Student financing

A degree program needs to be financed. In the first place, parents, students themselves and then - if they are married - their spouses are responsible for financing studies. If there are not adequate funds available, then other sources of financing are to be considered:
part-time job (but since studying is comparable with a full-time job, this alternative of financing adversely affects studying);
• Training assistance according to the Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG);
student loan.

On the following pages, we would like to provide you with an overview of the most important financing options for studying. Furthermore, the Studierendenwerk offers you tips on how to save money. If you have any questions, we would be pleased to be your main point of contact.

In financial terms, the insurances available to students are also of interest. Furthermore, students may receive tokens as a subsidy for meals in the cafeterias and vaccination allowances which are subject to certain conditions.

Explanatory video on student financing for international students

In the following video, the German Student Union explains the requirements and options for financing studies, explains legal restrictions on jobbing for international students, and provides practical tips for planning studies in Germany. With an extra section on Corona, the video also summarizes the most important sources of information on studying in the pandemic.



07. 06. 2021

FAQ Coronavirus

Auf dieser Seite bündelt das Studierendenwerk wichtige Fragen und Antworten zum Coronavirus.

06. 09. 2021

500 Euro Studienstarthilfe

Die finanzielle Studienstarthilfe „StudiumThüringenPlus“ des Landes Thüringen kann noch bis zum 15. September beim Studierendenwerk Thüringen beantragt werden.

26. 08. 2021

Das Studierendenwerk dankt seinen Beschäftigten im Jubiläumsjahr

Das Studierendenwerk Thüringen blickt in diesem Jahr auf seinen 30. Gründungstag zurück.

18. 08. 2021

Deutsches Studentenwerk: Impfen für mehr Präsenz im Studium

Das Deutsche Studentenwerk (DSW) ruft Studierende dazu auf, die Impfangebote der Länder und Hochschulen wahrzunehmen, um so im kommenden Wintersemester 2021/2022 mehr Präsenzveranstaltungen an den Hochschulen zu ermöglichen.

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