Student Loans (BAföG)

Semester fees, study materials and living costs - academic education is not cheap. Student jobs are usually a great opportunity in order to earn money and to balance the account. However, there are other options to as well.

BAföG is the most often used expression. The German abbreviation BAföG stands for the Federal Training Assistance Act and is at the same time used as synonym of the allocated loans or grants. BAföG entitles students who meet certain social and financial criteria to the funding and its rate is determined individually. 50% of the assistance is provided in the form of a grant and 50% in the form of a non-interested loan which has to re-paid after graduation. According to the Federal Training Assistance Act, the Student Services Bremen (Studentenwerk Bremen) is responsible for students at the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven.