University Life

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University Life

The university also has a lot to offer beyond the lecture hall. Whether it's language offerings, inexpensive lunches, or a large recreational program, The Hochschule Niederrhein offers a variety of opportunities to meet, exchange ideas, and further your education.

Students have access to modern libraries at all three campuses in Krefeld (South Campus and West Campus) and Mönchengladbach. Students who would like to learn a foreign language or deepen their knowledge are offered a wide choice at the Language Center. There is a canteen at all three locations, where students receive discounted prices. In addition to two main courses and side dishes, there is a large selection at the salad bar, a Green Corner and a cafeteria in the morning.

The university sports, the choir and the commitment of the AStA and the faculty student bodies provide enough variety after the lectures. The university sports department has a large program and offers more than 20 different sports, from badminton to quidditch, volleyball and yoga. The university's AStA organizes quiz nights, lectures, auditorium cinema or game nights.

Living during your studies

Here you will find an overview of student halls of residence and housing associations in Krefeld and Mönchengladbach as well as private providers. If you have the opportunity to look around the campus locations before you start your studies, it is always worth taking a look at the notice boards at the Infopoints and the canteens. Free rooms are also regularly posted on the ASTA website.

Residences of the Studierendenwerk Düsseldorf Düsseldorf

Residences of the Studierendenwerk Düsseldorf AÖR
The Studierendenwerk Düsseldorf rents out accommodation in four residences in Krefeld and Mönchengladbach.

Studierendenwerk Düsseldorf
40225 Düsseldorf
Phone +49 211 81-15777
E-mail: info(at) Krefeld

Vennfelder Straße 10
47805 Krefeld Mönchengladbach

Rheydter Straße 254 a
41065 Mönchengladbach

Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 233
41236 Mönchengladbach

Privately run halls of residence Krefeld

Leyentalstr. 103
47799 Krefeld

Provider: Leyental 103 Immobilien GmbH
Telefon: +49 176 75882908
immobilien(at) Mönchengladbach

41068 Mönchengladbach

Provider: Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Annette Jansen-Winkeln
Winkeln 66
41068 Mönchengladbach
Phone: +49 2161 - 952767

41065 Mönchengladbach
41236 Mönchengladbach

Provider: Gemeinnützige Kreisbau AG
Nellessenweg 10
41238 Mönchengladbach
Phone: +49 2166 - 98510

Private accommodation and shared flats Krefeld and Mönchengladbach

Shared flats
It is possible to find a room in a shared flat (WG for short) with other students. Please refer to the notices at the university.

Private accommodation
The Hochschule Niederrhein's AStA provides addresses of private accommodation:

AStA der Hochschule Niederrhein in Krefeld
Adlerstraße 35
47798 Krefeld
Phone: +49 2151-822-3660 / +49 2151-822-3661

AStA of The Hochschule Niederrhein in Mönchengladbach
Webschulstraße 20
41065 Mönchengladbach
Phone: +49 2161 - 23552

Canteens of the Hochschule Niederrhein

The dining halls are not only an important part of university life because of the good food at low prices; they are also a social meeting place for students. Whether during the lunch break or for a coffee in between, students can meet their fellow students here or study outside meal times.

The dining halls offer a wide variety of choices. Vegetarian and vegan meals, dishes with meat, salads, as well as warm snacks are part of the regular offer. Fruits, vegetables and salads enrich the menu, as do fresh dairy products in the form of desserts and mueslis every day. The canteens are operated by the Studierendenwerk Düsseldorf. If you have any questions about the cafeterias or the facilities, please contact the Studierendenwerk directly.

Mensa Campus Krefeld South


Opening hours cafeteria
Monday: 11.30 am to 2.15 pm
Tuesday: 11.30 am to 2.15 pm
Wednesday: 11.30 am to 2.15 pm
Thursday: 11.30 am to 2.15 pm
Friday: 11.30 am to 2.15 pm


Cafeteria opening hours
Monday: 07.45 am to 4 pm
Tuesday: 07.45 am to 4 pm
Wednesday: 07.45 am to 4 pm
Thursday: 07.45 am to 4 pm
Friday: 07.45 am to 3 pm

During the lecture-free period daily only until 15:00!

Obergath 73
47805 Krefeld
E-Mail: braehler(at)
Phone: +49 (0)2151 537250


Mensa Campus Krefeld West


Openinghours Mensa
Monday: 11.30 am to 2.15 pm
Tuesday: 11.30 am to 2.15 pm
Wednesday: 11.30 am to 2.15 pm
Thursday: 11.30 am to 2.15 pm
Friday: 11.30 am to 2.15 pm

In the lecture-free time until 14.00 o'clock!

Openinghours cafeteria
Monday: 07.45 a.m. to 2.45 p.m.
Tuesday: 07.45 a.m. to 2.45 p.m.
Wednesday: 07.45 a.m. to 2.45 p.m.
Thursday: 07.45 a.m. to 2.45 p.m.
Friday: 07.45 a.m. to 2.45 p.m.


Frankenring 20
47798 Krefeld
Phone: +49 (0)2151 777908


Mensa Campus Mönchengladbach

Rheydter Straße

Opening hours cafeteria
Monday: 11.30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday: 11.30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday: 11.30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday: 11.30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday: 11.30 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Cafeteria opening hours
Monday: 07.30 a.m. to 2.45 p.m.
Tuesday: 07.30 a.m. to 2.45 p.m.
Wednesday: 07.30 a.m. to 2.45 p.m.
Thursday: 07.30 a.m. to 2.45 p.m.
Friday: 07.30 a.m. to 2.45 p.m.


