General Students' Committee (AStA)

About the AStA

The General Students' Committee (AStA) is the acting executive board and the external representing agency of the student body. It is therefore considered the student government and student representative organization


The AStA consists of different positions for various functions. It has a managing-committee which is composed of one chairman/woman, one vice chairman/woman and two finance representatives.

The members of the AStA are proposed by the managing-committee and accredited by the StuPa (Student Parliament). The managing-committee of the AStA is elected by the StuPa. If you are interested in participating in AStA work you are welcome to join our weekly meetings.

Currently the AStA consist of following members:

Managing-committee: Thomas Jansen (chairman), Jerome Wittling (vice chairman), Jonas Kühnling, Joshua Azvedo

Finanzes: Jonas Kühnling, Joshua Azvedo
Traffic: Jeannine Riemer
Environment: Michael Zimmer, Angelika Resch
Culture: Thomas Jansen
Sports: Jerome Wittling, Lukas Liesenklas
Teestube: David Cetinbas
International students: Blank Ali
PR: Bjarne Scheimann, Florian Bohrer

Weekly meetings

The AStA meets every week on wendsday at 5:00 pm. Every student is welcome to join. The meetings take place in the Kommunikationsgebäude in Room "Dienstweiler" (1. floor, next to the fitness room).

  Because of the current situation our meetings will be held online with BigBlueButton. Link:


Application for financial support

Ideas and proposals by students are very welcome. Every student is invited to come to our weekly meetings are share their proposals. You can also apply for financial support if you want to do or get something for students.

Application for financial support (german)

Semesterticket refund

Under certain circumstances, the semester ticket fee can be reimbursed in accordance with § 4 of the contribution regulations:

The full amount can be refunded to students who have to stay outside the area of validity for at least three months due to their studies and to students on leave of absence. This can be applied for if the student is in an internship semester, a semester abroad, is writing his or her thesis, is exmatriculated or is severely disabled.

You can download the form for the refund here or pick it up at the AStA office (9914, 0012). You have to hand in the application, a proof and the semester ticket.

Winter semester: 15.09.
Summer semester: 15.03.

You can hand in the applications during the opening hours of the AStA office or send them by mail. The postal address is: AStA Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld, Campusallee. Postfach 68, 55768 Hoppstädten-Weiersbach (Gebäude 9914).

IMPORTANT: The AStA is not liable for lost ID cards. Even if we keep your IDs safe and send them back to you with your notification, it can unfortunately happen that an ID is lost (e.g. in the mail).

If you have any questions, please contact us at asta(at)

Application for Semesterticket refund (german)


The Teestube is a common room in the KG for all students, which is supervised by volunteers. There you can make yourself comfortable on the sofa, play board games and Wii, exchange ideas with other students or even study. You can also make yourself coffee or tea for a donation. There are also various events that take place regularly.

During the lecture period, the tea room is usually open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, depending on the staffing.


Students who would like to grow their own fruit and vegetables can plant a bed in our campus garden. We will also provide gardening tools. If you are interested in planting your own bed, just send us an email.

At the Umwelt-Campus the environment is of course very important to us. Thus, in addition to the gardens managed by the AStA, there are also the DreckWegTage, which take place once a semester. We also protect the toads during their mating season with a toad fence set up by the students. If you have ideas to continue making the campus more sustainable feel free to contact us directly.


The AStA offers several possibilities to do sports on campus. There is a small fitness room in the communication building, which can be used by all students. Volunteer courses are offered regularly in the gymnasium. There is also the possibility to offer a course yourself. In the tea room you can borrow sports equipment such as basketball, tennis rackets, etc. for a deposit. There is also a billiard room in the KG. The key for this room can be borrowed from Contact for a deposit.



+49 6782 17-1392
+49 6782 17-1285


Building: 9914 Room: 012

Opening hours:
Due to Corona, the office is currently vacant. You are welcome to make an appointment by email.

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