social counselling service for a personal consultation.

Show details

In general, you can say that psychosocial counselling deals with issues concerning the handling of stress and difficult situations in studies and everyday life, while social counselling deals with issues of financing optionsstudying with childrenstudying with chronic diseases etc.

Many issues are in general relevant to social counselling and psychosocial counselling. The question, for instance, whether a leave of absence is reasonable due to a disease or great stress, does not only involve the aspect of how to benefit from that time to feel better and be able to study again (psychosocial counselling), but often also the problem of how to finance this period (social counselling). That is why psychosocial counselling and social counselling collaborate closely in many aspects – provided the respective student gives his or her consent.

If you are not sure which of the two counselling services to contact (first), you can describe your problem and ask for our evaluation in an studierendenberatung {{ätt}} studentenwerk-leipzig {{punkt}} de (e-mail).

Financing your studies during the crisis


The Social Counselling Service provides information about one-off financial support options
The Social Counselling Service provides information for international students