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Financial support for students in the corona crisis

FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS IN THE CORONA CRISIS

All of us and all our students are facing new challenges during the corona pandemic. The current lockdown in winter semester 2020/2021 means that many of our students have lost their jobs or cannot get one to finance their studies. Some of them cannot rely on parental support and have no access to available support services. Students get into difficulties as rent, health insurance and living costs still have to be paid. International students are particularly affected, as they more often depend on student jobs.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS IN THE CORONA CRISIS

All of us and all our students are facing new challenges during the corona pandemic. Many of our students have lost their jobs or cannot get one to finance their studies. Some of them cannot rely on parental support and have no access to available support services. Students get into difficulties as rent, health insurance and living costs still have to be paid. International students are particularly affected, as they more often depend on student jobs.

Support is available for students who have got into financial difficulties due to the corona crisis:

Interim financial aid funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF):
The federal government supports students with up to 500€ to ease financial burdens as a result of the measures adopted to contain the pandemic. The support can be applied for on a monthly basis. You can find all important information here: /www.überbrückungshilfe-studierende.de/start

KfW Student Loan:
Students can apply for an interest-free loan from KfW Bank until 31 December 2021. For this purpose, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) will pay the interest on KfW student loans that are in the disbursement phase until 31 December 2021. After that, interest rates must be paid by the students. The loan can be claimed up to 650 euros per month, depending on requirements, and can be applied for online. You can find all important information here: www.kfw.de/inlandsfoerderung/Private-customers/Education-and-Training/KfW-Studienkredit/KfW-Corona-Hilfe-f%C3%BCr-Studierende/

BAföG:
Students who are entitled to BAföG but have not applied for BAföG so far because they have earned enough with a part-time job or have received enough money from their parents so far, whose income has now ceased due to the Corona situation, should apply for BAföG. You can find all important information here: https://bafoeg-niedersachsen.de/BAfoeGOnline/ABAfoeG/

AStA loan:
In order to bridge a short-term financial crisis, it is possible to get an AStA loan. Students at Leibniz Universität Hannover can borrow a one-off sum of 450 euros from the student body. The loan is completely interest-free and repayment begins after six months at the latest with instalments starting at €25. Higher or additional instalments can be paid at any time. You can find all important information here: http://www.asta-hannover.de/service/soziales/darlehen/

End-of-study loans from the Studentenwerk:
For particularly needy students who are about to complete their studies, the Studentenwerk grants end-of-study loans. These loans are interest-free and are intended to make it easier for students to graduate. You can find all important information here: www.studentenwerk-hannover.de/bafoeg/darlehen/darl-bedingungen/

 

Financial support for international students:
The International Office offers emergency grants and graduation grants for international students from countries outside the EU who are enrolled at Leibniz Universität Hannover. You can find all important information here: www.uni-hannover.de/en/studium/finances-funding/finanzielle-beihilfen-fuer-internationale-studierende/


Corona emergency fund for students

For six months, students had the opportunity to be supported with a one-time funding through the Corona emergency fund. The emergency fund was completely donation-based.

We were able to approve 90 applications - many thanks to all donors and everyone involved. 

Helga Gotzmann
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Helga Gotzmann
Management
Address
Wilhelm-Busch-Straße 4
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
206