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We're open again: Delicious to-go. Infos about Corona Virus
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Corona Virus

We´re open again: Delicious to-go: Café Blueberry, CampusCafé, Schlüters, PizzaBar Harburg, Foodtruck, Café Finkenau, Café Student Affairs, Café insgrüne Botanischer Garten, Café CFEL, Café am Mittelweg. All other refectories are currently closed to contain the coronavirus. Latest information on the Corona Virus,

Counselling Centre Accommodation

We’ll answer your questions relating to housing and residence.

Online application

The admission application for our student residences is available here.

Halls of residence

Click here to see the locations of the individual properties.

Counselling centre for study financing – BeSt

The Counselling centre for study financing – BeSt provides free, objective advice from the perspective of students and those interested in studying, helping them find the best financing option to suit their needs.

The personal counselling includes all conventional financing options: BAföG higher education grant, scholarships, student loans, education funds and other loans.

22.5.20: Counselling Centre for Study Financing will be closed

On May, 22nd 2020 the Counselling Centre for Social & International Affairs –BeSI, Counselling Centre Study Financing – BeSt and the Counselling Centre Accommodation – BeWo will be closed.

On May, 25th 2020 we will be back for you by phone and e-mail.

From 16.3.20 only telephone and email consultation

From Monday, 16.3.2020, we will close this house for visitors, but will offer telephone and email consultation.


BAföG Office (Higher Education Grants) within Hamburg

Initial consultation Counselling Centre for Study Financing– BeSt

Telephone 42815-5107, -5108


Email: bafoeg@studierendenwerk-hamburg.de


BeSI – Counselling Centre for Social & International Affairs

Tel. 040/41902-155

Email: besi@studierendenwerk-hamburg.de


Counselling Centre for Study Financing– BeSt

Tel. 040/42815-5107,-5108

Email: best@studierendenwerk-hamburg.de


Counselling Centre Accommodation

Tel. 040/41902-268

Email: bewo@studierendenwerk-hamburg.de


HVV, Semesterticket and funding for international Students

Tel. 040/42815-5144, -5145

Email:  berechtigungsnachweis@studierendenwerk-hamburg.de



Study Financing in times of Corona

You can find






  • Corona related FAQs
  • an information sheet to help with the current situation
  • information on the Hamburg Corona Emergency Loan (and the application) 

on this website.



THE COUNSELLING CENTRE WILL BE CLOSED FOR VISITORS FROM MARCH 16TH UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE CONTACT US BY PHONE OR E-MAIL. Initial advice on BAföG (German law on higher education grants) applications and answering questions on BAföG in the

Counselling centre for study financing – BeSt (student surname starts with A-Z)

The Counseling Centre for Study Financing will be closed on May 22nd 2020.

Grindelallee 9

(Ground Floor)

20146 Hamburg

(near Dammtor railstation)

Telephone: +49 / 40 / 42 815 - 5107, - 5108

Fax: +49 / 40 / 41 902 - 6126


Telephone Hours

Mon 9.30 am - 3.00 pm

Tue, Thu 9.30 am - 5.00 pm

Wed, Fri 9.30 am - 1.00 pm

Please contact us also by E-Mail (best@studierendenwerk-hamburg.de)

  • Saving tips

    We help you save money and counsel you on issues like HVV and residence permits, exemption from TV and radio licences.