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Housing allowance

Eine Studentin sitzt an einem Schreibtisch, auf dem ein Laptop und viele Lernmaterialien stehen und liegen. Im Hintergrund ist ihr Zimmer zu sehen, in dem ein großes Bücherregal steht.

Housing allowance is a social benefit that can be granted as a subsidy for accommodation costs and does not have to be repaid.

Who is entitled to housing benefit?

Basically, you are only entitled to housing allowance if you are not entitled to any benefits under the BAföG.

This is the case, for example, if

  • instead, a scholarship is paid by a scholarship organization for gifted students (§2 BAföG)
  • the maximum period of support is exceeded
  • a change of subject was made without good cause or too late (§7 Abs.3 BAföG)
  • the requirements for the promotion of a further education (second degree) are not fulfilled
  • the certificate of achievement has not been submitted (§48 BAföG)
  • the age limit has been exceeded (§10 Abs.3 BAföG)

More detailed information

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Contact persons

Ramona López
Student Life Advisor
Room 4, Counseling Center in Mensa II (Leibnizstraße 12-14), 24118 Kiel, Germany
Office hoursMon+Thur 11.00-14.00
Johanna Usinger
Student Life Advisor
Room 1, Counseling Center in Mensa II (Leibnizstraße 12-14), 24118 Kiel, Germany
Office hoursMon+Thurs 11.00-14.00
Janne Marie Wolter
Student Life Advisor
Room 2.07, office in the refectory building, Thomas-Fincke-Straße 20, 24943 Flensburg, Germany
Office hoursMon + Wed 10.00-13.00
Stefanie Prüss
Student Life Advisor
Room 43, office in the refectory building, Mönkhofer Weg 241, 23562 Lübeck
Office hoursTue-Thu 10.00-13.00
Beatrice Richter-Bethge
Student Life Advisor
Room 0.44, Office FH Westküste, Fritz-Thiedemann-Ring 20, Heide
Office hoursWed + Thur 10-13
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