International Office


Benefits under the German Federal Training Assistance Act (Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz - BAföG for short) are loans issued by the federal government that students in need can use to finance their studies and are only to be repaid in half without interest.

The awarding of BAföG to international students is done according to §8 BAföG and is unfortunately very complex.

At the university, the International Office does not offer advice on BAföG instead AStA and AKAFÖ handle all matters BAföG related, including providing information on requirements and regulations for international students.

Points of contact

Further information on BAföG as well as on possible counseling services can be found here:

Student Finance Consultation

Contact AStA

Contact AKAFÖ

Other financing possibilities

Briefumschlag mit Schleife im Hörsaal

Here you can find information about scholarships.


Some German institutions offer loans specifically to international students to finance their studies. Learn more!

Studierende kauft etwas im Unishop

How do I find a part-time job? What do I have to consider? Find out here!

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