Study finance

Students in Germany spend on average some € 749 per month to cover costs of living. There are different opportunities for refugee students to finance their studies:


BAföG (short for Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz) is an interest-free public loan for students. The maximum amount to be refunded after finishing studies and entering the job market is € 10,000.  Please check early on if you can apply for „BAföG“. The most important criterion is your residence permit. For more information on how to finance your studies, please contact our social advisory services.

Contact for general questions on Study finance:

Julia Schmidt
Social and Study guidance
Phone: 0234 32 29933