Social counselling service

In General Social Counseling, we offer orientation and decision making assistance as well as information about complex social questions such as:

  • Financing your studies through gainful employment (social insurance, maternity leave/protection, internship, recognized social benefits…)
  • Social Benefits of the Studentenwerk (Loans, Token Coins)
  • Benefits for soon-to-be-mothers and students with children (increased demand for the measurements in the 2nd Book of the Social Code, monetary support for parents, child money, income support, maintenance…)
  • Potential savings (exemption of Radio & Television License Fees, social tariff of Telekom)
  • Framework of Studies (Health and other insurance, organization of studies)
  • Questions from Students with Handicaps and chronic illnesses
  • Questions from International Students

Our employees are lawfully bound to discretion. Multiple counseling places in the Studentenwerk are completely confidential.

Social counselling service
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 5
07743 Jena


Office hours thursday from 11.00 to 16.00 h

If you need further help you can get to the psychosocial-counseling, offered by the Studentenwerk.


At the Family Office of Friedrich Schiller University you will find help for all family related topics, from caring for family members to parental leave and exemption of health insurance co-payments. In addition to this offers you can get help from the social counselling service (for students) and the flexible child care.

University Family Office "JUniFamilie"
Nadine Löhr
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 5
07743 Jena
Phone:0049 3641-9-31025
Fax: 0049 3641-9-31028 


Office Hours
Tuesday 10.00 to 12.00 h
Wednesday 13.00 to16.00 h
and on appointment