Rheydter Straße 325
41065 Mönchengladbach
Phone: +49 (0)2161 21025


Annual financial statements Studierendenwerk

University sports in KR & MG


Nina Ilina, BA.
Coordination | Teaching BK & University Sports Student Services and Academic Affairs

Ceremonial handover of office 2020

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Maike Eufinger, Dipl.-Des.
Event Management Deputy Head of University Communications Head of Third Mission Team

Campus festival 2019

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Campusfest 2018

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The General Student Committee

The AStA - the General Student Committee - is the university-wide representation of interests of the student body. It maintains oral presentations that define the focal points of the AStA's work. This includes advising students on social and financial issues, involvement in cultural work, university, environmental and gender policy, press and public relations work, anti-discrimination or student sports. The AStA administers the budget of the student body, which is fed by the student body fees on a semester basis. These funds are used to realize projects, make purchases, finance parties, or pay the speakers an expense allowance for their work.

The AStA is the executive body of the student body at the university and is responsible for external representation. The AStA is elected by the student parliament and consists of the chairperson and his or her three deputies, a large number of officers and employees for various areas of responsibility. Due to the fact that the university is divided between the cities of Krefeld and Mönchengladbach, it has an office on both campuses.

In principle, students can come to the AStA with any concerns. The team of the AStA, which consists almost exclusively of students of the university, who would like to get involved and realize their own ideas besides their studies, is always open for students who want to get involved not only within the constituted student body and give the AStA a face with their ideas, visions and actions.

Check Mönchengladbach:

With, the Marketing Gesellschaft Mönchengladbach has created a new municipal website for young people, which was developed as part of a project idea with students and the university. In view of demographic change, it is more important than ever to get young people interested in our city. As a university location and a city undergoing structural change, Mönchengladbach has a lot of potential - especially for the students at our location and those who can still decide to come here. is intended to be the "appetizer" for students, apprentices and young people to our city - whether they have just arrived or have outgrown their native parental home. Designed as a platform, the new website is intended to do one thing above all: provide young adults with an orientation as to why Mönchengladbach is or should be their "place to be. As is well known, this discerning target group attaches a great deal of importance to a city as a place to live and a place to live that not only offers optimal conditions for studies or a job, but also fits in with their personal lifestyle. This approach is the common thread that runs through the website and presents the city's wide range of offerings for young people - as easily digestible snack content with plenty of room for your own discoveries. Check your lifestyle, check Mönchengladbach!

To make you feel right at home in your new university town, there are lots of coupons, discounts and get-to-know-you offers: https: //

Formula Student at the HSNR

As part of the Formula Student racing series, international universities compete against each other with self-built racing cars on professional race tracks.

The interdisciplinary team of students, founded in September 2011, has regularly participated in races since 2012.

Even though the team has grown considerably in the meantime, motivated students who want to take part in this exciting project are always sought after.

In addition to the technical tasks regarding the design and construction of the vehicle, there are also opportunities for students from other faculties in the organization to get involved.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Julia Kessler
Additive manufacturing

The ensemble of the university

The college has a mixed choir of soprano, alto, tenor and bass voices. Members come from all areas of campus life. Together they work on exciting choral literature, supplemented by voice and ear training. There are usually set semester programs that invite participation and are presented at concerts at the end of each semester. The repertoire includes both sacred and secular pieces.

Rehearsals are currently held on Wednesdays, 6 to 7 p.m. in the main auditorium - Krefeld South Campus. Our offer is directed to students and personnel of our university as well as to their friends and families and to those outside the university who are interested in exciting choir music. To get to know us: just drop by - to sing along: please contact the choir director.

Room of silence

The room is intended to be a place of individual retreat for all students and employees of the Hochschule Niederrhein; a place of prayer, meditation, personal devotion, accessible to members of all religious communities and world views.

Room of Silencein Mönchengladbach
R-building, room K 03 (AStA store). During the lecture-free period until the end of March 2023, it is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.

Room of Silence in Krefeld (Campus KR South)
I-Building, Room I K 10


Entrance Building R in Mönchengladbach

The LAKUM at the Hochschule Niederrhein

LAKUM is a meeting place for everyone at the university, primarily students, of course, but university teachers / lecturers and all other members of staff are equally welcome! LAKUM is present at both university locations. LAKUM means 'to stand up.' The word comes from Hebrew. It is a very pictorial language and is not only about getting out of bed in the morning, but also about finding a place to stand and start, to come alive, to (re)start, to get going.


The Hochschule Niederrhein as a trailblazer offers many paths and opportunities for its members. With "PrideProgress@HSNR", the university creates space for all employees and students who feel part of the LGBTQIA+ community.

The "PrideProgress@HSNR" network connects employees and students across the university. It offers a platform and safe space for sharing experiences and mutual support. The initiative aims to represent the LGBTQIA+ community inside and outside the university and sees itself as a mouthpiece for queer issues. The surname "PrideProgress" also stands for the representation of the queer BIPOC community.

All employees and students who feel addressed by this offer are invited to join the network via the contact form and help shape it.
We, the project group consisting of employees and students, have brought the network to life. We are where the threads come together. We also see ourselves as contact persons for this network.