Just Study – This is our motto!
The Academic Support Group (AKAFÖ) is the Student Service for the University of Bochum and the Westphalia University of Gelsenkirchen, Recklinghausen and Bocholt.
We are responsible for social, economic and cultural students’ support. For this, we provide a comprehensive service that will help you resolve study related issues or problems. The AKAFÖ provides over 70,000 students and university staff with meals in its canteens and cafeterias, rents about 4,200 accommodations in student residential complexes, is engaged in the implementation of the Federal Education and Training Assistance Act (BAföG), offers childcare, social advice for foreigners and disabled people and many other services.
Take care of your studies - we will take care of the rest!
The Academic Support Group is responsible 1. as per § 1 (3) no. 3 of the German Student Service Law (StWG),
for the implementation of the Federal Education and Training Assistance Law (BAföG),
as per § 1 of the Regulation on the Student Services as Education and Training Support Offices as of July 20, 1998 (GV. NW. 1998 p. 480), in its current version.
The Academic Support Group provides student services within the scope of its responsibilities in the social and economic area, particularly through:
Die rechtliche Grundlage für die Arbeit des Akademischen Förderungswerk beruht auf dem „Gesetz über die Studierendenwerke im Lande Nordrhein-Westfalen". Die geltende Satzung des Akademischen Förderungswerks wurde vom Verwaltungsrat am 16.01.2015 beschlossen.