Scholarships, BAföG (education advancement grants) and other means of financing your studies

Your own flat, textbooks, clothes, food and eventually going out – studying isn’t cheap, even though there are no tuition fees. So how do all those students manage their financing? Do they all have rich parents? Or do they have a well-paid side job? There are many possibilities of financing your studies including some you might have never thought of. No matter how much money you and your parents earn: It is always a good idea to look into all options and get a consultation.

BAföG (=education advancement grants)

BAföG is a government fund that – under certain conditions – offers financial support to Bachelor and Master students.

The BAföG office at Trier University is responsible for all matters in regard to BAföG.

BAföG – News

Current information about BAföG (-application) and application process.

BAföG application

How to apply for BAföG

BAföG- repeated application

How to extend your BAföG

BAföG- ABC

From “Ablehnung”(=rejection) to “Zusatzleistungen”(=additional services)

BAföG in a nutshell

All about BAföG in five quick answers

BAföG FAQ

Quick questions – quick answers

Scholarships

There are a variety of scholarships with diverse eligibility conditions. These conditions are not only determined by academic performance or social commitment, but also by other criteria. Information for students of Trier University on DAAD (=German academic exchange service), ‘Deutschlandstipendium’, other foundations and scholarships to study or do an internship abroad.

 

More financing options

Student loan

Student jobs

Student Services (food stamps, social support for students in special circumstances, e.g. students with children)