The student survey is a survey of students at German universities on the study situation and student orientations. It was developed in the early 1980s by the research group on higher education at the University of Konstanz. The first survey took place in the winter semester 1982/83, further surveys were carried out at intervals of 2-3 years. In WS 2015/16 the 13th survey was conducted. The project has been funded by the federal ministry of education and research since the beginning.