Money

Jobs

If you are looking for a part-time job, we have collected some useful tips for jobbing during your studies. You can also find job offers on the notice boards in our information centers. We regularly hire students for part-time jobs in our dining halls and cafeterias.

BAföG (grant for German students)

The "Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz (BAföG)" (Federal Training Assistance Act) is the state's study assistance scheme for students who receive little or no support from their parents. International students only receive BAfÖG under certain conditions. For more information, please contact your BAföG office (BAföG-Amt).

Scholarships

We have compiled information on various scholarships (Stipendien). You find information on scholarships for international students on the website of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Loans

If you don’t receive a scholarship, if you can't find a job and if you need financial support for your studies, there is the possibility to take out a loan (Kredit). The educational loan Bildungskredit or the KfW loan (KfW-Kredit) are subject to certain conditions for international students. Information on these conditions can be obtained for the educational loan from the Federal Administration Office Bundesverwaltungsamt (BVA) and for the KfW loan from the service offices student finance offices in Erfurt, Ilmenau and Jena.

Hardship loan

When you are in a financial emergency through no fault of your own which endangers your studies, you can contact our staff at the Allgemeine Sozialberatung (ASB, General Social Counselling) to apply for a hardship loan (Härtefalldarlehen).

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