Social Counselling, OASE
Phone: +49 (0234) 79 22332
- "BAföG" (Student Loan) Counselling
- Financing Your Studies
- Job markets and tips
- "RUB-Bildungsfonds" (RUB's Student Scholarship Programme)
- Scholarship Information
- Loan of Money, Cred
- Studying with Child
Financing and Social Matters
Studying costs money – of course. The general cost of living is the biggest position: according to the social survey, this has to be calculated at between 600 and 700 euros per month. Bochum students must also pay the social insurance contribution of about 250 euros per semester. This includes the semester ticket for free travel on the VRR transport network.
On the other hand, there are also many sources of income, starting with state support (BAföG) and parental support, grants, side or holiday jobs, special loans, and credits. It is definitely worth checking all possibilities and making concrete calculations – the RUB advisors will be glad to help you. After all, no-one should be held back from studying for financial reasons.