Student Finance

What types of financial aid are available to students?

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Financing your studies is one of the major issues you have to deal with before enrolling at a university. Fortunately, most public universities in Germany do not charge tuition fees, but studying, in principle, costs money: Every semester, you have to pay a semester fee, buy books and, of course, continue to maintain your livelihood.

In addition to student jobs and BAföG, there are also numerous scholarships as well as special loans and other financing options for students in Germany.

What options do I have?

Scholarships (“Stipendien”)

"Garantiefonds Hochschule"

Educational grant for the particularly gifted students ("Begabtenförderung")

National Scholarship ("Deutschlandstipendium")

Training loan programme ("Bildungskreditprogramm")

Student Jobs

How can I save money as a student?


Political engagement and voluntary service can increase your chances of success in most scholarship programmes, i.e. if you are a member of an association or work as a volunteer in the fire brigade.