The following student union is responsible for answering questions on financial support to help you fund your studies:
Advice service in the Weihenstephan Alte Akademie (Old Academy building)
Alte Akademie 1
T +49 8161 71 - 2459 (Wednesdays only)
Contact: Ms Dr Olga Krutowski
Tuesday 9:30 a.m.–2.30 p.m.
(general questions only)
Erlangen Nürnberg Student Union
T +49 91 31 - 80 02-0
F +49 91 31 - 80 02-190
The essential information needed to apply for financial support (in German) is outlined by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung).
Students in Bavaria can apply for BAföG (financial assistance) online at www.bafoeg-bayern.de.
Eligible students initially receive BAföG benefits for four semesters, without the progress of their studies being verified. From the fifth semester, they must provide a performance record to confirm that they have achieved at least average standards.
The performance record may be provided in the form of:
The law allows students to choose whether they complete Form 5, or show their credit points score by means of a performance record.
The BAföG does not promote elitism, and so a particularly good level of performance is not required, nor is the achievement of all credit points by the end of the respective semester as per the study and assessment regulations. An average performance is sufficient to allow students to complete their studies within the standard period of study.
As it is up to the university to decide whether this is the case, the following credit points have been established as standard for all bachelor programmes at HSWT, university-wide:
|3rd semester||60 EC|
|4th semester||90 EC|
|5th semester||105 EC|
|6th semester||120 EC|
|7th semester||140 EC|
If students can prove the ECTS total stated above at the end of the respective semester, the average performance in the orderly course of training up to the end of the current semester is deemed to have been achieved. Only the BAföG office may provide proof of the ECTS credit points achieved. The proof can be obtained from Student.Service.
If a student falls short of these ECTS totals, it cannot automatically be assumed that the average performance has not been achieved. In such cases, the student can provide evidence of average achievement using Form 5. This form, and others, can be downloaded from www.bafoeg-bayern.de/BAfoeGOnline/bafoeg/FormblattAuswahl.aspx.