Working during your studies

Working part-time is sometimes not just the cherry-on-top for your CV,but can become a necessity to get by. According to the 20th survey by the German Student Service (“Deutsche Studentenwerk”), the average student in Germany is 24 years old and has 864 euros per month at his/her disposal. 25% has less than 675 Euros monthly to get by, while the top 25% has over 1000 Euros. For others that are not eligible for BAföG1 (i.e. foreign students) or receive a negligible amount, the reality is tha...
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A short guide on how to get through the BAföG jungle

The stated aim of the German Federal Training Assistance Act (BAföG) is that it “enables all young people to choose the training that suits their own personal interests, irrespective of their families’ financial means”. But the route to receiving this financial support is often long and difficult. Anyone thinking of applying for BAföG automatically thinks of endless forms, gathering proof of income and having to make incessant telephone calls because some important piece of information is mi...
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