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Financing your studies

Student financial support is available from both the Federal government and the University of Stuttgart. Below we describe their programs briefly and point you to the relevant sources for more detailed information.

There are different ways to receive financial aid for your studies – either from the Federal government or directly from the University of Stuttgart. Additional sources of information on student financial aid are

In addition, be sure to check if you qualify for these support programs designated for international students only.


BAföG regulates governmental loan programs that support education of Germany’s youth. As a University of Stuttgart student, you are eligible to apply for BaföG loans to help finance your studies. To find out the prevailing loan terms and conditions, what documentation you need to provide, and when you must repay the loans, please contact Stuttgart Student Services [de]. When transitioning from bachelor studies to a master’s program, be aware that special rules apply. For more information, please see our Master's transition page [de].

Stuttgart Student Services emergency loans

This program is designed to help students by extending interest-free loans when they find themselves in temporary financial difficulties. The maximum loan amount is 1,500 EUR, with repayment set contractually. For details, check the Student Services webiste.

Education loans

For more on this Federal loan program administered by the Federal Office of Administration [de] please refer to its website. The maximum monthly loan amounts to 300 EUR with terms of up to 24 months.