State benefits

At first sight, besides BAföG students seem to have no or only a very limited claim to further state benefits. It is highly advisable to check the respective situation thoroughly.

On the following pages we will give you a survey, which other benefits may be made use of. In detail, these arechild allowancehousing allowanceunemployment benefit I and II as well as social welfare. In addition to that, special benefits and options for student parents will be discussed.

For international students with a residence permit for the purpose of studying, the receipt of social benefits may lead to the fact that the prerequisites for the residence permit are considered as not being fulfilled any more, as their livelihood is not secured by own means. This includes the family members (who have followed), too. In case of need, please make use of our social counselling.