Student financing

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A number of costs are incurred during studies. These are living costs such as rent, food, health insurance, books, but also the semester contribution. Most students finance their studies with several sources, BAföG benefits and jobbing are the most important pillars here.

Information and advice

You can get good advice about money from the Student Financial Counseling Service (Studienfinanzierungsberatung) of the Studierendenwerk directly on the campus of the University of Kassel.

How do I finance my studies?


Studies at the University of Kassel can be funded according to the Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG).

The BAföG office of the Studierendenwerk Kassel is responsible for this:

Student Loans

Student loans are disbursed regardless of income. The offers range from financing living expenses to financing bridging, interim and final phases. However, the burden in the repayment phase is often quite high. You can find a current ranking at

Information from the Studierendenwerk Kassel:


In almost all areas, student assistants support university operations on a daily basis. Whether in the departments as tutors or as IT helpers in the offices: In most cases, a job on campus can be easily combined with your studies.

Scholarships are the most favorable way of financing studies because they are usually provided as a non-repayable grant. The amount of the scholarship depends on the scholarship provider. 

The largest scholarship providers in Germany are the Begabtenförderungswerke. Information on the works can be found at

With the Deutschlandstipendium, the University of Kassel supports talented students. The sponsored students receive a scholarship of 300 euros per month. Here private sponsors pay 150 euros per month, the other half is paid by the federal government. The Deutschlandstipendium at the University of Kassel is awarded each winter semester. Further information can be found at

Advancement Scholarship
The Advancement Scholarship supports experienced professionals in pursuing their first university degree. For more information , visit

Scholarships for stays abroad
Studying abroad for one or two semesters or doing an internship or even participating in an international summer school is an attractive option for many students. Often these plans fail not because of the will, but because of the financial implementation. There are numerous financing options, including scholarships from the DAAD or the SHOSTA program. Find out more here: Funding Opportunities for Study Abroad.

Scholarships for Internships and Theses
The best-known scholarship for funding internships is the "Carlo Schmid Program for Internships with International Organizations and EU Institutions": Carlo-Schmid-Program.

STI­BET-Ab­schluss­sti­pen­di­en für in­ter­na­ tio­na­le Stu­die­ren­de
The University of Kassel is able to award a very limited number of graduation scholarships for foreign students who are in the final phase of their studies: Application Information and Application

Scholarships for stu­the­ren­de with chro­ ni­scher illness­heit or Be­hin­de­ rung
Some foundations and scholarship providers take impairment-related concerns into account when awarding scholarships. In addition, there are a large number of small foundations that support special groups of people or cover special needs. However, study support specifically for impaired students is the exception. More information is available on the website of the German Student Union: Tips for students with impairments.

Other study scholarships
In addition to the above-mentioned study scholarships, there are also numerous scholarships sponsored by companies and foundations. Internet sites where you can search for company or foundation scholarships can be found under the next menu item "Scholarship databases".

PublisherTarget groupWebsite
Federal Ministry of Education and Researchall students and doctoral candidates

Germany Scholarship

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

International students, doctoral candidates and postdocs who want to study, research and work in Germany,

and students, doctoral candidates and postdocs of German universities who want to go abroad to study, do research or work.



Student Union KasselStudents at the University of KasselStudierendenwerk Kassel Financing
Initiative ArbeiterKind.deStudents from Germany - Reports from scholarship holders


Working Group of the Scholarships for the Gifted in the Federal Republic of GermanyStudents and doctoral candidates from GermanyStipendiumplus
Federal Association of German FoundationsStudents and doctoral candidates at German universitiesFederal Association
German Foundation Center GmbHall students and doctoral candidatesGerman Foundation Center
On behalf of the Rector of the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen UniversityInformation platform for doctoral students and postdocs

Funding Kisswin

This listing does not claim to be complete.