Deutsches Studentenwerk

 

Welcome

So, you would like to study in Germany? The Deutsche Studentenwerk has compiled the following information especially for international students to support you along the way.

The Deutsche Studentenwerk is the umbrella organisation overseeing the 57 Studentenwerke in Germany. The Studentenwerke are partner organisations of the universities and support around two million students with help and services regarding their studies.

Studying in times of the coronavirus pandemic: Information for international students

Important information for international students in financial distress due to the Corona Pandemic: From June 1, 2020 international students can apply for an interest-free, but repayable, KfW student loan and receive a maximum of 650.00 euros per month from July 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021. Further information can be found here: https://www.kfw.de/inlandsfoerderung/Privatpersonen/Studieren-Qualifizieren/KfW-Studienkredit/KfW-Corona-Hilfe-f%C3%BCr-Studierende/ 

In addition, students in pandemic-realted emergency situations can now also apply for bridging assistance (www.ueberbrueckungshilfe-studierende.de). You can find further information here: https://www.studentenwerke.de/en/content/faqs-students .

 

Due to the current situation, international students are facing new challenges. The Deutsches Studentenwerk, the umbrella organisation of the 57 Studenten- und Studierendenwerke in Germany, has published FAQs for international students, which provide answers to urgent questions in German, English and French: https://www.studentenwerke.de/de/content/corona-faqs-der-studenten-und

Further relevant information for international students and applicants can be found here: https://www.study-in-germany.de/de/aufenthalt-planen/tipps-fuer-jeden-tag/corona-update_76181.php 

 

and here: https://www.daad.de/de/coronavirus/

Multilingual information and practical tips on the coronavirus in various languages can also be found at: https://corona-ethnomed.sprachwahl.info-data.info/

Your local Studentenwerk or Studierendenwerk will advise you on financial, social and legal issues, even during the corona crisis.

Preparation

If you're planning to study in Germany, there's a lot to sort out first. How do I pay for it? How well do I have to speak German? Where do I have to apply?
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On arrival

Just arrived? You have a lot to do! Register with the authorities, enrol at the university - our information helps you to get the most important things done quickly!
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During your studies

Make sure you have fun too! Apart from studying you should get in touch with other students - at university there are all sorts of different opportunities to do this.
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Finishing your studies

Congratulations on your degree! But what happens next? Find out about help to return home and what the possibilities are for staying in Germany.
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Studentenwerke are great partners!

It doesn't matter where you study in Germany - a Studentenwerk is there to help you. Your Studentenwerk advises on financial, social and legal questions and offers inexpensive accommodation and good food for those on a tight budget.