Financial aid during corona

Corona financial aid

Students who are in financial need through no fault of their own as a result of the Corona crisis can apply to the Studierendenwerk Thüringen for Corona financial aid - an interest-free social loan of up to €800 - until 31 December 2021. The Corona financial aid is provided 50% as a loan from the universities and the remaining 50% as a grant from the Free State of Thuringia. It is not yet clear whether the programme will be continued in 2022.

Applications are to be submitted to Please use the application form and sign it personally (no computerized signature).

For the application are required (please submit as scan):

  • completed application for Corona financial assistance, including a description of the pandemic-related financial hardship and proof by means of appropriate documents,
  • copy of ID card, passport, or residence permit,
  • current certificate of study,
  • chronologically arranged documentation of the financial hardship according to date by presenting the bank statements of all accounts (including blocked accounts and credit accounts) of the last 60 days,
    Your own financial resources must not exceed the amount of Corona financial aid requested, i.e., no more than 800 euros may be available across all accounts (including blocked and credit accounts). Irregular, untraceable account transactions, missing documentation, or a lack of reference to the Corona pandemic will preclude Corona financial assistance.
  • direct debit authorization - please sign personally (no computerized signature).
    Naming an address guarantor who does not share a common address with the person taking out the loan and provides a residential address in Germany (please submit the name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and a copy of the address guarantor's ID or residence permit.)

Please refer to the guidelines guidelines for more information. You are welcome to contact our staff at the General Social Counselling Office, where you can submit the application.

Interim financial aid

Students who are experiencing particularly severe financial hardship due to Corona and as a result of the pandemic can apply for financial aid of up to €500 per month provided by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The application process is entirely online: www.überbrü Applications from students in Thuringia are processed by the Studierendenwerk Thüringen.

The interim financial aid expired as planned on September 30th, 2021. The Studierendenwerk Thuringia processes all applications received up to this point. It is no longer possible to apply after September 30th, 2021.

Tip: Helpful FAQs for students can be found on this page.

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