Students of Cooperative State University Baden-Württemberg, Villingen-Schwenningen:

and Furtwangen University (HFU), Schwenningen Branch:

Studierendenwerk offers 29 rooms in a dormitory at Schrambergerstraße 26.

Students looking for accommodation can find private accommodation through the online database.

The Mensa (Cafeteria) at Karlstrasse 19 (1st floor) offers two fixed-price daily menus. In addition to the menus, there is a selection of pasta, salad, desserts, grilled specialities or stir-fried food. The price is determined by the weight of the food. If you fancy a snack or a hot or cold drink you can visit the new cafeteria on the ground floor of the Mensa.

Regular BAföG advisory appointments are offered by Student Services Freiburg during semester. As a result students from Furtwangen University and the Cooperative State University Baden-Württemberg in Villingen-Schwenningen no longer have to go to the office educational assistance at the Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis.

The next advisory session can be found here.

The appointments take place in the Mensa office.

BAföG, student loans, educational loans – hard to grasp! Due to the complexity of the different types of financing, students should seek advice before applying for one these financing options. We offer advice several times a semester in Villingen-Schwenningen.

Seit September 2016 ist die Jobvermittlung des Studierendenwerks Freiburg-Schwarzwald auch für Villingen-Schwenningen online.

In unserem Serviceportal können sich sowohl Arbeitgeberinnen und Arbeitgeber als auch Studierende registrieren, ihre Stellenangebote veröffentlichen und nach dem passenden Job suchen. Arbeitgeber können ihre Ferienjobs und Aushilfstätigkeiten online eingeben, ändern oder löschen. Ebenfalls möglich ist es, das Studierendenwerk in Freiburg per Mail oder Telefon zu kontaktieren. Das Angebot wird dann im Internet veröffentlicht. Kontakt: Jobs(at), Tel. 0761 - 2101-200

Die Studierenden in Villingen-Schwenningen können sich die Jobangebote auf unserer Website ansehen und Kontakt zu den Arbeitgebern aufnehmen. Auch sie müssen sich hierzu erst mit ihrem gültigen Studierendenausweis registrieren.

Das Angebot ist kostenfrei. Mit der Online-Jobvermittlung soll Studierenden bei der Jobsuche geholfen werden und den Arbeitgebern schnell und unkompliziert  passende Aushilfskräfte zur Verfügung gestellt werden.

Student Services Freiburg’s social counsellor advises students of Furtwangen University and the Cooperative State University Baden-Württemberg Villingen-Schwenningen about social, personal or economic concerns regularly during the semester.

All students experiencing problems during studying such as exam stress, housing difficulties or private problems can speak with Student Services’ psychologist Frau Ulrike Timm or with Susanne Rettinger in Schwenningen.

Open Office Hours no appointment necessary during the semester period:
Mo. 11.30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Bürkstrasse 1, 1st floor, room 103



Having fun during your studies is possible regardless of whether you have exams, presentations or general studying. You just need to know how! The psychotherapeutic counselling seminars show students how to be successful with their studies. Time management, public and creative speaking, tips and tricks for writing essays and exam techniques are included in the seminars.

Also all seminars in Freiburg are open to students of Furtwangen University and the DH as well. For information about all the courses and seminars in Furtwangen, Villingen-Schwenningen and Freiburg click here.

A day care centre is located at the Police Academy premises in Schwenningen for the children of students at the Police Academy, the Cooperative State University Baden-Württemberg (DHBW) and Furtwangen University.  The day care center has places for children between the ages of one and three.

All students pay a contribution to Student Services. With this they pay for a number of insurances that cover study related damage occurred during excursions, work experience and when at university. For example if a bike gets stolen during lecture period. Or if you break an expensive instrument in the laboratory. Accident insurance covers the costs for injuries obtained during excursions or other activities organised by student services or the University.

Want to pay lower prices in a foreign country? When you have an international student ID it is no problem. This ID is the single world-wide recognized international student ID with which you can receive numerous discounts, and it is available at Mrs. Tabor.

Furtwangen University and DHBW Students can use all the facilities of Student Services Freiburg as well as take advantage of counselling and participate in courses.

The Office of citizen offers different Services e.g. residents and foreigners registration Office.

 "WelcomeCenter Gewinnerregion" is an entity of Wirtschaftsförderung Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg. It informs about living and working in the area Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg. 


Capitol in Schwenningen: offers small-scale performing arts, particular movies

Theater and Culture: theater and small-scale theatrical shows in Villingen

Night with culture: in Schwenningen in the month of July

Excursions: Local recreation area Schwenningen-Moos, Lake Constance, Alsace, Freiburg and Stuttgart

Big Band: Both Universities founded together a Big Band, new members are welcome, Email: info(at),

Both Universities offer sport activities, for example football, volleyball, basketball, dancing classes. Furthermore there are many sports clubs, one public open air swimming pool and two public indoor swimming pools and an ice-scating ground.

The University Duale Hochschule founded an International Club, which organizes guided tours of the Campus, excursions and other activities for international students. Contact: Sandra Litz, Email: Sandra.litz(at),

Furthermore the DH offers a partynight each Wednesday and the HFU organizes a party for the freshmen and the so called “Bergfest” in the middle of the Semester.

International: Club for international students, run by des WelcomeCenter Gewinnerregion