Who are we?
ASV (Ausländische Studierenden-Vertretung in German) is the International Student Union that represents all International students of the University of Paderborn – regardless of whether they are regular or exchange students, language course participants, or even applicants. We have three main objectives:
- Consultation – We offer 1 to 1 consultation services regarding housing, finding jobs, understanding the German education system or even dealing with various authorities while getting settled in Germany.
- Care – We endeavour to support the needs of international students through various programs that help them to integrate into the university as well as the German society.
- Culture – We serve as one of the main organisations that promote and showcase the cultural diversity of the university through various events and initiatives. We also support this function through various sport events.
We are Project area of the Student Union at the University (Allgemeiner Studierendenausschuss (AStA) in German). As an elected Student Union, AStA is the student government which advocates and represents the interests of the students of the University. The ASV President is part of this executive board and ensures that ASV fulfils the roles outlined by AStA.