Student Financing Overview
Studying in the land between the seas is nice, but unfortunately not free. To ensure that your studies don't fail because of your parents' wallet, there are various ways, which we will briefly present here.
The majority of all students receive maintenance from their parents, just under eleven per cent receive BAföG benefits(Statista), six per cent take out a student loan, five per cent receive a scholarship and 70 per cent have a job while studying(www.constata.de). You can find out more about these topics on the following pages.
Where do I get the money I need?
Maintenance law is complicated, but in principle, parents are obliged to finance an appropriate education for their children until they have completed it. However, out of the imperative of mutual consideration, children of full age are also obliged to complete this education in a goal-oriented manner.
It is a fact that many parents cannot pay the necessary maintenance in full, and sometimes do not want to. The question then arises as to what alternative or supplementary financing options are available. You can find out about many other alternatives on our website.
Studis Online offers a "Study Financing Check" that allows you to quickly, easily and individually check whether, in addition to BAföG, other sources of money such as child benefit, alimony, housing allowance, unemployment benefit, scholarships, education loans, KfW student loans or other loans and funds are possible for you. In addition to the question of possible assets, it takes into account many individual factors of the person in question or the studies.