You've come to the right place if you want to find out everything about finances during your studies. There are various ways to finance your studies, such as parental support, BAföG, scholarships, jobs or loans. Shortly before you start, you can also apply for study assistance if you or your parents receive social benefits. You can get independent, confidential and free advice on all of these topics from us, the Counselling Centre for Student Life.
The Office for Educational Support is your point of contact for BAföG. Our staff will help you with your application and process it.
On this page you will also find information about the student union fee, which is due every semester, and the Campus Card, which you can use to pay cashless in our canteens. This is the only way to get the discounted student rate.
Options for financing your studies
Student union fee
If you are enrolled at a university supervised by the Studentenwerk SH, you will pay us a contribution of 63.00 euros per semester. The Studentenwerk uses this fee to finance part of its services for students.
The student union fee is part of the semester fee. The semester fee includes the student union fee, the AStA fee including the semester ticket and, if applicable, the enrolment fee. We accept the semester fee on behalf of the universities and the AStA, retaining the student union fee and transferring the AStA fee to the AStA and the university fees to the respective university.