Erlangen-Nuremberg Student Service is responsible for the provision of benefits according to the German Federal Law on Education and Training Grants (“Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz” – “BAföG”).

For more information, please contact:

Studentenwerk Erlangen-Nürnberg (Erlangen-Nuremberg Student Service)
Amt für Ausbildungsförderung (Office for Education and Training Grants)
Hofmannstr. 27, D-91052 Erlangen 
Phone: +49 9131 8917-0 

The Student Service provides regularly individual counseling in the premises of Ingolstadt University. The precise dates will be notified by the Office of Student Affairs.

In order to obtain funding from an educational fund, it is necessary to go through an application procedure, which varies according to the provider. However, in return, those applicants who successfully obtain funding agree to repay a percentage of their future gross salary over a certain period. Repayment only commences after successfully taking up employment.

Further details are available from

One such provider is Festo Bildungsfonds: https://www.festo-bildungsfond

Another method of financing the general living costs of a period of study is to take out a student loan. Student loans take the form of monthly payments, aimed primarily at securing the student's living costs.

One such possibility is the KfW student loan, which provides support ranging from a minimum of 100 EUR to a maximum of 650 EUR per month – without loan collateral and irrespective of income or assets. Information is available here.

For students who are meanwhile at an advanced stage of their studies, there is the Federal government education loan programme. More information on education loans is available from the Federal Administration Office (Bundesverwaltungsamt).

Further information on other student loans is available from



Under certain conditions, low-income households can receive a housing allowance as a state benefit to help cover rent costs. Applications for housing benefit are made at the local housing benefit office (Wohngeldstelle). 

Information from the housing benefit office of the City of Ingolstadt is available here.

There are many funding possibilities available for students in search of financial support for a period abroad. Information is available here.

The E.W. Kuhlmann Foundation was founded by Edith and Edmund Kuhlmann in Hamburg. The couple provide support for people in financial hardship and who are in education or retraining or are establishing a start-up.

The Kuhlmann Foundation awards the following repayable loans:
Rolling scholarship (Rollendes Stipendium)
Study completion assistance (Studienabschlusshilfe)


E-Mail for assistance with financing issues:

General E-Mail Service Center Study Affairs:

Info phone: +49 (0) 841 / 9348-1370

Information and advice
ServicePoint Studium, room A 006

during the semester
Mo till Th 10 am - 2 pm
Fr 10 am - 12 am
or individual appointments

during the semester break
Mo till Fr 10 am - 12 am

Differing opening hours (pdf) are available here

Postal Address
PO Box 21 04 54, 85019 Ingolstadt 

Visitor's address
Esplanade 10, 85049 Ingolstadt

Studentenwerk Erlangen-Nürnberg

Link to the BAföG-pages